How would you handle an adult child living at home with a younger sibling and openly living an alternative lifestyle?
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She returned home from college this semester. She work, but contributes nothing. Boundaries have been set, challenged and reset. My younger child is reluctant to go places with her. I guess its time to set a timeframe. Thanks
Thanks for your comment. Boundaries have been set tested and addressed. When this happens she is more humble but eventually there's a new test
Thats what children are for - testing you. I was wondering if your youngest was avoiding her because they didn't understand, or had picked up on some of your possible animosity towards her. Have you explained to your youngest anything?
I have completely adhered to all standards set in my home. Everything short of putting her out. Her lifestyle is her issue. There's no attitude towards the lifestyle, though she tries to turn the focus to it. My younger child is avoids her in public.
I started contributing to the household of my parents the day I graduated high school. I didn't like the rules my parents set so I was out of their home since the age of 19. Never been back since. I'd love to have a talk with your adult child.
I'm sure it will come to that soon. The transition doesn't have to be so tense, in my opinion, but I realize some people have to learn and find their own way. I really appreciate your responses and welcome any suggestions.