Expressing More Love & Support To Our Young Adult
Are you being your child consultant OR the manager of their life? A child’s relationship as they leave for college may be one of the most important milestones of their young adult life. By talking and setting the scene of how they feel about college before and during the semester can yield more confidence in your child and also tighten your bond with them. According to HuffPost “We have this epidemic of stress-related problems like anxiety and depression, and so many of those are related to the fact that kids feel so little control over their lives.”, So having the knowledge that you are now more of a consultant than the manager of their life will help you interact with them in a different view. Kids need and want to know that you are in their corner and you got their support.
As you may know; college comes with its fair share of stressors. In addition to balancing one’s classes, work and social life, having to adjust to a new environment and social situations can create extra emotional wear and tear. So parents need to start building empowerment and encourage their kids to do what best interests them and show mental and moral support. Sometimes in our rush to help them solve their problems, we occasionally forget to really home in on what our children need from us.
Remember, the current generation of college parenting is more connected and we have greater access to information because of technology and social media. You have a better ability to solve problems and be involved, keep in mind that your child needs you in a different way now. Don’t be a helicopter parent and another source of stress. Just assure your child that you are a mere phone call away -a sense of bonding & security.
Letting go is not easy. When kids go off to college trust and assure them that you are there to support them and let them be.
How else can we express this love & support language to your young adult? Show them you have confidence in their ability to handle their own life but assuring them you are there whenever you need them. Some teens may need your constant reminder but help them to be what they want to be. This could be through the use of any technology device, talk, silent action, gifts that speaks volumes, tokens but don't buy their love. - love is freely given. Reach out in a different way and build a great connection that connects both of you with and changes everything for a great lifetime a pinch of LOVE.
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