Blogging is often seen as a young parent’s game – posts about the struggles of toilet training, veggie eating, and sleeping through the night are all great resources for parents who are knee deep in babies and toddlers. But what happens when those kids grow up? Patricia Paul-Carson of the blog Parenting Adult Children has plenty of thoughtful, insightful things to say on the topic.
It’s hard to go from being the one in charge to being one half of an adult-to-adult negotiation, and Patricia writes about that transition with tenderness and reflection. She’s got some stories to tell, and solutions to offer, for the kind of situations that arise when an adult child still lives at home – or awkwardly moves back in after a few years of independence. She knows what it’s like to deal with an adult child who borrows the car, or how to travel with your adult children, who might have very different ideas on what’s fun in the sun. And her insights sometimes lead to interesting reflections on what it’s like to be an adult child too, as she thinks about her own parents and her relationship with them. Patricia is practical, sensible, and direct, and we want to be just like her when our kids grow up.
Patricia has a way of really putting her finger on the heart of the parent-child relationship, and of human relationships in general. Come and hear what she has to say about this new stage of parenting at Blog Out Loud.