When my daughter was starting college, we discussed the problem of helicopter parents with the college dean. He said one mother came in daily to clean her son’s dorm room, take his clothes to wash, and return with them the next day. I don’t like labeling parents, but in this case, I could hear the […]
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Dr. Jack Stoltzfus – America’s Launch Coach
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.
From the Blog
To Fund or Not to Fund Your Young Adult
One of the most significant challenges parents face is when to step in financially to help their adult children. The fundamental question is whether such help would lead to greater independence, self-sufficiency, or dependence on parents. More factors contribute to the need for financial assistance today than twenty or thirty years ago. These include the […]
Teaching a Child How to Ride a Bicycle
Excerpt for my book submitted for publication entitled: The Launch Code: Loving and Letting Go of Our Adult Children It occurred to me the other night that teaching our children how to ride a bicycle may contain some lessons for how we should help our adult children transition into adulthood. Do you remember how you […]