Decisions, opinions, and the Gamaliel test

A daughter announces she is leaving school to pursue a career in acting. A son informs his parents he is going to “pop the question” to his girlfriend of one month. A recent college graduate would rather spend time building a robot than searching for a good job.

When dealing with adult children at moments such as these, it’s tempting to become emotional, take a side, and push for our own will in the matter. But our opinions, however well-intentioned, don’t necessarily bring light to a situation. This I know all too well. 

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