Click on the link below to read a Star Tribune featured article Adult children still living at home? How families can address ‘failure to launch’ by Dr. Stoltzfus:
help parents identify what and how they may need to address certain areas in their parenting that can increase their effectiveness in launching the young adult. How are you doing on the practices necessary to let go and launch your young adult? Click here for a list of quizzes.
These are questions that you can use in several ways. First, you can answer the interview questions as you think your young adult might. Second, you could ask your young adult if you could interview them with these questions. Finally, you could compare your responses with them and discuss these to increase understanding and dialogue. Do you want to ask your young adult about how they think you are doing on the practices, click here.
The last section of the six practice books lists reminders or “tips” for carrying out the practice. These will be posted on the website as the books are completed and will give you an idea of what is described in more depth within the book. Have you identified a practice that you need to strengthen? Click here for a list of tip sheets.
Over one hundred books related to parenting and young adults that would provide a more in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities for you to successfully launch your young adult. Click here to see the annotated bibliography list.
View research and findings on topics related to parents of young adults by clicking here.
Young Adult Resources
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