There has been a problem within our family. Not a big one. One I do remember from when I was the grown up daughter with little ones of my own. That shout that says, “I am a grown woman! Why are you still treating me like I am a child?”

Now my daughter and sons have spoken the same thing to me, They were more polite about it and I got the message. I explained that they are still the precious people they were for me when they were small. But I have always respected their minds and points of view. I always knew they were smarter than me. And their advice is stellar. But there isn’t a word that says that. Offspring, children, kids=all wrong.

So here is my word and I say it with love and pride: adultrens.

If you are newly adult through your 40s what are you called? What would you like to be called?

If you are parents of adult offspring, how do you solve this problem?