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Adult Children With Extenuating Circumstances: Some Plan B’s

March 15, 2012 by


Sometimes all the setting of boundaries, the just-say-no-ing, and the financial tough love can’t keep your adult children afloat in the outside world, and it’s time to let them come and rest their battered and weary heads in your home, under your protection, until they have the strength and wherewithal to head out again. If your child […]

But What If?: Adult Children With Extenuating Circumstances

March 14, 2012 by


Brian always seemed a few steps behind everyone else socially, unsure when to laugh, when to put himself forward, when to retreat. His stutter contributed to his painful shyness. And from the get-go he had never managed to get his school work done. Not from the time he was in first grade and was expected […]

Fixing “We’ll Just Fix It For You”: Letting Your Children Be Adults: The Two Principles

March 12, 2012 by


So let’s say, just for the sake of argument, you have the adult child who won’t leave, a child you support even though she doesn’t work, a child you’ve tried to help by finding different jobs for her in the family business, none of which particularly showed her in the greatest light. Perhaps you’re still living […]

Continued Financial Support of Adult Children: A Way For You Both To Lose

March 9, 2012 by


I won’t grow up/I don’t want to wear a tie/And a serious expression/In the middle of July./And if it means I must prepare/To shoulder burdens with a worried air,/I’ll never grow up/never grow up, never grow up/Not me/Not I/Not me!/So there! ~ Peter Pan If you’re as ancient as I am, you’ll probably remember this: […]


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