Family Participation


Parents are an important part of the process. The mentors contact the family once per week with up-dates on the participant’s progress. The program director contacts the family on a monthly basis to ensure that the needs of the parents are met.

famliyThe student and the family are supported to establish and maintain open lines of communication. Family workshops address the changing family dynamics that comes with maturing children.

Family workshops address the changing family dynamics that comes with maturing children. These workshops promote improved communication within the family, allowing participants to share their experiences and assure parents that their young adult is adjusting to the challenges of independent living.

These workshops promote improved communication within the family, allowing participants to share their experiences and assure parents that their young adult is adjusting to the challenges of independent living.

Parent Coaching

In most states, becoming an adult happens legally at age 18.  But actually maturing into adulthood is something that continues to about age 26.  Transitioning from a high school student into a mature, self-reliant adult can be problematic.   The trend known as failure to launch has become a common problem.
Between the ages of 18 and 26, young adults are either learning to be self-sufficient or helpless.  Your child needs to learn to be independent and self-sufficient.
An adult child at home will often be unemployed or under-employed.  This can be a difficult problem for a child with few skills.  This needs to be the child’s concern (not yours).
You want your child to go to college, but your child really does not (even if she or he say, “OK”).  Milestones and its staff will help you navigate this dance with your young adult child.

“Our family has been blessed by our association with Milestones and its fine staff of managers and mentors.  We are appreciative of their unselfish service to young men and women in need of coaching.  We highly recommend their services and would be willing to discuss our experiences with other parents seeking solutions.”

Nancy