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Healthy Independence for Young Adults with Permissive Parents

Parenting a young adult is so different from parenting a young child. Parents are encouraged to take a step back from their role as their child’s primary caregiver and encouraged to build a relationship on more mutual terms. What this looks like can be pretty blurry. Parents are encouraged to lower their expectations about what …

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Helping Young Adults Reconnect in Family Therapy

Young adulthood is a difficult period for navigating family relationships. While many young adults may feel “trapped” in their childhood home, they may feel completely aimless living on their own. As they move out of home and become more independent, their relationship with their parents is bound to change. However, this can make it harder …

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No Place Like Home For the Holidays? Connecting with Your College Student over Winter Break

For many college students, it is true that there is no place like home for the holidays no matter how far away they roam. However, going home over winter break requires adjusting from a college lifestyle and back to following rules at home. It is also a period of time where young adults evaluate how …

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Deciding Between Young Adult Therapy Programs: Wilderness vs Outpatient

The benefits of outdoor activities and programs aren’t just limited to people who are predisposed to having a stronger connection with the environment. Wilderness-based therapy programs for young adults who are struggling with mental health issues can significantly improve their mood and self-esteem, strengthen their values, and build a sense of adventure and interconnectedness. Young …

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How to be a Catcher in the Rye for Unmotivated Young Adults

After growing up under their parents’ roof for almost two decades, many young adults can’t wait to move on and move out but are struggling to do so successfully. Failure to launch is becoming a more common phenomenon for many people stuck in between high school and finding a career that works for them. Many …

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What Failure to Launch Programs for Young Adults Have to Offer

Failure to launch isn’t just a well-known comedy starring Matthew McConaughey–it’s a serious issue. Some individuals sail into adulthood without many bumps, but for others, it can be much rougher terrain. For those struggling individuals, some never make the full crossover into adulthood, becoming the stereotypical middle-aged adult still living in their parents’ basement. Failure …

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