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Create a Work Area

It's difficult for your son to snag that job that would lead to his independence again when his resumes are mixed up with your latest phone bill. Creating a separate work area is key, according to Natalie Caine, founder of Empty Nest Support Services, which offers consultations and support groups for parents and grandparents. If there is already a desk in your son's room, she says, try adding things that will help with organization and scheduling, such as a bulletin board behind a door. If a bedroom is too small, create a work area by partitioning off part of a living area (the living room, the kitchen, or even a finished basement) with screens.

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