Episode 97 -Terri talks with her son Adam about launching into adulthood as he turns 18 this week.

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Terri talks to her son, Adam, about turning 18 and preparing to launch into the real-world.  They talk about philosophy, mental health, and how he has learned to feel and display his feelings. 

Show Highlights 

  • Terri asks Adam about turning 18, looking forward to college, and working with his therapist for the last year 

  • Adam shares the four truths he knows about himself and how he’s learned to feel and display his feelings 

  • Terri encourages Adam to seek help when he needs it in college 

  • Terri comments on how, as GenXers, she and her husband have parented by providing love, support, and have been intentionally more permissive 

  • Adam talks about being an outlier, playing a part in life, and shares his thoughts on hype beasts (Urban Dictionary:  a hype beast is a kid that collect clothing, shoes, and accessories for the sole purpose of impressing others) 

Terri’s Key Takeaway 

Life is going to be pretty dull in the Mead household when Adam goes off to college.   


You can follow Terri on Twitter at @terrihansonmead or go to her website at www.terrihansonmead.com or on Medium:  https://medium.com/@terrihansonmead.  

Feel free to email Terri at PilotingYourLife@gmail.com. 

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