Bonus Episode Day 12
When your kidult is engaging in behavior that doesn’t align with your values
My twins were home from college for the weekend, and my son Daniel sat down with me to chat. I asked him what it’s like to have a mom who’s a therapist. We also talk about how we navigated when Daniel started engaging in behaviors that did not align with our family’s values. It’s controversial since most families would probably forbid the kidult against engaging in the behavior. My relationship with my son was more important, and since he was going to be 18 soon and heading off to college, it felt more important to have open and honest conversations with him about his behavior; how to stay safe and what my concerns were. I also think I may have been manipulative when I tell Daniel at the end that I love him. I think I wanted you all to hear that my son tells me he loves me.
Daniel is a freshman at Cal State University Long Beach where he is studying criminology. Daniel is a talented rapper who writes and performs his own songs. He is an amazing graphic designer and photographer. He took all the headshots on my website (and the pic of me podcasting that I use for the podcast).
MUSIC—Gravel Dance by Andy Robinson www.andyrobinson.com