Are you a log in your adult child’s road?

September 28, 2016

Susan Bonifant writes in The Washington Post’s ON PARENTING about the following revelation regarding her involvement in her 21 year old daughter’s life: “Now my “helpful” actions were not a comfort but a log to move out of the road.” I’ve always joked that if I were to write a…

Parents & College Students Part Deux – This will make you laugh if it doesn’t make you cry

August 30, 2016

Please read and share my previous post since Facebook won’t let me “boost” it. This, unfortunately, is not as far-fetched as it seems. But it is funny. from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Some Notes for My Child’s College Roommate BY JULIE VICK – – – – Go ahead and choose whichever…

It’s time to redefine “success” for our children

August 15, 2016

As the parent of two terrific adult children who are kind, work hard, have great friends but who aren’t making a bundle of money and who aren’t Olympic athletes, Ivy League grads or making a killing in the market…this resonates. Spoiler Alert: I’m good with my sons and the choice…

Money. Adult kids asking for it. Parents giving it. Or not.

July 21, 2016

MONEY  a nuclear topic a topic about guilt and entitlement knowing when to draw the line and where the line is knowing what to ask for and when This will be the first of many posts and discussions about this. It includes kids moving back home, unemployment, under-employment, helping with…

Labels – and Why Gen Y-ers are NOT Millennials

July 13, 2016

Gen Y grew up with Saved By the Bell. Millennials did not. There’s a lot of confusion about Gen Y and Millennials. All too often Gen Y gets erroneously included in the category of Millennials. And it really pisses them off. It should. There are significant differences. It’s why I…