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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Move Back Home

7 Tips for When Your Young Adult Children Move Back Home

Are you the parent of a young adult who has recently moved back home? If so, you’re not alone. Turns out, according to a 2015 study from the Pew Research Center, one in four young adults age 18 to 34 are now living with their parents.

The reasons young adults are moving home in record numbers is part economics – massive student loan debt and outrageous rents in many major cities. But Jeffrey Griffith, Education and Career Specialist at Yellowbrick, says it’s also partly a result of closer relationships that this generation of parents have developed with their children. Continue reading 7 Tips for When Your Young Adult Children Move Back Home

College Student

5 Tips for Students Returning to College After Treatment

College can be a stressful time for most students, but for those who are returning to college after being in treatment for alcohol, drugs or a mental disorder, re-entry can be especially hard.

The fears can seem overwhelming:
How will I handle the stress of school, dating and friends without using?
How will I be able to go back to a place that reminds me of such a dark time?
I’m so much older than everyone else now. What will people think of me?

Dr. Bryn Jessup, Director of Family Services at Yellowbrick, says it’s natural for students who have had a traumatic experience – such as hitting bottom with drugs, an eating disorder or attempting suicide – to have fears about returning to the place where they faced so much pain. Continue reading 5 Tips for Students Returning to College After Treatment