Calling Essex County youth in grades 6 - 12! Help decrease underage substance abuse and win prizes! Click here for details. Your relationship with your teen shifts dramatically as her independence increases, and being mindful of the milestones along the way can help ease the transition. Come to our free parent workshop on Countdown to a Successful Launch 5/18 (Montclair), 5/30 (West Orange). Pre-registration required. Contact Susan Johnson at

Further Reading: Successfully Launching an Independent Young Adult

Watch the Julie Lythcott Haims’ TEDTalk How to Raise Kids Without Over Parenting and check out her book How to Raise An Adult
Grown and Flown: Parenting Never Ends is a website for parenting teens and young adults from high school through the college years.
It’s not too early to start practicing:

The Six Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Adult Child

The following articles are geared to parents getting ready to send their child off to college.

How to have the pre-college conversation before you’re in the car driving them there.
Launching Conversations: Tips for Parents of College-Bound Kids

Letting go: Tips for Parents of New College Students

Launching your College Student

Feeling melancholy about your child going off to college?
Struggling to Let Go of My College-Student Daughter