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How to Raise Your Adult Children

Real-Life Advice for When Your Kids Don't Want to Grow Up

Gail Parent & Susan Ende

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Description

A funny and practical guide to parenting "grown" children.

Today's "kids" are taking longer to move out, tend to marry later, and are baffling their parents with issues far beyond the expertise of Spock or Ferber.

In this irreverent yet essential guide, a bestselling writer and a psychotherapist- both of whom have adult children-team up to provide witty and insightful advice for the millions who need help handling a range of perilous and very adult situations, including

? how to get a couch potato out of the house
? when to not pay for a child's wedding
? what to say about your kids' own parenting methods
? and much, much more

Publishers Weekly Review

May 17, 2010 – Comedy writer Parent and psychotherapist Ende combine their wit and expertise in this collection of letters from parents facing issues with grown children. According to the U.S. Census, 55% of men and 48% of women ages 18 to 24 are living with their parents: this trend has given rise to a host of financial and lifestyle conflicts. In separate chapters, each with an introductory section, the authors answer questions relating to money, the college years, living arrangements, work, dating, family rituals, marriage, in-laws, grandchildren, divorce, and aging and illness. In their approaches, the authors differ: Parent, who wrote for The Golden Girls, is often tongue-in-cheek, while Ende takes a slightly more earnest approach. The questions—gathered from friends, relatives, and "strangers"— are wide-ranging, from what to do when a college student trades the car his parents bought him for a motorcycle to how to deal with a dad who is dating his daughter’s 28-year-old girlfriend. The dueling tones and format don’t always work, but the authors’ overriding theme—that adult children are separate from parents, who must respect their right to make their own choices in order to foster independence—rings true.
How to Raise Your Adult Children
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: Aug 05, 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 304 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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