Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

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. “Sometimes what they don’t understand is that one of the best ways to help your children as they become adults is to allow them to be independent.” For those adult children, showing your parents how well they’ve raised you is a necessary start to establishing independence on your own.

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– Shannon Philpott

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

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