Growing Up


(art by http://punkcheerleader.deviantart.com/)

Life isn't always easy. It didn't come with a handbook, so we have to make just about every decision on our own, whether we're equipped to or not. Kids growing up, for example. Some are in the biggest hurry you'll ever see to grow up and get a life. This terrifies some parents. I can't blame them. Change is scary sometimes. "Theoretical example" here: teenage daughter meets man of her dreams, parents think end of the world has arrived. Sort of.

Nobody in this scenario is "the good guy". Nobody is "the bad guy". You can see the picture from both sides can't you? What would you tell her?

"Kid, good for you, but don't burn your bridges, you still need your parents."

What would you tell the parents?

"You have every right to be upset but chill, she needs to take some steps on her own. I know you mean well, but you can't decide everything in her life. She's an adult now. Be supportive without being controlling."

And eventually when everything has cooled off, maybe they can all live happily ever after.

Maybe.

Right?



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