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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. Ground Rules for Living with an Adult Child (Plus Free Living Agreement) Why So Many Adult Kids Still Live with Their Parents Rules, Boundaries and Older Children (Part 1)

Rules, Boundaries and Older Children Part I

Do you have a child between the ages of 17 and 23 living with you? If you're in constant conflict with an older child over everything from curfews (should they have one or shouldn’t they?) to getting a job to alcohol use, James Lehman offers advice on how to set reasonable limits, and how to... Read more »