Parenting Your Young Adult

New group sessions forming this September
exclusively for parents of young adults (ages 18 - 25)

College? No college? Gap year? Leave of absence? Living on campus? Living with you (again?)

If you (or someone you know) is the parent of a young adult you know the challenges are greater than ever during this pandemic.

Maybe you thought you were an empty nester, only to find that not only are your kids back at home with you, but so are their significant others.

Maybe your college kid is going back to college, but it’s uncertain whether their school will shut down and they’ll have to go remote after all.

Or your young adult has decided to take a leave of absence and is now home, but doesn’t have a job and the prospects are bleak.

Whatever your situation is, or whatever it becomes throughout the year, this support group will combine the experience of Julie Ross’s 30+ years as a parenting expert with the emotional support of other parents just like you.

As much as we would like to think that our parenting responsibilities end the moment our child graduates high school, the truth is that an entirely new set of challenges emerges in the parent/child relationship. Back by popular demand, this workshop/support group is specifically designed for parents with kids between the ages of 18 and 25, whether at home or in college. Like Julie Ross's other popular parenting classes, this will extensively cover a set of topics parents have been asking for, but also leave plenty of time for sharing and group discussion. Some of the topics discussed are...

  • How to communicate with your young adult.
  • How to handle your changing role.
  • How to pay attention to their mental health
  • How to handle the different dynamic when your kid comes home for breaks or summer
  • How to talk about and handle drug and alcohol use.
  • How to talk about and handle their stress.
  • How to talk about gender and  sexuality.
  • How to discuss grades.

Join us once a month for nine 2-hour sessions from 6 to 8 PM EST via Zoom video conference (or phone if you prefer), on the following dates (all Thursdays):

  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 19
  • December 3
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 6

The total cost for the series is $800 and you can pay by check, credit card or Venmo. Class size is limited to 8 people to ensure ample time for discussion, and a non-refundable registration fee of $100 by September 7th is required to hold your place in class.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call us. We'd be happy to tell you more about the group.

 Julie Ross, M.A., is the Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children's lives through parent and teacher education. She is the author of "How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Point of the Tween Years," in which she offers tangible techniques for optimal parent to Tween communication. Other books include "Practical Parenting for the 21st Century: The Manual You Wish Had Come with Your Child," "Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex," and "Now What Do I Do?: A Guide to Raising Elementary Aged Children." With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Ross has led parenting workshops nationwide. In New York City, she frequently works with Parents in Action, The Parent's League, The Board of Jewish Education, the NYC Public School system, and many NYC private schools. Her work can be found in Good Housekeeping, New York Family Magazine, and Real Simple, among other national publications. Mrs. Ross has appeared on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Montel Williams show, NPR: Weekend America, Good Day New York, and Oprah and Friends Radio's "Meet the Peetes." Julie Ross is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, and runs ongoing parent workshops and support groups.

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