My aunt said: You have to be friends with your children and your children’s spouses. It’s important to hear their thoughts and see things from their point of view. You should be able to help first. Once you have established that, you can then come as a parent.
My dad said: Kids are growing up fast and they are claiming the lives of their own. Father and Mother will have to adapt to their lifestyle and their choices in life. You can’t expect your children to follow your orders anymore.