Episode 60: Same House, Different Childhoods: Why Siblings Disagree About Your Parenting

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You raised them all the same. They all knew they were loved. You did your level best by each and every one of them…

So why does one adult child become estranged, claiming an unhappy childhood, while the other(s) are perfectly fine?

Can both or all of your kids be right about their childhoods if they claim different things?

The surprising fact is, no two children have exactly the same upbringing. In this episode, Tina shares 5 factors that make each childhood different and unique, even among kids growing up in the same household.

The next time one of your adult children makes a remark about her childhood, rest assured she’s talking about her own experience. Not all of your children’s.

For best results with an estranged adult child, you’ll want to practice validation, not debate, where his childhood is concerned.

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For more insights about healing estrangement from an estranged adult child, see Tina’s book, Reconnecting With Your Estranged Adult Child.


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