Common Mistakes with Parents
Webcast Q&A: 4 September 2011, Question 1
I answered a question on common mistakes with parents on 4 September 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
What are some common mistakes that adults make in dealing with their parents? Why do they make those mistakes? And how can they do better?
My Answer, In Brief: Accept your parents for who they are, flaws and all. Don't compromise on your values under pressure. Don't fall back into your childhood patterns.
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