Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child  -     By: Nancy Williams
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Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child

Bethany House / 2011 / Paperback

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Build a healthy relationship with your adult sons and/or daughters. In Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child, counselor Nancy Williams helps parents navigate the years of young adulthood including dealing with disappointing choices children make, prolonged adolesence, and setting boundaries. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0764208551
ISBN-13: 9780764208553
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Publisher's Description

Parenting doesn't stop when the children grow up, and the nest doesn't always empty when or how parents thought it would. The role changes, but the sense of responsibility continues. Licensed counselor and life coach Nancy Williams draws from professional and personal experience, and also brings in the perspectives of young adults to guide readers in building healthy relationships with adult children. Her insight, encouragement, and advice will help readers navigate everything from prolonged adolescence and boundary struggles to disappointing choices our children make.

Author Bio

Nancy Williams, MEd, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and trained life coach. She speaks frequently in both professional and church contexts and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Nancy and her husband live in Austin and are the parents of two adult children.

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  1. kbh2
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Very practical and well written
    July 26, 2012
    kbh2
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Book is very practical and well written. Concepts were presented clearly on learning to grow in the role of a parent with adult children. An excellent book!

  2. Diane Stortz
    Cincinnati, OH
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Keep this one on your nightstand
    May 11, 2011
    Diane Stortz
    Cincinnati, OH
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Nancy Williams has written an encouraging and information-packed guide for parents who find themselves puzzled by their new role as mom or dad to adult children, whether your children have just graduated from high school or have been on their own for some time. Each chapter is valuable, and readers will find themselves returning to specific chapters from time to time as their children's life situations change.

    Nancy makes the difficult transition from parent and child to coach and friend seem possible. She doesn't gloss over the need for parents to evaluate our own actions and deal with our own emotions, or the need for adult children to assume responsibility for themselves. One of the best aspects of the book is the myriad of true stories; the other is the helpful examples of how to talk with adult children friend to friend.

    Nancy rightfully acknowledges that all parents do make mistakes, but at times she seems to imply that we all taught our children well regardless. Parents who know they neglected important teaching might find this makes them uncomfortable. Otherwise, there's nothing negative about this helpful book, and readers will want to keep it on their nightstands to refer to frequently.

  3. Jan Coates
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    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Ideal resource for baby boomers with adult kiddos
    April 25, 2011
    Jan Coates
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    If you're a baby boomer like me with adult or near-adult kiddos, do yourself a favor a buy this insightful, wisdom-filled book. You'll be blessed by the fresh, easy-to-understand, godly advice written by Nancy Williams, licensed professional counselor, life coach, and mother. I'm not loaning my copy to my friends because it's a keeper that I'll reference frequently.

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