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Realizing that you may be enabling the behaviors you want your young adult to stop doing because you believed you were helping can be incredibly overwhelming
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How Do Parents Balance Enabling Versus Empowering Kids

It can be hard to tell if you’re enabling vs. empowering your young adult child. While both require your effort, enabling supports the ongoing problem, and empowering offers solutions and stops the problem from happening. Knowing the path to empowerment and independence is hard, so we’ve compiled our best tips for empowering your young adult or teen.

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Developing autonomy in teens is no small task, so feeling worried about your child developing independence is normal.
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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Develop Autonomy

We all know the importance of autonomy and independence, but how do we teach these skills to our young adults and teens? It’s no small task, and while it can feel daunting, we have a few ideas to help you on your journey. If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, you might consider a therapeutic gap year for your young adult to help them find their independent footing as they enter adulthood.

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A therapeutic gap year can benefit your child in many ways, including helping them to build confidence, find and explore what they love and are good at, broaden their perspectives, and develop a new appreciation for life–with all its challenges and joys
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How To Choose The Right Therapeutic Gap Year Program

Finding the right therapeutic gap year program can be challenging. Is it right for your child? What should the program look like? What qualifications should the program have? It’s a big decision. In this article, we answer all those questions and more.

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