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Old 01-31-2009, 06:43 AM   #41
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At 18, your son may be legally an adult, but he still needs parents. I think it's neat that you still want to parent him and that your relationship is open enough to talk.
I'm 44 and still need my parents - they give great advice most of the time and know who they are giving the advice to.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:57 AM   #42
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I'm 44 and still need my parents - they give great advice most of the time and know who they are giving the advice to.
Ditto, but I'm just a few years older. As I have become wiser over the years, my parents even come to me for advice, opinion, and options.

Bright-eyed, I think you've got a great relationship with your son, and so long as you keep the lines of communication completely open, and have understanding, he'll probably be open and honest with you...and will appreciate your advice.

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It sounds like you've got a good handle on things.

One wise mother put it this way: "Will this matter in ten years?" when her daughter came home with orange and pink hair.
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