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Interdependent Generations — Post-Parenting the Grown Kids
Jane Adams Ph.D.
When the future is unknowable, it's difficult to keep your mental and emotional balance.
Does college expose young people to different views and values-and does it "take?"
A silent epidemic among seniors—and an available remedy.
How you respond to quarantine in isolation or with your family depends on your usual boundary style.
Loneliness kills, too. Here are ten ways to keep it from overwhelming you.
Sibling estrangement can stress your mind and body, but being the first to move toward reconciliation can lighten the effects on your health.
When grown kids marry, what's the right stance to take , especially when you don 't approve
Lessons in civility and compassion from a man who walked, talked, and taught them. Fred Rogers is still a role model, especially in these uncivil times.
Simultaneous divorces can trigger enmeshed boundaries in both parents and their adult children to the detriment of both generations.
The young adult's search for identity is a key task of psychological growth but often confuses their parents.
When adult children worry about the choices their aging parents make.
Paring down the basic rules of creating and sustaining an authentic, loving and durable relationship with grown children to six essential strategies.
The closer kids are to their grandparents, the closer they are to their parents, and the better their emotional adjustment in adolescence.
A recent study has implications not just for parents and their kids but the whole concept of the gifted child.
Your kids' lives will change without you, but they worry that yours will too. How to reassure them when they leave for college, and what not to do.
A parent's work isn't over until a parent is no longer only a parent. The third decade is when it happens.
We get old little by little—and then all at once.
Lacking a real identity, are adolescents creating a misleading virtual one?
Why are parents so scared of their adult children?
We need to provide young adults with the skills to confront distressing ideas.
The well-rounded ending is key to successful new beginnings.
Why is mental illness on the rise in teenagers and young adults, but not in those over 25? Is it caused by smartphones and social media, or just exacerbated by them?
What does the college admission scandal mean to seniors awaiting their acceptance letters?
Estrangement is a recurring theme in relationships besides that between parents and grown kids.
Parents of grown kids who are distant, disengaged, or disaffected are used to being called the villains, but there are two sides to the story
Afraid of burdening your grown kids when you retire? Telling them may be the best way to announce that you're taking care of yourself first.
For certain young, non-white, or immigrant students in community college, caring for others rather than focusing on themselves, is a "sixth pillar" of emerging adulthood.
Are you programmed to say yes to every request your grown kids make? Buying them the latest iPhone may mean it's time to reprogram.
Changing your ways with your college freshman: a beginner's guide.
Parents and young adults have some of the same worries about the college experience. But some are unique to the younger generation and others to the climate on campus.
Jane Adams, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, writer and speaker. She is the author of several books including I'm Still Your Mother, When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us and Boundary Issues.