Adult Children

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be challenging - even under the best of circumstances.  Many young adults living at home are not emotionally or financially ready to live independently. When parent expectations for adult children don't line up with what the child is thinking or doing, conflict can arise. This often leads to disrespectful behavior and noncompliance. In the articles below, Empowering Parents experts discuss effective ways to establish clear limits and boundaries in relation to young adult behavior. These parenting resources will help guide you and your child through this transition.

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“I’m 18 — You Can’t Tell Me What to Do!” Is Your Young Adult Child Breaking House Rules?

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Many parents struggle with their just-turned-18, newly-minted adult children refusing to follow house rules and waving the, “I’m an adult. You can’t tell me what to do,” banner every time the parent confronts an issue of broken rules or disrespect. For many families, the transition from adolescence into adulthood is one of the more difficult ones for both parent... Read more »

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