A features reporter, Katie Leslie, is working on a story about what do you do as a parent when you totally don’t approve of the choices your child/teen/young adult is making.
The story is off of the Bristol Palin/Levi Johnston getting engaged and Sarah Palin not approving. Here’s the background story.
So we can discuss the topic here but if you wanted to be interviewed for Katie’s story on the topic you can email her at Katie.Leslie@ajc.com.
Is there a decision or many decisions that you just completely disagree with your teen/young adult on? What were the issues involved? How did you handle it?
Do you decide it is their life, they can do it but it’s going to be a huge, huge mistake? Did you tell them it was a mistake? Did you keep your mouth shut and just hope for the best?
Did telling them you think it’s a crappy decision actually force them into making the choice?
What can you actually do to stop them from making a bad choice? I don’t mean teaching them. I mean like stopping something as it about to happen – getting married, leaving town, choosing the wrong dude.