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What are some positives?

For those of us that have gotten our children to adults, do you have any positives that you can share so that those that aren't there yet and are reading this Q&A don't get scared about getting to this point.

I have one son in college and preparing to get married next month. He and his wife to be looked at the financial aspect of it and decided to get married before graduation to help qualify for grants. He is spending his summer working at a local grocer and planning a wedding.
His twin has completed his basic law enforcement training and certification and is now actively looking for a job. Because of the course, he wasn't able to work while in classes but he did and still does contribute to the household in work. He does his own clothes, he cleans his room, he helps keep the "boys" bathroom clean, he mows the lawn, he helps do the dishes...etc. Anyone else have a positive with their adult children?


Asked by twinsplus2more at 4:23 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)

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  • Giving them permission to spread their wings, and allowing them the room to make mistakes while loving and supporting them the best you know. Letting go is very difficult but you have to trust that you have given them what they need to be successful in their own right. The reward is that they do thrive, and they do make their way in the world.

    Answer by Maggiemae4 at 2:52 PM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • All our children lived at home longer than the average. We never had any problems with any of them. They lived by the rules of the home, were respectful and helped out when they could. I think that if children are taught to be respectfu when they are little, it will carry over into adulthood. The opposite is just as true--if they are disrespectful as children, they will be disrespectful as adults.

    Answer by NannyB. at 5:16 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your adult kids thrive, be consistent and loving, always be there no matter what the circumstances, parenting doesn't stop at 18, as a matter of fact it never stops.

    Answer by older at 11:35 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • GRANDCHILDREN are the reward for having children and raising them to adulthood!

    Answer by Rnurse at 6:16 PM on Jun. 26, 2010