Thought of the Week - Chapter 2 in Parenting

I have been an empty nester for the last 7 years but my role as a mother hasn't changed. Every time my son (27) comes back home (he lives in DC),  he wants his home and mom just as it was  when he lived there. As he puts it: "home is a feeling of plentiness". The fridge has to be full, cooked food has to be served and mom has to be available. 
My daughter, 24, came back home after 5 years away. We are now roommates and I am back to sometimes worrying where she is at 2:00am and when she will be back home.
And all of it while respecting their privacy, their space, their independence and their boundaries. 
How gentle! 
How do you parent your grownup kids?
Happy Monday.

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