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How to launch your young adult toward success and self-reliance.
Brad E Sachs Ph.D.
Focusing on the fact that your young adult is creating a vision for her future, rather than on the vision itself, raises the odds that her future will be bright.
A legendary musician helps us to understand that true freedom requires us to honor the forces that keep us in captivity.
Your young adult may be experiencing more fear about leaving home than s/he acknowledges--either to you or to him/herself. Here are some common "tells" and how to respond to them.
Frustrated by the imbalance of responsibility carried by you and your young adult? Here is a straightforward framework that can help to re-balance this crucial commodity.
Are you struggling to come to terms with your young adult's intimate partnership? This may say as much about you as it does about your child.
Haunted by family ghosts that interfere with your changing relationship with your young adult? Being alert to the presence of the past lays the groundwork for a better future
Even when children approach adulthood, reflecting on your family's past and present lays the the groundwork for a richer and more satisfying family future—for both generations
Frustrated by your young adult treating your home like a boarding house? Careful consideration of your expectations and how you express them can make living together more livable.
Are you having difficulty understanding your young adult's struggles? Some thoughtful reflection may result in better understanding, both of your child and yourself.
Thoughts on grief and growth upon my father's passing
Does your young adult seem unwilling to overcome obstacles? Perhaps your generosity is getting in the way.
Are you becoming overly preoccupied with your high school senior's college plans? Paying close attention to the underlying issues may help you and your child survive and thrive.
Which is more important to your young adult child—making you proud or keeping you worried? You and your child might be surprised by the answer.
What happens when we make the time to think about time?
Brad Sachs, Ph.D., is a family psychologist. His latest book is Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-Reliance.