Curfew or No Curfew? (Re-Release)
How do you maintain a balance between granting your adult child independence, ensuring their safety, and your peace of mind?
In today’s re-release episode, we have a roundtable with guests who are members of the Moms Who Double Dare community. We chat about our experiences with setting reasonable boundaries with our adult children while respecting their newfound independence, especially when it comes to late-night comings and goings.
This conversation amongst friends shows the essence of parenting adult children—finding the middle ground where mutual respect and understanding flourish. We had a conversation that was open, respectful, and considerate of everyone’s needs.
We recognized as parents the importance of not imposing rules randomly but instead engaging in a dialogue that accepts our children’s independence while addressing their concerns. It’s a testament to the delicate art of parenting adult children—balancing authority with understanding, rules with freedom, and love with practicality.
As parents, it’s crucial to understand that setting boundaries doesn’t diminish the love we have for our children; it’s an expression of that love. It’s about teaching them responsibility, respect for others, and self-discipline—values that are integral to adulthood.
In this episode
[00:54] Jodi asks “Curfew or no curfew?” after your kids go off to college.
[01:27] The resounding answer from all moms at the round table.
[02:18] Parents just want to know if their children are alive.
[03:03] It is also a matter of safety to know who is entering your home late at night.
[04:13] Jodi’s opinion on curfews and her experience with her kids.
[05:13] “Set rules no matter how old they are.” – Jodi
❤️ DARE to enjoy having them home again!
Moms Who Double Dare Community
Today’s guests and friends are members of the Moms Who Dare Community! Their names, from left to right at the table, are:
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