If you haven't already watched your child go through something serious, think about what that might feel like. Imagine them coming home or calling you with a pressing matter, especially if it's a situation you have discussed over and over with them.
I was a young mom, but I continued a lot of old school practices. I appreciated most of my upbringing, like my family's religious beliefs, morals and values, and overall mannerable way of life.
There is a saying that many of us heard growing up, "I wasn't born last week." I seriously think our kids almost believe that or something very similar.
I can only imagine how things are for those that live in separate homes and do not have a healthy relationship but share the responsibility of raising a child or children together.