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Parenting Your Emerging Adult for College and Career Success

Will your parenting style promote the college and career success of your emerging adult? How much parent involvement encourages the development of critical skills needed for future success? Which educational and employment situations should parents let young adults handle on their own? How can parents influence college and career success? Continue reading Parenting Your Emerging Adult for College and Career Success

Is There an App for That? Autonomy and Dependency in College Students

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Most college students use at least one online application throughout the course of a day. While many technological advances stimulate productivity and creativity, Diane R. Dean and Arthur Levine describe how college students can develop a dependency to their device of choice by continually turning to applications in their article, “Is There an App for That?” Autonomy and Dependency in Today’s College Students”.   Continue reading Is There an App for That? Autonomy and Dependency in College Students

My Emerging Adult Was Fired From A Job, How Can I Help As A Parent?

Getting fired from a job can be a major blow. It turns life upside-down, similar to the effects of a traumatic experience, shaking up normal routines and rupturing sense of self. Emerging adults may feel the loss with a wide range of emotions, and may have a hard time thinking about securing future employment. As a parent, help an emerging adult who was fired from a job by listening, offering validation, suggesting self-reflection on career goals, and finding resources for career planning.

Listen actively and openly

Support your emerging adult who was fired from a job by listening to their feelings. Allow ample time and an unbiased position for your child to process the tough emotions brought about from losing their job. Understand that getting fired from a job is, indeed, a loss and may incur feelings associated with grief. Continue reading My Emerging Adult Was Fired From A Job, How Can I Help As A Parent?