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Learn Ways to Help Your Children Transition to Adulthood

In this issue of Clinical Science Insights, Jacob Goldsmith, Ph.D., explores Jeffrey Arnett’s theory of emerging adulthood, highlights potential problems that emerging adults and their families may encounter, and suggests some general guidelines for what parents can do to help and lay the foundation for a healthy parent-adult-child relationship.

For students, the transition back to school can be both exciting and stressful. Here are a few tips to help your kids and teens feel prepared for that transition, as well as some thoughts about what is “typical” back to school stress and what might be a sign to seek support from others:

Northwestern Alumni Career Webinars

Emily Klear '12 MS started her career in corporate America at Coca Cola selling fountain soda in the Bay Area. Klear went back to school for her Master's in Marital and Family Therapy after a few very challenging personal experiences made her want to help couples through traumatic events and tough relationship situations.

The transition to college is a balancing act for students and their families. Too little engagement can leave a student feeling lost or disconnected, and can leave parents feeling like they’re in the dark. Too much engagement (e.g., so called helicopter parenting) can actually interfere with students’ growth and development.

A Podcast Series from The Family Institute

In this sixth episode of Let's Talk, Nikki Lively, Clinical Director of the Transitions to Parenthood program, interviews Dr. Kara Driscoll, reproductive psychiatrist and founder of The Allegro Center, LLC in Chicago. Dr.

A Podcast Series from The Family Institute

In this episode of Let's Talk, Nikki Lively, Clinical Director of the Transitions to Parenthood 

Becoming a Family: Nurturing your Connection in the Transition to Parenthood

Becoming a parent is one of the most profound transitions in life an individual will experience, and for a couple becoming parents together is an extraordinary and life-long journey that bonds them together. So why is it, then, that it is so common for parenthood to decrease relationship satisfaction?

A Podcast Series from The Family Institute

In this episode of Let's Talk, Nikki Lively interviews LaShonta Edwards. Ms. Edwards is the Founder and Executive Director of A Mother's Sanctuary in Houston, TX as well as a doula, educator and advocate for maternal mental health. In this interview, Ms.

A Podcast Series from The Family Institute

In this episode of Let's Talk, Nikki Lively, Clinical Director of the Transitions to Parenthood program interviews Elly Taylor, an Australian parenting expert and the author of the award-winni

A Podcast Series from The Family Institute

Nikki Lively, Clinical Director of the Transitions to Parenthood program, speaks with Adam, father of two, about his experience becoming a father for the first time, and beyond.