We begin this course by focusing first on the end, the outcome you hope to achieve as a parent.

JOURNAL: 1. Your child as an adult
Imagine your children growing older and older until they are adults, no longer living at home. Let’s say a friend of your adult child approaches him or her and asks, “As you think back to your childhood, what did your mother and father stand for? What difference did they make in your life because they were your mother and your father? What did you learn from this person?”

Your adult child pauses for a moment to think before responding. Now imagine how he would respond to that friend. Imagine the conversation. Write down what you hope he would say.

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