Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

How to be Independent From Parents

Screen shot 2013-02-11 at 8.43.55 AMPublished February 2013: Mom.Me

How to Be Independent From Parents
Decision-making is key to achieving grown-up status

Article Excerpt:

From day one, parents take on the role of nurturer for their children while teaching the importance of independence. As children grow up, though, it can be hard for parents to let them soar on their own, to a place where mom and dad may not be able to protect them. “Most parents who are enmeshed in their adult children’s lives have good intentions, and they have a strong sense of wanting to be there or support their children,” says Rachel Thomasian, a Los Angeles-based marriage and family therapist. Continue reading

February 11, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , | 1 Comment