Adult Children and their Parents

Adult Children and their Parents

Problems with families primarily happen because family members get stuck transitioning between developmental stages. As young adults, we want so badly for our parents to see us in the current developmental stage we're in, but our desire to prove to our parents that we're capable of adulting keeps us stuck in ongoing negative interactions.

South Shore Family is launching the Boston Center for Relationship Education this summer, where we provide workshops around building healthier relationships. Check out "After You've Left the Roost: How to Improve Communication Between Parents and Adult Children" on July 19

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Parentified Parenting

Parentified Parenting

Some of us learn about parenting long before we become adults.

Perhaps your own parent turned to you for refuge from severe anxiety or depression. A substance use problem. A high conflict relationship.

They confided in you. They brought you into their combative relationship. They expected you to hold off on soccer practice or a birthday party so you could watch your younger siblings because they were unable to. They stood back as you disciplined your siblings for them.

Parentification has a significant impact on how you parent your own children.

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