What does it mean to be a child? And when is you young child become an adult child and what does that mean? I know its all confusing so lets start off with an easy definition.
Your child is your offspring, or a young person that you care for. Now that was easy. Bring on the big tough parts.
Lets start with what is the difference between a child child and an adult child. Does your child always owe you for the love and care you provided as they grew up? I say no. I think that you care for them ’cause you love them. Now an adult child would be a child that you let go. Hodding Carter says “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. ” So when you let your child fly then they become an adult child. (I say this should happen in college, if not a lot of freedom to test fly in high school.)
So the difference between a young child and an adult child is choice. An adult child can choose what they want and how to get it. This sounds like respecting an adult’s autonomy.
I like to be in control. I know that there are very few things that I can control. In high school I would have no idea what to do when I had to change my plans. I would flip out if I did not know what I was doing next.
Luckily I grew (or else College would have killed me). Even though I have learned a lot on how to let go, I still like my plans. I have had many grand plans lately (like going to be early, or not procrastinate my work). These plans have failed, and failed miserably. I always seem to have some urgent thing come up. They have all had very positive outcomes but they have come out of nowhere with no warning and need my attention NOW! This has been extremely hard.
Now I will always help out, but right now I want a break. It is hard to get my personal time (especially as an introvert who loves to be with people) and try to fix the crises brought on by this world. So with Thanksgiving around the corner and just a couple small assignments to do for school I am looking forward to some time with my phone off, a warm beverage in my hand, and either good book in the other hand, or good friends near. Hopefully nothing jumping in and interrupts this plan.