The goal with getting along with your parents as adults is to talk more and fight less!  I have the perfect recipe for a pumpkin spice latte that you can make as you figure out how to foster this relationship.

Watch me make this recipe right here on Episode 4!

Ingredients:
1 cup milk (Skim or 2 %)
2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup hot strong brewed coffee
Sweetened whipped cream, for serving

 

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Directions:

  1. Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and vent with a small hole. During this step: Identify the problem you are having with your parents.Often, small incidents are symptoms of a larger, central issue. Identify your needs: Are they being met? What’s really going on? What are you fighting about? Common themes? Write them down.
  1. Microwave until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds. Change your perspective.How might your parents feel? Did you say or do something that could have been misunderstood or misinterpreted? Own your part in the fighting. Admit it right here.
  1. Pour the espresso or coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk Decide to solve the problems you have, Commit to having a better relationship with them. What changes are you willing to make RIGHT NOW to make your relationship better. Write down your commitments right now.
  1. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Communicate with them.Call them right now while you are enjoying your drink and talk to them about how you feel and how you would like your relationship to move forward in the future. Make sure your parents have your full attention and understand your meaning. Be open, honest, and brave here. Be sure to listen to their side of the story as well. Both apologize and agree to work towards a better relationship from this point on.

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— Allison