How to Talk to Your Adult Children about Really Important Things

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How to Talk to Your Adult Children About Really Important Things is a hands-on guide for parents who want to talk to their adult children about challenging issues and sensitive topics such as alternative lifestyles, financial self-reliance, relationships, your divorce or your child's divorce, moving out, moving back home, parenting, grandparenting, sibling relationships, substance abuse, depression, dependence, independence, and more.

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"A must-read for any parent who wants a relationship that honors and respects their grown child, even when they disagree."
— Andrea Kay, author and career columunist

"Meets a critical need in giving parents down-to-earth, no-nonsense suggestions on topics often avoided by parents as well as counselors. A valuable resource for professionals and for parents who should discuss delicate subjects within the family."
— Donald K. Freedheim, professor emeritus and founding director, Schubert Center for Child Development, Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University

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When your child makes the transition to adulthood, it can be a challenging time for you as a parent. Suddenly there are limits on your responsibility and authority toward your child and you must learn how to relate in new ways. In order to communicate well and give your child the benefit of your long years of experience, you need to change the dynamics of the relationship with your adult child by letting go but also supporting when necessary.
How to Talk to Your Adult Children About Really Important Things is a hands-on guide for parents who want to talk to their adult children about challenging issues and sensitive topics such as alternative lifestyles, financial self-reliance, relationships, your divorce or your child's divorce, moving out, moving back home, parenting, grandparenting, sibling relationships, substance abuse, depression, dependence, independence, and more.
This comprehensive and handy resource offers useful guidelines and expert advice that can be adapted to fit your unique family situation. It will give you a solid foundation for constructive and candid communication with your adult children.

"A must-read for any parent who wants a relationship that honors and respects their grown child, even when they disagree."
— Andrea Kay, author and career columunist

"Meets a critical need in giving parents down-to-earth, no-nonsense suggestions on topics often avoided by parents as well as counselors. A valuable resource for professionals and for parents who should discuss delicate subjects within the family."
— Donald K. Freedheim, professor emeritus and founding director, Schubert Center for Child Development, Department of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University

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