All grown up now

Dear Queenie,

  How old do you have to be before your parents stop worrying about you?

  I’m all grown up with grown-up children of my own and my parents still worry about everything I do like they did when I was a kid.

  Queenie, how do I convince them that I’m just fine without them checking up on everything I do?—All grown up now


Dear All grown up,

  Could it be that your parents are not as worried about you as they are concerned about what will happen to them if something bad happens to you? Try to be patient with them.