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Why I stopped helping and why you should do the same

It was about a year ago when my son had just finished an internship after his high school degree. At that stage, it was clear that his plan A – studying in Scotland – had not worked out. Well, and there was no plan B.

The latter did not seem to bother him too much. Life was good. Sleeping in, making music, getting food served (well, most of the time) and supposedly not having a worry in his life.

Except for his nagging mum – me.

Project "Help"

So I...

- Organized regular “meetings” with him, talking about how he intends to move on, giving all sorts of options

- Trained him in regards of how to organize the next and necessary steps, after he decided that studying is still the future of choice

- Set up a Kanban board with him in his room so that he could see at any time what has to be done and to remind him of stuff (even at 20, the teenage typical forgetfulness seems to be pretty prevalent).

- Had long conversations with him to help him finding his WHY

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