Notes to Self: Daily Reminders

  • Overlook it. If you can't overlook it, forgive it.
  • It's their life.
  • If they want advice, they'll ask for it.
  • Keep up your own interests.
  • Be enthusiastic. It beats being critical.
  • It's better to be liked than right.
  • Let them treat you to something.
  • Keep good-housekeeping tips to yourself


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February 10, 2014


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Susan Bonifant

It's tough to "prompt" adult children to get moving, especially if they are living at home. But in my opinion, if they are aimless, wandering and lost, then for everyone's sake a plan should be made and expectations should be made clear. Otherwise, there is the potential for hostility and distance, and a lost opportunity to offer support.

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