Failure to Launch/Boomerang Kids: Part 2

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A Parent’s Guide to Boomerang Kids - Part 2

Prevent the Comeback:  How to prepare high school kids not to become boomerang kids

  1. Parent with a long view.  Let the decisions you make on a daily basis be for more than the here and now.  Worry less about raising happy kids and more about raising responsibleresilientresourceful kids.  
  2. Identify areas for reduced support.  Where could you take a step back to allow for great independence – financial, relational, or logistical support?  Having your child do their own laundry, setting their own alarm in the mornings rather than waking them up, paying for their own car insurance or managing a debit card through online banking.  
  3. Nurture an independent learner.  While most schools allow for checking grades online, avoid the tendency to do so on a daily basis.  Too much academic involvement creates dependent learners...  READ MORE
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