Parenting Young Adults? Help is Here!

“Nothing prepared us for when our child grew older…as the parents of a young adult, we never knew it would be so hard.”

Introducing a new online video course for the Parents of Young Adults, written by and narrated by a professional with over 14 years of clinical experience.

There are hundreds of online courses and thousands of books for anyone parenting an infant, child, or adolescent–however, Paul Krauss noticed a giant gap in availability for helping those parents who were navigating life with their children after 18.

Parents had reported to Paul that they felt overwhelmed by the demands of what their young adult was going through after they became adults. Parents reported that they weren’t sure what to do when their young adult needed money, relationship advice, temporary housing, rehabilitation, a new job, and other such scenarios. Many parents found themselves arguing over how involved to be with their young adult children, and so, even after they supposed to feel the joy of an “empty nest”–many parents found themselves in further agony as they felt obligated to DO SOMETHING for their adult child while lacking any control over their adult child’s behaviors and decision making.


Paul worked for years with parents of young adults in private practice, and began hearing from people outside of his counseling practice. Paul decided that it was time to create a course based on what he knew from his clinical experience, books he had read, and advice from his mentors. Help is on the way for parents of young adults who are attempting to navigate the difficulties of boundaries, communication, mental health concerns, financial issues, family gatherings, housing and more:


What You'Ll Learn In This Online Course For Parenting Young Adults And Adult Children

In 6 modules and almost 3 hours of video, Paul will walk you through pragmatic ideas that can help you with your young adult, including Safety, navigating the mental health system, understanding change and a young adult’s mentality, how to have more effective conversations with your young adult, how to enforce boundaries, working on helping without enabling, and what to do if my young adult has an addiction?

  1. What is an Emergency? Crisis as Opportunity: When to utilize Mental Health Services and Understanding Levels of Care.
  2. Understanding Stages of Change and Rites of Passage for Young Adults. Why do do they think that way? Understanding the motivations and attitudes of today’s Young Adults.
  3. Changing Communication Patterns: A Whole New Paradigm.
  4. Setting up Realistic Boundaries: Stop enabling, start enforcing, and roll with the resistance.
  5. Ways to help Promote Prosocial Activities and Reduce Antisocial Behaviors
  6. What if my Young Adult has Addictive Tendencies?

This course comes with a great deal of video teaching, stories, and anecdotes and a course overview document with many suggestions.


More about Paul Krauss (The creator of this online course for Parenting Young Adults and Adult Children).

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

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