It is not an easy time to be a young adult. In this new series on Sunshine Parenting, I’m  interviewing young adults, answering questions submitted by listeners, and sharing resources and tips related to thriving in young adulthood and beyond. Whether you’re an adolescent or a young adult in your twenties, or you’re parenting a young adult, I know you’ll be encouraged by this series.

In this first episode of the Tough Twenties series, I’m chatting with my daughter Charlotte, age 25. We talk about Charlotte’s early twenties and the pivots she’s made so far as she navigated a college transfer, a challenging backpacking trip across Costa Rica, and graduating during COVID. We talk about what Charlotte’s discovered about herself and her career goals.

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Ep. 171: Julie Lythcott-Haims talks about YOUR TURN: How to be an Adult

Ep. 170: Adulting with Emma Liberman

[ENCORE] Ep. 85: Grit is Grown Outside the Comfort Zone (PEGtalk)


@charchareats (Charlotte’s Holistic Health & Wellness Instagram)

The Defining Decade, Dr. Meg Jay

Using Lifestyle-Centric Career Planning To Pursue A Life You Love (YouTube Video by Cal Newport)

Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified (Harvard Business Review)