Since we are grown-ups now, it’s really important to tackle problems in a grown up way. We don’t need to sulk, lash out, get back, or ignore. We do not need to contribute to the negative energy that under-developed people bring to the table. We can be the healthy, positive person who solves problems effectively and moves on with our life. This is all the more important in parenting when children sometimes haven’t learned the skills they need to be able to work through things quickly and quietly. Instead of getting pulled in to childish behavior, we can stay the kind, loving adult in the room who understands (and remembers) what it’s like being a child and yet who also seeks to guide our children onto better paths that will serve them well throughout their life.