Ultimately, as you move from being an in control parent to an , you’ll recognize that you simply have to trust and rest in God.
If you found ways to successfully overcome similar difficulties then share that with them.
For example, if someone is having problems getting past a first date and you went through a similar period when you first started dating tell them how it changed and what you did to move on.
And as an adult, they will want to make the final decision.
Hopefully, by this time, they will have absorbed the wisdom you’ve shared with them over the years enabling you to trust them to make wise decisions.
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Start the conversation with love by sharing how you love them unconditionally, as I discuss in my blog [click to tweet] Your child will shut down if you start by attacking their friend.
Avoid making statements like, “John is always selfish and controlling with you,” even if you know it’s true.
Let them talk and share what is going on for them and (even if it means biting your tongue) keep your opinions to yourself while listening and giving them encouragement to continue.
Share your experience While you’re listening to them some of what they are telling you may remind you of situations you have encountered.
Share in a comment below some ways you can apply these steps to your situation.