Transitioning to adulthood can be emotionally stressful for a variety of reasons. So preparing emotionally before that transition can help decrease the stress. One of the ways to prepare emotionally before leaving the nest is to create an emotional transition plan.
An Emotional transition plan includes the following
Situations that have cause emotional struggles in the past
Self Management Strategies
Skills for the future
What is most important
This plan is outlined and explained in more detail in an interview that Niki Olsen LCMHC did with the Becoming A Podcast for Teens.
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