After College, Young Adults Are In Transition: Asking Better Questions Can Help
Continuing my series on how to ask better questions in our relationships, young adults who have recently graduated college are at a transitional moment in which asking deeper questions of them can be particularly helpful. Post-college graduation is one of the most unknown, exciting, sad, scary, wonderful and lonely moments of young adults’ lives. Often young adults are busy pretending as if they have it all together, acting like they know exactly what they want, how to get it and seeming like they really have a handle on things. Often that’s just not so.
Sometimes young adults need their parents and other adults to be curious and ask them questions, giving them an opportunity to consider the answers for themselves, as well as let others in on their experiences. They need to be held and cared for–not as children, but seen and heard in all their complexities as adults. While recent college grads are, of course, adults, they also need attention in a big way–maybe even more so than they needed when they were in college. Parents and other adults can ask questions to give recent college graduates space to be messy, figuring out their direction in their own time, while also leaving space for hope, resilience and dreaming: