Growing up, I was the chief litigator in the family, always challenging rules, defending myself, deflecting, and blaming other family members for my
Help! My Young Adult Tells Me to F-OFF!
“Where Have I Failed?” Sorry to reference such a crass statement but this is the reality in some homes. In the last month, I have had three mothers
Can a Young Adult Really Be Independent Living at Home with Mom and Dad?
The picture may reflect a stereotypical young adult couch potato living at home. In our Western Culture, we tend to view leaving home as the ultimate
How to Ask Your Young Adult Important Questions
There are good and not so good ways to ask questions and gather information from our young adult children. If we want to increase our likelihood of a
My Young Adult Needs Help But Refuses! What’s a Parent to Do?
Young adults experience a range of challenges, not the least of which is the classic developmental tasks of identity, independence, and intimacy (the
Do you Really Need to Forgive your Young Adult? Forgiveness Part I
Some parents feel anger and resentment toward their young adult child. Do you experience such emotions? If so, there may be a need to address these
How Can I Get My Young Adult To Take Action
How Can I Get My Young Adult to Take Actions I Know They Need to Take to be Successful in Life? The answer is not one you want to hear if this is
Worrying About Your Young Adult? Start with Understanding
Worry and frustration are two of the most frequent words that parents use to describe their feelings toward their young adult/millennial children. The