What We Do
We provide classes, coaching, and community for the parents of new adults. If your child is in their late teens to mid-20s, and you feel disconnected, rejected, or dejected about your relationship with them, you’re in the right place!
Why We Do It
People tend to assume that parenting comes naturally – but it doesn’t. And when a child changes, parenting has to change too. Trying to parent a new adult as though they were still a child has been shown to backfire in ways that can destroy parent-child relationships. Fortunately, it’s not hard to learn how to parent an adult!
How We Do It
“The way to react to, or prepare for, a foreseeable and certain but unfamiliar reality is to begin living in it as soon as possible. For parents of college kids, that means developing a new relationship with your kid as an adult rather than a child or adolescent.”
–Ian Bogost, The Atlantic
We recognize that parents of new adults are going through a tough time dealing with the new reality of their relationship with their child. We also recognize that that reality is inevitable – we will, eventually, have to accept it and deal with it. Our goal is to make the transition easier and less stressful, by helping parents develop their relationship with their newly (or nearly) adult child as an adult, using webinars, courses, community, and coaching.
Our free Parent Webinar helps parents understand why things have changed, how they’ve changed, and some free tips and strategies for how to reconnect with an adult child. If you want some helpful information, this webinar is a good place to start.
Through our Let Go to Stay Connected Parent WebCourse, we teach the basic principles of parenting adults – what’s the same, what’s different, and how to monitor and plan your interactions so that you remain cool, calm, and connected to your adult child. We also provide a community of other parents in the same situation, to provide support, connection, and feedback.
If a parent needs a deeper dive into how their child’s new adulthood is affecting them, our Living in the Empty Nest course will help parents understand where their feelings of loneliness, sadness, and even grief might be coming from, and gives them tools to adjust course into their new reality.
Finally, if a parent needs specific, specialized help with the transition to “parent of an adult,” we offer one-on-one coaching to identify and address the issues they’re facing.
Let us help you reconnect with your adult child today.