WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
WILL AGING BABY BOOMERS EVER LET GO OF OUR ADULT CHILDREN?
Most older Baby Boomer parents have raised and launched our children. Yay!
Once children reach adulthood and leave our homes, parents are expected to stop active parenting and allow them to lead independent lives. Since when have boomers done what is expected?
For example, even from a distance, some parents make our presence known by voicing opinions and offering advice about adult children's personal and work lives - whether or not our input is requested.
Boomers are not the first generation to be told our grown-up offspring are capable of living independent lives without frequent parental input. And, we're probably not the first generation to scoff, 'Preposterous.'
Boomers also scoff when alleged experts advise parents of fully-grown adults to 'let go.' To do this, we must exert self-control.
Boomer self-control ... Is that an oxymoron?
Baby Boomer parents are cautioned to give opinions and advice to adult children only upon request. Fully letting go means no unsolicited meddling, regardless of loving intentions. Seriously???
To do this effectively, boomers need special super powers. Anyone know where to get them?