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How do I get over a fear of losing control of my life due to chances taken by my child?

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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Let go of anxiety

Not knowing the child's age, it seems most reasonable to accept that you cannot live your child's life.
You give them guidance as they grow up, be a good listener, and then let go (i suspect that this is a young adult at least in question). If it is really serious risk taking, suggesting some outside help (in a gentle nonjudgmental way) is your best bet.

In brief: Let go of anxiety

Not knowing the child's age, it seems most reasonable to accept that you cannot live your child's life.
You give them guidance as they grow up, be a good listener, and then let go (i suspect that this is a young adult at least in question). If it is really serious risk taking, suggesting some outside help (in a gentle nonjudgmental way) is your best bet.
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