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Category: Listening

Caring for aging parents

Before I move on to point #6 in my Top 10 List for Parents of Young Adults, I want to take a brief interlude to talk about an issue that parents of young adults often deal with: Caring for aging parents. No wonder when we are in our 40's, 50's and 60's we are often […]

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If I can't use guilt, then what?

Point #7 in my Top Ten List for Parenting Young Adults is No Guilt. Do not try to make your kids feel guilty about the amount of time they spend or don't spend with you. It doesn't work. "Ok," you might say … "If I can't use guilt, what do I do instead? What if […]

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Listening is dangerous

One final thought about listening in the journey of parenting adult kids … Carl Rogers, a great twentieth century psychotherapist wrote: "The great majority of us cannot listen; we find ourselves compelled to evaluate, because listening is too dangerous. The first requirement is courage, and we do not always have it." Why are we tempted […]

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Influence ...

Some more thoughts on #8 of my Top 10 List for Parenting Young Adults … #8 Listen Now, here's the truth: We parents of young adults have some wisdom; the hard-earned kind, the kind that comes from livin' life. It is a good thing to want to share some of that wisdom with the humans […]

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Be all ears

Still working my way through my top 10 list about parenting young adults … Now, turning my attention to point #8 - Listen (or try to become a good listener) This seems to me, based on conversations I had after my teaching on this topic, to be one of the hardest things for parents of […]

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