decades of successes and failures only to have them totally disregard everything you said. IT HURTS!
We want to be able to guide our children and make their decisions for them at times. How did that work for us when
we were teenagers and young adults.
We can only guide and stick to our principles and proven practices.
We can only be the same person day in and day out, unwavering in our support (however that may look).
Most importantly we must be present in our child's life. Even as they get older they will still turn to you and your voice should be there.