Young Adults (18-26)

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Parenting can be hard and your children are now young adults.

Life Skills

Guiding your young adult through the journey of adulthood involves open lines of communication, layers of support and fostering an environment where they feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences. A good place to start is with teaching practical life skills that will lay the foundation for independent living.

A few examples of practical life skills:

  • Budgeting
  • Time management
  • Household chores

Goal Building

Work together on goal setting, both short-term and long-term, discuss career aspirations, educational pursuits, and personal development objectives. Work on decision-making skills, encouraging them to weigh options and make informed choices. Foster independence by allowing your child to take on responsibilities while helping when necessary. Recognize that this transition is an ongoing process, and through your patient guidance, empower your young adult to take ownership of their life with the assurance of your support.

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