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Guiding You to Coach Your Kids Confidently to Adulthood

Authoritative Parenting: Striking the Right Balance

As teenagers navigate the choppy waters of adolescence, parents often find themselves walking a tightrope between providing support and encouraging independence. In the quest to help their...

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Underemployment and Failure to Launch

 

I’ve lost count of how often I’ve received emails or calls from parents of mid to late twenty-somethings sharing their concerns about their child’s arrested development. The story...

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How to Help Your Kid Who Feels Overwhelmed by Transition

 

My oldest kid will graduate high school in roughly fifteen months, and I’m already fielding questions about his future plans on a daily basis. If he’s feeling anxious at this point,...

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How to Help A Kid Who Feels Overwhelmed by Comparison

Recently, I had the opportunity to deliver a series of interactive assemblies to the freshman class at a local high school. During each of the four separate sessions, older student leaders...

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9 Tips to Maximizing Your College Application Process

Jumping into the college application journey can feel like navigating uncharted waters, but fear not—help is at hand! In this article, we'll explore insider advice from older students who...

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How to Guide a Kid Who Has No Direction

 

Not too long ago, I spent the better part of a year doing research into the challenges young adults had in making the transition to self-reliant adulthood. Every single one of them shared...

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Encouraging Your Kid to Break the Mold

 

Throughout every stage of my life, from elementary school to living in the suburbs in my forties, I’ve had a reputation and a persona. It’s changed over the years, from the quiet one to...

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Future Mistakes #15: Proving Yourself

 

Have you ever worn the “wrong thing”? 

I remember once proudly wearing a brand new outfit my sister convinced me was “cool” and “hot.” I was in 8th grade,...

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Future Mistakes #14: Trusting the Lists

 

It’s hard not to be a sucker for #1, whether it’s the best-ranked pizza slice in town, the highest-rated salon, the best-ranked college, or the most prestigious career field....

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Future Mistake #13: Listening to 'Them'

 

In 2012, I was no longer satisfied with my career path. I wanted something different, but I didn’t know what. After a decade in college ministry working for a national Christian non-profit, I...

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For years we’ve been studying what a young person needs in order to transition into a healthy, thriving adulthood.  

They're uncommon sense ideas, really.

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