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Interdependent Generations — Post-Parenting the Grown Kids
Jane Adams Ph.D.
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.
College orientation programs tell you about what your new freshman is going through. But the college transition is a new stage for you, too. Here's what you should know about it.
Why is marijuana use increasing among older adults? Is it a coping mechanism for some of the effects of aging?
Family reunions can be difficult if you don't know where your boundaries are. Here are some suggestions to decrease the stress and increase the satisfaction.
Raising the youngest generation when their own parents can't is affecting a growing number of families - double those who were caring for their grandchildren 40 years ago.
New evidence links teen depression, suicide to time spent on-line. It's important information for parents of the i-Generation, and parents need to be aware of it.
Is your net worth tied up with your self-image? Here are eight ways to improve your relationship with money.
Can five minutes of eye contact help a dysfunctional dyad? A trend from "Down Under" may be an indicator.
New study asks, When information is easy to come by costs us nothing, why do we avoid it? The answers may surprise you!
How good is the help when it's a phone call away?
What we don't tell our daughters about sex and why it's the most important thing to remember.
Can a little bit of entitlement help you think out of the box? New data suggests it spurs creative problem-solving.
Understanding estrangement between parents and grown kids from the first angry communication to the last slammed door.
Wonder why you and your grown kids can't get along? Here are 10 reasons, just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
Young friends keep you young, smart, and in the know.
Dreading the holidays with your family? It may be wiser to avoid them, especially if you can suggest a less "loaded" alternative.
Can your kids be adults even if they're not wholly independent? And is that still a valid endpoint to maturity? Interdependence may be an idea whose time—and place—has come.
Do you feel excluded from your kids' married lives? Why that's a good thing and why it's about them, not you.
Facebook has upended the culture, disrupted the boundary between public and private, and changed how generations communicate with and relate to each other.
Senior romance can destabilize family relationships, especially when late-life re-partnering triggers loyalty conflicts and passive-aggressive behavior by grown kids.
Will they ever outgrow sibling rivalry? Before it's over your dead body, there's still something you can do to help them help you when you need it.
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.