Q&A: My Daughter Is Moving Back Home After She Graduates College. Help!

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, April 25, 2018

Aired April 25, 2018

Comedian, actress and author Ali Wentworth has some tough love for an audience member who’s not exactly sure how to parent her daughter now that she’s in her twenties.

Q: “I have a daughter who’s graduating in May from college. She’s going to be moving home [with us] after four years away. I was wondering if you had any advice for me, on how to still parent her, but still be able to give her freedom?” – Lisa

A: “I don’t think you can parent anymore. I think that if she wants to bring home the guy with the thing in his nose [piercing], you’ve got to let them. When they’re teenagers — I have a 15 year old — you can kind of control them. You just take away their phone and they turn into water. But I think at this age she’s pretty much who she is. … Just don’t try to be her best friend. Don’t go to pilates with her and do shots. Don’t be that mom.” – Ali

To hear it in Ali’s words, watch the video above.