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Happy 4th of July!

My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Giving Your Child Independence .” In it, I discuss the challenges parents face when they want to help their children find career independence.

Parents of newly minted graduates have all heard about it: the “Boomerang Generation.” According to Pew Research Center, It’s estimated that some 45 percent of college graduates between the ages of 18 and 24 are living at home with family. If you are a parent, you may be wondering what you can do to give your children the gift of independence on this Fourth of July.

In the past, it was assumed that a college degree alone would lead to a great job. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case anymore. In our current competitive market, job seekers must be more proactive and aggressive than in generations before.

Today, some parents are working hard to help their children get the upper hand. They’d do anything to help their son or daughter get ahead. The child learns they can really count on mom or dad to help them figure things out.

If you’re struggling to help your child find their path to Independence this 4th of July, get tips on what you can do by visiting the Memphis Daily News site here.

Author: Angela Copeland

Angela Copeland is Founder and Coach for Copeland Coaching, a great way to jump start your job search. Follow her on Twitter @CopelandCoach for tips on finding the perfect job for you.

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