There is definitely a difference in parenting styles now than even two decades ago. Many parents are feeling disrespected, overwhelmed and not the authority figure in the house. Are these childhood parenting struggles leading to failure to launch adults? We have an obligation to our children to teach and guide them. If parents aren’t providing the right tools in adolescence, they may find their child’s only way of coping is to turn to drugs and alcohol in teen and young adult years.
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