Throughout their lives – more significantly, throughout the lives of their children – parents feel a series of burdens and responsibilities directly related to the choices they make regarding their children. If you’re a good parent, you want your child to remain safe, and many of the choices you made during their formative years involved their continued health. You also want your child to be happy, and you directed many of the other decisions you’ve made over the years at actions that would make your children happy in one way or another.
The vast majority of parents do their best to make decisions to keep their children safe, healthy and happy. However, when the child becomes old enough to make those decisions on their own, all your efforts can seem to go by the wayside. Sometimes, poor decisions by your child can leave you wondering what you could have done differently to prevent their situation.