Helping teens transition into the real world

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Helping teens transition into the real world

Well, I think that, you know, that whole launching thing is a big deal. Because first and foremost, for most parents, you really don’t think it’s ever going to happen and so you begin this dance around that with your child. And the challenges that come up are, as you both are trying to separate, you know, things get really messy. But the most important thing to understand, and what helped me through that the most, and I think also my son, was for me to know that my son didn’t belong to me. He never did. For me, I had to really say, “No, God, you really gave me this sweet person as a gift and that gift, the season of that gift, is done. And now my gift to the world is to release this person with joy out to the world as my gift to the world.” He never belonged to me, he doesn’t belong to me now. But now he belongs to the world as a wonderful gift.
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Wanda Jones-Yeatman is the owner of WJY Consulting, a small firm specializing in providing a variety of consulting, training, facilitation, coaching and program management services to organizations and individuals. Wanda has worked in the field of education and training for over 25 years, with extensive experience in personality type and its application, team-building, communication, success coaching, career development, human relations, conflict management and peacemaking, management training, leadership development, group facilitation, organizational development and multicultural awareness. As a consultant Wanda has served as an internal organizational coach focusing on subjects such as supervisory leadership, teambuilding, communication, conflict resolution and workforce planning. 

Wanda was born in Roanoke, VA and grew up all over the world as part of a military family. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Arizona State University and a M. Ed. from the University of Maryland in Counseling and Personnel Services. Wanda is married, mother of four wonderful children and resides in Maryland.

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