Be patient parents with your YOUNG ADULTS, they are still trying to figure out who they are, who they are becoming. They are dabbling in their own styles and figuring out what they like and no longer like. Your princess doesn’t like pink any more. Your “buddy” doesn’t like blue but now likes rockstar vibes. Your mini-me was never meant to be you. They were meant to BECOME themselves, an individual.
It’s a PROCESS. It’s better you SUGGEST, ADVISE, REMIND. You don’t have to COMMAND, DEMAND, INSIST, MANIPULATE, CONTROL. You might have to accept and PRAY. I hope you’re not the same in your 40s and 50s as you were in your 20’s. Please give them GRACE and MERCY and LOVE. And the occasional eyeroll.
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This is fr more meaningful to me at 65, than it was at 40. Which means it has to mean it is correct.