I am a mother of five. I have four young ones who live with my husband and myself and one who lives in Heaven. The topic of relationships between adult children and their parents is one that I never tire of exploring. I know people with wonderful relationships with their parents; I always ask them what their parents did right to have adult children to enjoy their company so much. I know people whose relationship with their parents is far less rosy, and I ask what the obstacles are to enjoyable friendship with them. I will spend this year interviewing adult children about their relationships with their parents. I want to learn what I can do to raise children who will come to enjoy me. Next year, I’ll turn the tables and interview the parents of adult children. Perhaps this will teach me to be a better adult child. For me, that window of time gets smaller every day. The questionnaire is up and can be copied and pasted into an email. I’ll have a legitimate web designer put it up in survey form on the website in the coming months. I will take anyone’s honest answers. I’d love to hear from you.
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I absolutely love this site. Your quote above “I want my children to do more than love me when they grow up; I want them to enjoy my company” made go Ahhhh, out loud! That is such the sentiment of this momma’s heart. Beautifully put. I adore my mom. She is without a doubt one of my favorite people on planet earth. I am grateful and consistently trying to mimic her ways now with my 4 children. I can’t wait to read more here. Thanks for this.
Thank you so much! I would so love to hear your story. I hope all the ones I post will allow us to be parents that endear our children to us.
I’m so glad you found this blog and like it. I’d love your feedback on how it can improve. I have some ideas for visual content, but haven’t landed on anything yet.