On this Focus on the Family broadcast, author Allison Bottke openly describes the difficult challenges she's faced in parenting her grown son who has wrestled with drug addiction, multiple arrests, and an unproductive life. She discusses her regret over her mistake of enabling her son through the years, and shares stories of other parents who have unwittingly crossed the line of enabling their adult children under the guise of "helping" them.
If you're a parent struggling with an adult child, don't miss out as Allison offers valuable guidance through the lessons she's learned as she outlines the six steps of her acronym "SANITY": (S)top negative behavior [e.g., rescuing, bailing out, loaning money]; (A)ssemble a support group with other parents; (N)ip excuses in the bud [not letting your adult child manipulate you]; (I)mplement rules and boundaries; (T)rust your instincts [despite your enabling in the past]; and (Y)ield everything, including your adult child, to God.
For more from Allison, check out her book Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents.
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