May 12, · All the me first adult kids who are too busy to check in daily on a single aging parent shame on them!. They are selfish and self-centered. I stopped texting emailing and calling my adult son to help me deal with the isolation of Covid and I simply gave up.I am old and I will be much happier when I’m 6 feet under and I’m sure he won’t. Jan 26, · My parents don’t respect me! Within the past week, an year-old high school senior, a year-old living at home, and a year-old who has struggled to support himself all made the same statement; “My parents don’t respect me.” Each one then spent the better part of an hour complaining about one or both parents.
For me, living at home as a young adult has been very stressful and rocky just because they don’t like where I work or my personality. Not because I can’t have a boyfriend over or I can’t smoke as a lot of people are too quick to say “their house, . Jul 30, · You think that because your adult child has "problems" that lets him or her off the hook from showing heartfelt respect. You may notice that he or she seems respectful when wanting something from you.
But as James Lehman, creator of The Total Transformation® program writes: “While it’s important to allow for the natural breaking away process that comes during the teen years, parents also have to be sure to identify and challenge any truly disrespectful child behavior that is hurtful, rude, or demeaning to others.”. So while it may be healthy and normal in some cases, disrespectful. Aug 21, · My child doesn’t respect me: Listen and talk. The consequences don’t need to be a form of vengeance or punishment. You need to find a loving way to transmit that such acts have an impact. Always try to be present and available for your children. Ask them about their feelings and express your own emotions as well.
See the thing about respect is that it has to be earned, but your parents (at least your mother) earns that respect almost immediately after giving birth to you. Assuming you have a father and/or mother that works, he/she also earns respect by providing for you and taking care of you. The older you get the more you realize that parents are just grown 'kids' who decided to have kids and are figuring it out as they go. If we look at it that way, it's easier to accept that the adults we've looked up to all our lives aren't perfect and will make mistakes. I guess then, it's our job as their children to give them a break. For more stories, you can find the original thread at the.