Ask Dr. Meg: My 22-year-old son is asking for advice

Ask Dr. Meg: My 22-year-old wants a tattoo! Here are practical suggestions for advising your adult child.
|
Last Updated
April 22, 2019
posted on
August 1, 2016
|
1
Minute Read

Hi Dr. Meeker,

I love your podcast! What can I say to my 22-year-old son? First he wants a tattoo, and lately, he has been asking if he can get a motorcycle. I'm stressed.

Thanks!


Dear Mom,

First of all – how wonderful that your 22-year-old is still taking your advice! The truth is, he’s a full grown man and most men do what they want without their mother’s consent.

My rule of thumb has been to pick battles wisely.

The motorcycle should be strongly discouraged because in my view they are death cycles (sorry to all readers who are motorcycle fans.) I’ve seen far too many deaths or serious injuries from them. That leaves the tattoos and since many teens and young adults love them, give in.

Dr. Meg Meeker, MD

Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD

You might also like...
More
Join the conversation

The Meeker Parenting Blog Comment Policy

Let’s keep this a friendly and inclusive space. A few ground rules: be respectful, stay on topic, and no spam, please.       

free video training

5 Days to Stress-Free Parenting

Revive your approach and enjoy parenting again with this FREE boot camp from one of America’s leading experts.