Seminar Date: October 10, 2012

The Parent Network’s Fall 2012 free seminar series is under way and this week’s topic was “How to Launch a Young Adult.” Richard B. Cohen LMFT, MAC, CCBT, CDVC, discussed the importance of adult children growing up and how many parents perform a disservice to their child when they don’t make them face tasks that this same adult child will eventually need to perform on their own. For example if a person grows up without ever having learned to clean, do laundry or cook for themselves, how are they supposed to know how to do this on their own? Richard stressed “care, not caretaking.” Richard told the parents in attendance not to solve their kids problems but rather empower them by letting them figure it out on their own. If your child gets parking tickets when using your car, don’t bail them out by paying them. Doing so provides no consequence for the child to change their behavior. Richard posed some interesting questions for the group such as “Who is responsible for the adult child’s life? The parent or the child? And at what age?” For parents who were not in attendance and are interested in attending this same seminar, Richard will be giving this lecture again on November 7th, 2012 in the San Fernando Valley at our Encino facility located at 16501 Ventura Blvd Suite 104. To RSVP please call 818-465-9985 ext 113.

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