Practical advice and hopeful encouragement for the tough yet rewarding transition to parenting grown kids.
If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn't stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated. Both your heart and your head are as involved as ever, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact.
In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, parenting expert Jim Burns helps you navigate one of the richest and most challenging seasons of parenting. Speaking from his own personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answers to questions such as these:
Is it OK to give advice to my grown child?What's the difference between enabling and helping?What boundaries should I have if my child moves back home?What do I do when my child doesn't seem to be maturing into adulthood?How do I relate to my grown child's significant other?What does it mean to have healthy financial boundaries?How can I support my grown children when I don't support their values?
Including positive principles on bringing kids back to faith, ideas on how to leave a legacy as a grandparent, and encouragement for every changing season, Doing Life with Your Adult Children is a unique book on your changing role in a calling that never ends.
Help for Moms and Dads of Grownups
This is full of help so Moms and Dads become friends and advisers as we slip out of the parent role, to adult children. It has some exercises to help us realize our kids need us on their terms. They are children no longer. If they pay their own way, live in their own homes, and we want relationships, we must let go and let them come back.
What a joy to read!
I looked forward to reading a chapter every day! My husband, who doesn't like to read, wants to read this book now, because I told him what great ideas this book was filled with. Keep writing! Can't wait for your next book!