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How to enable (not empower) your adult children


I had to share this, having learned this lesson long before my sons reached adulthood. I like to think I empowered my sons for adulthood (they’re all in their 20s now) but even now, it’s easy to jump in and try to “fix” things each time they encounter a difficulty.

Single moms, I’d love to know – would you consider yourself an empowering mom, or an enabling one? Or maybe a combination of both?