I am still amazed by parents who treat their grown children as if they are three or four. You can’t live your grown children’s lives for them. You must allow them to strict out on their own and live the life they were destined by God to live.
Ephesians 6:4 says, “Parents, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” If you have raised your children to the best of your ability there is nothing left for you to do to help them make it in the world. Raising our children to be our children and not our friends is paramount in child rearing. We love our children too much JUST to be their friends. We must show them the way, teach them right and wrong and not leave them to their own devices and through patterns without steering them in the right direction.
A note to all my friends who have grown children: You do not have to reap what they have sown! Stop putting yourself out because they have made a bad decision. Stop making excuses for their bad behavior and stop lowering your standards in order to accommodate them! THEY ARE GROWN! Let them stand or fall by their own actions!