Today I’m featuring an article by Debbie Pincus, MS LMHC that originally appeared on empoweringParents.com. If you’re worn out by parenting irresponsible kids—if you feel at a loss as to what to do about it—this article is for you.
Debbie’s article on parenting irresponsible kids is here.
Irresponsible kids take up massive amounts of parental energy.
I love this article because it explains in practical terms how to allow your irresponsible child to be emotionally separate from you.
This idea of “emotionally separate” might seem odd to you at first. You might think, “Wait a second—I want to be emotionally close to my kids! Not separate!” But give this article a chance.
You just might find yourself feeling closer to your kids than ever.
While saving your own energy for taking care of yourself.
You can help irresponsible kids become happy, responsible kids.
Read Debbie Pincus’s great article on parenting irresponsible kids here.
After you do, you might feel greatly inspired that your teen or college student should get a part-time job. Get help and support on this subject by listening to my podcast episode where I talk about how great part-time jobs can be for teens and college students.
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Who is Debbie Pincus?
For more than 25 years, Debbie has offered compassionate and effective therapy and coaching that helps individuals, couples, and parents to heal themselves and their relationships. Debbie is the creator of the Calm Parent AM & PM™ program (which is included in The Total Transformation® Online Package) and is also the author of numerous books for young people on interpersonal relations. You can follow her on Twitter @TheCalmParent.
Who is Jeannie Burlowski?
Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26 and their parents and grandparents. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazine, and US News and World Report, and on CBS News.