Do they seem unable to do chores around the house, contribute financially, or be respectful?
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One of the most common patterns parents and children fall back into is the over-functioning parent and the under-functioning child. Many if not most parents are simply unable to devote the time and attention that it takes to sit down and thoroughly handle every situation that comes up with their kids. Would you like to learn about how to use consequences more effectively? Many of the parents that I work with have also been cut off from their grandchildren which is a very particular kind of misery.
A SILENT EPIDEMIC
If you feel guilty to expect more from your kids or guilty to stand up to their resistance to do more for themselves, learn to get over it. A veteran social worker, she specializes in child behavior issues — ranging from anger management and oppositional defiance to more serious criminal behavior in teens. What are those kids still doing at home? We value your opinions and encourage you to add your comments to this discussion.