What is “Reverse parenting”? This upside-down family configuration occurs when an adult child must assume care for a parent because the parent can no longer care for himself or herself. To my way of thinking, this is the hardest type of parenting on the planet.
“Joshua developed the ‘terrible twos’ overnight! Yesterday he was docile and loved going to the park. Today when I asked him if he wanted to go to the park he said ‘no,” really loud. Then when I asked him to stop playing with the liquid soap at the sink he said no and yelled ‘go way.’ What do I do?”
Parents know that one of their jobs is to protect their child from pain. Some misguided parents morph this laudable goal into attempts to foster continuous happiness upon their children. Not a good idea.
ROCKLIN, Calif. — Two California teenagers were arrested after they gave one of the girl’s parents milkshakes spiked with prescription sleeping pills so she could use the Internet past her curfew, police said.