A must-read for parents of twentysomethings or those embarking on that critical decade

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The Defining Decade: Why Your 20s Matter- And How To Make The Most Of Them Now. As parents, this is an important book to get a much better understanding and gain more empathy (and compassion perhaps) of our young adult children. A friend recommended that I read this book because I am a Life Coach for teens and young adults. It was a huge eyeopener and I certainly wish I’d read something like this in my 20s - (could have saved me a lot of grief and some bad choices). The author, Dr. Meg Jay, does a great job of giving numerous examples of personal stories stories of clients and her students; the unique and often heartbreaking struggles they go through during this time period. She’s upfront and doesn’t sugarcoat the importance of this decade on all areas of life - mental, physical, social, spiritual, professional. At the beginning of each chapter, I love how she gives two poignant quotes that are applicable to that chapter. Not only is this a must-read for twentysomethings, but most helpful for their parents, therapists, educators, and anyone else who interacts with someone living in this decade of their life. I plan to recommend this to all my clients going forth.

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