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Interdependent Generations — Post-Parenting the Grown Kids
Jane Adams Ph.D.
Not every extended separation between parents and grown kids is "estrangement." But when they've moved on as well as out, the parents have to find ways to deal with the pain.
The pandemic lockdown changed all our relationships, from intimate to casual. How they change again, now that we're returning to actual connection, depends on our age.
Some of the things parents and their grown kids have in common are what they don't like in each other.
It's possible to keep the lines of communication open between parents and grown kids by avoiding some common mistakes.
The Sussex drama reverberates through every family with an in-law problerm.
Extremism is tearing families apart, and seeking help for loved ones caught up in the web that assaulted the Capitol offers few solutions so far.
Are you going overboard on family gifts because you can't be there when they open them?
This is your brain on risking traveling to spend the holidays with your family.
Bullying isn't just for politicians and bosses; it starts in the family and it can end there, too.
When was the last time your adult children really talked to you?
The choices that parents have to make about sending their kids back to school in a pandemic are agonizing.
Few teenagers have the power to embarrass their parents into quitting their jobs, and regardless of your politics, it's a scary thing to behold.
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?
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.