Episode 46: You Can’t Change the Past (But It Doesn’t Matter)

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Among the saddest people in the world is the rejected parent who wishes she could change the past.

Every parent either has regrets, or isn’t paying attention. It’s impossible to parent perfectly, but that doesn’t mean that all is lost.

If your estranged adult child is angry about something that happened in the past, you don’t need a do-over to do it over. How you respond to your child’s present version of past events is far more important now, than what you did back then.

In this episode, Tina will convince you that changing the past is as unnecessary as it is impossible. Instead, you’ll learn what your child truly needs when she complains about past events.

This episode presents another reminder that your power as a parent is greater than you probably realize. Use your power for good, in the present, and you won’t have to waste any more time with pointless regrets.

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