Stay in touch. Whether your young adult lives at home or has moved out, talk with them often. A call, text, an email, or a weekend visit are all ways to stay connected.

Show support. Life after high school is filled with changes and can be an overwhelming transition for young adults. Remind your kids that you are there for them and they can always count on you. Let them know you are a source of support and information.

Offer help. While they might be reluctant to admit it, young adults still need you for emotional support. Ask open-ended questions about how things are going and ask them if and how you can help them.

Young adults still need you for emotional support.