Many parents of problem adult children say it's one thing to play the tough love card with your child when it only effects her, but it's infinitely more complicated.
I decided to do the tough love thing and not enable my son by giving him money when he asks. We have been trying to place him on the right.
When tough love serves your adult child's best interests. Setting boundaries with our adult children, especially those who are articulate.
Offer your adult child tough love. Tough love is a disciplined and strongly expressed boundary with the intent to promote responsible behavior.