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Interdependent Generations — Post-Parenting the Grown Kids
Jane Adams Ph.D.
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.
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.
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.