Category Archives: adult children

Let’s not Pigeonhole Millennials

Did you know that, according to the older generation, kids today have a sense of entitlement and are clueless about how to communicate without social media? A pigeonhole is an overly restrictive category, which fails to reflect the actual complexities. And pigeonholing is exactly what we’re doing to the eight million Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000. According to the media, Gen Y has created a new developmental stage between adolescence and adulthood called adultolescense. More of them are living with a parent than a partner, in part because they’re … Continue reading

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Millennials and the Holiday Spirit

  Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn’t mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt. So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still struggling to find jobs. Yet … Continue reading

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The Cheney Sisters and Family Values

We develop our core values, in part, from the early family scripts that we internalize. As we grow up, it’s through our unique personality, chosen partners and personal life experiences that we continue to weave the tapestry of our sibling bonds. Like the archetypal tale of Rachel and Leah, relationships with sisters can be a mix of love and rivalry, pride and resentment, cooperation and inflexibility. We all know that sibling rivalry is normal. In fact, disagreements between sisters are so common they’re often dismissed as part of growing up. … Continue reading

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Financing your holidays

With the winter holiday season gearing up and soon moving into full swing, are you concerned about the financial impact of celebrating this year? With the economy still at a slow crawl, you may find that the extra expenses of entertaining, traveling and gift giving are enough to jeopardize your carefully crafted budget. But rather than waiting until January when the bills start rolling in, how about taking a stand now and challenging yourself to stay within your financial plan. If you are a Millennial yourself – or even the … Continue reading

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