Sat, Oct 21|
Wellness Series: Gen Z: Should We Take Charge or Stay Out?
For parents of Gen Z or Millennials, it is not always easy to decide when to let one’s sons/daughters learn from their choices, versus retaking charge of their lives. While not deciding for them, there are ways of guiding them. Join Eric Lindquist, LCPC for a discussion on how to go about this.
Time & Location
Oct 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Beverly Therapists, 10725 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643, USA
About the Event
“Our 17-year-old plays no sports. He has no hobbies or friends. He doesn’t want to go anywhere. He doesn’t even care about learning to drive. He told us if he’s not allowed to drive and text at the same time, he would rather text while we keep driving him around! Is this normal?”
“Our 18-year-old declined to go to college, because she is experiencing too much anxiety. When we suggested she find some employment until then, she said she would try, but wanted to wait longer until the medication for her anxiety started working. But when we mention anything appropriate to her age, she tells us our pressure just intensifies her anxiety. We really feel stuck.”
“Many choices of our 19-year-old are questionable. He gave someone $50.00 to complete a job application. What a scam! He paid for a for-profit college for three courses, and then the school went bankrupt. He hangs out with this slick older guy. We’re worried that he’s going to be dragged into something illegal. We know kids are supposed to learn from their mistakes. But if he only wises up after a felony conviction, what good will that do?”
Can you identify with any of the above themes? For parents of Generation Z or Millennials, they are all too common. It is not always easy to decide when to let one’s sons/daughters learn from their choices, versus retaking charge of their lives. While not deciding for them, there are ways of guiding them. There are also ways to help them think something through. Most significantly when mistakes are made, there are means of recovering and growing. Join Eric Lindquist, LCPC for a 90-minute discussion on how to go about this.
About the presenter: For 25 years in public health and two years with Beverly Therapists, Eric Lindquist, LCPC, has worked with dozens of families who are trying to guide adolescents or young adults. During this seminar, he will provide information that might help you with your concerns. For those who are attending, he will also welcome you to comfortably share what you are experiencing. Eric can be reached directly at (773) 875-8803.