Motivating young adults: Do Young Men Have A 'Failure To Launch' Problem?
The aim here starts out that simple: Get up. Clean your room. Hold meaningful conversations. Resolve your differences. Eventually, it moves on to setting some goals: Staying in school, getting a job and moving out of their parents homes. They are the most basic of goals, a rite of passage for any young adult. But experts say more young people today lack the will, or perhaps even the know-how, to achieve them. They are the modern-day "lost boys", who suffer from "failure to launch," a term made popular by a movie of the same name.
Creating Boundaries With Dependent Adult Children: Stop Enabling Your Overly Dependent Adult Children
Does helping your adult child tend to become a pattern of unhealthy rescuing? If you try to "save" your adult child every time he or she is in trouble, you may be making things worse in the long run. Do you struggle with knowing where to draw that fine (or not so fine) line between letting him learn how to stand on his own two feet and bailing him out?
Many developmental experts now feel that men continue to change psychologically during their adult life. In a sense, men experience two or even three adulthoods. The first extends from the end of puberty until the late 30’s or early 40’s.
Creating Greater Independence For Young Adult Children …Your adult children
are no longer children.
Today's young adults are called the "boomerang generation" because once they move out of their parents' house, often they'll come back. If you have a son or daughter who is struggling to become independent, you are not alone.
Comfort is our biggest trap and coming out of our comfort zone is our biggest challenge
Our brains are wired such that it's difficult to take action until we feel at least some stress and discomfort. In fact, performance peaks when we're well out of our comfort zone.
Support your child's path as his/her own
Valuing your children's choice in coming out, to be themselves and supporting their path, wherever it may lead, is what parenting really is about. It is the wise parent that acknowledges the power and impact of their child's tender struggle and, no matter what, advocates for that child.
Before turning 50, I couldn't figure out why so many people who reached that milestone made such a big deal of the event. Now that I'm safely past 50, I understand.
If there's a single word that describes the difference in my life since I turned 50, it's "adjustment." It seems I'm constantly making adjustments of one sort or another and faster than I ever did when I was younger. It takes me more time to do certain tasks, and I'm not as fast at recalling important names or events. So, to continue enjoying a rewarding life, I've had to learn how to adapt to my advancing age.
Finding Help to Resolve Midlife Crisis and Transform Into Self Fulfillment and Happiness
If this page resonates with you, then it means: it's time to change routines and shift how you move in the world. The very nature of the signs you are witnessing are also a reflection of a process of change. Denying change is what brings about the crisis you are in or feel is looming ahead of you. Holding on to old answers gives life no space to grow into something new, the very thing a midlife transformation is all about. To preserve the aspects of what you love most often means to release and switch around quite a bit in your life to open space for the path of discovering positive transformation.
3 Steps to Convincing a Hiring Manager You're the Solution to All His Problems
"It's not about you, it's about them." If you remember that one phrase throughout your whole job search process, you'll be ahead of the majority of the other candidates. I know what you're thinking: This is supposed to be about me; I am here because this company wants to know what I have to offer. Kind of. But the fact is that the hiring manager really doesn't care about you (yet).
Reflection and Self Awareness: Finding truth and Happiness after 50
Before you can act, open yourself to opportunities and consider all the drivers and all the emotions in your life. Ask yourself this: When was the last time you sat down in a quiet place to think? Can't remember? You're not alone. In this busy world, reflection is a gift, and a needful one. Quiet and calm help you to slow down to take stock. Making time to reflect can open opportunities as you catch your breath, focus on your self-awareness and ask that vital but often-ignored question, "What's next?"
Midlife is a time when many of us are required to face change personally and professionally. James Knopf can help you see midlife as the time to embrace change and find the courage to create a new life path.
You may think that a major career change would require overcoming too many obstacles to be worthwhile – like age discrimination, new technology or a salary cut. The real obstacles to a midlife career change may reside in your own mind.
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