As your teenager becomes a 20-something, you may find that your parenting role is changing. As a matter of fact, your child may insist on change. Gorris can help you adapt to your new role. She gives pointers on ways to feel involved, know what's going on with your 20-something.Learn how to relate in ways that do not include giving unwanted advice, love your adult child with no strings attached, say no without guilt and establish new lines of communication.
Do you find yourself asking what happened to your once-healthy relationship with your young adult children?Everything seemed to be going well--then they started resisting advice and pushing away from your attempts to communicate. Many parents experience this as their children transition into adulthood.Parenting 20-Something Kids: Recognizing Your Role As They Find Their Way shows parents of young adults how to adapt to their changing role in their children’s lives. Author Martha Gorris draws from her own and others’ parenting experience of learning to:Surrender your children to GodHelp them develop decision-making skills and personal responsibilitySet boundaries that promote mutual respectRelease unrealistic expectationsCommunicate beyond giving adviceShare your faith journey with your childrenDevelop a growing friendship
Martha Pope Gorris is a freelance writer and speaker. She received a degree in English/Creative Writing from George Mason University. She is the author of Held Captive by Futile Thoughts? Break Free!, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Military Wife’s Soul and Changed (The Power of Christian Music). She and her husband live in Southern California.
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