Living Your Sparked Second Half Podcast | Episode 390

Episode 390: Why Won’t My Adult Children Listen (or Talk) To Me? with Renee Langmuir

family mindset Jan 31, 2024

In today’s episode, I'm thrilled to have a returning guest, Renee Langmuir. After I first interviewed her, we decided we had more to talk about so I invited her back for a great topic: parenting adult children! I have a strong suspicion this our conversation will resonate deeply with many who are navigating rocky relationships with their children who are now grown.

Renee, a mother of a daughter and a son, shares her insights from her experiences and includes compelling research that sheds light on the complexities that arise when our children enter adulthood. 

What makes this episode particularly valuable is the diversity in her and my life as young mothers raising children, showcasing the truth that we are all unique with different experiences and backgrounds and how important it is to remember that is true for our children too. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The trauma she experienced and how it affected her children in its aftermath.
  • Her determined desire to improve her relationship with her children and how it contributed to her own personal development journey.
  • The reasons our relationships can be difficult with our grown-up kids.
  • Practical strategies and important resources tools that significantly contributed to helping her navigate through the difficult times.

Whether you're currently facing challenges or seeking ways to strengthen an already positive relationship, the information and examples Renee and I share can make a significant difference. We’ve both learned that continuous reflection and a willingness to improve are keys to any relationship, and we're here to be guiding lights for you.

Join us in this insightful episode as we explore strategies we’ve used, share personal anecdotes, and offer a fresh perspective on navigating the intricate journey of life after the empty nest. I guarantee you'll come away with practical insights and new found inspiration. Enjoy the episode, and may it bring positive changes to your own life and relationships!

Books Renee mentioned:

“When Parents Hurt” Joshua Coleman
“Walking on Eggshells” by Jane Isay
“I Thought We’d Never Speak Again” by Laura Davis

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