A good number of the parents I work with have sons or daughters who are using some illegal psychoactive drug. In many cases, this is marijuana, which, although not typically deadly, has been a major contributor to problems transitioning to adulthood. Closer to home, my cousin’s son died of an opioid overdose, likely Fentanyl, and […]
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Parents Letting Go provides counseling and resources for parents of adult children. Dr. Jack Stoltzfus – America’s Launch Coach – has a mission to provide help to parents of young adults in the process of letting go and launching their young adult children. Managing this push and pull process by both parents and young adults has become more complicated and challenging.
Both parties are taking longer to say goodbye. Parents and their young adult children are closer these days than past generations. But this often strains the letting go process. According to an article in Psychology Today, more than half of children ages 18-24 live with their parents. Living at home is now the number one living arrangement for young adults between the ages of 18-34 (US Census Bureau).
Counseling and educational resources for parents of adult children can be difficult to find. Parents Letting Go is a growing resource for all the issues parents face with adult children. Whether it’s a failure to launch, communication gaps, or information on how to handle disagreements, Parents Letting Go has it covered.
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From the Blog
Occasionally, I like to recommend some of my favorite books and authors. In my work with parents of young adults, where my focus has been on “failure to launch or transition into adulthood,” several parents have contacted me after their young adult child had cut off all contact with them. Having a child who you […]
Becoming a full-fledged adult is hard enough when facing identity formation, independence, and intimacy challenges. Beyond these typical developmental tasks, many young people are experiencing complicating factors such as physical disabilities or a wide range of mental and emotional challenges such as learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. Although these conditions make adulthood difficult, every […]