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?