An End to Parenthood?

Relative Solutions’ experience working with wealthy families is that the model of parenting that focuses on happiness can’t, by definition, focus on self-responsibility and self esteem—both necessary ingredients for creating self-reliant adults. Focusing on building the other aspects of wealth—the social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual—requires that parents set their sights on encouraging their children to mature from the inside out.

We recently authored an article, “An End to Parenthood?”, that appeared in Trusts & Estates on July 24, 2014 ( It seeks to inform families whose adult children refuse to be responsible for themselves.