88 | Your Young Adult: Collaborating

We want to avoid giving unsolicited advice and comments whenever possible. How is that possible when we have conflicts? Or we are the landlord or banker and we have to spell out some requirements? COLLABORATING with your young adults during their transition to independence helps shift the relationship to a life-long, loving, adult, relationship. Shifting to COLLABORATION is a BIG shift for most parents. We are deep into “control” or “advising”. A tip for being a great collaborator is: to learn how to pursue an INTEREST instead of taking a POSITION. Positions are the particular solutions we propose; these serve a larger Interest. An Interest is the larger thing that you are trying to accomplish with your “position.”  Listen to the podcast episode to hear more about the what, why, and how of collaboration. 

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