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Doing Life With Your Adult Children

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If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn't stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated. Both your heart and your head are as involved as ever, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact.

In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, parenting expert Jim Burns helps you navigate the toughest and the most rewarding parts of parenting your grown kids. Speaking from his own personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answers to questions such as these:

  • Is it OK to give advice to my grown child?
  • What's the difference between enabling and helping?
  • What boundaries should I have if my child moves back home?
  • What do I do when my child doesn't seem to be maturing into adulthood?
  • How do I relate to my grown child's significant other?
  • What does it mean to have healthy financial boundaries?
  • How can I support my grown children when I don't support their values?

Including positive principles on bringing kids back to faith, ideas on how to leave a legacy as a grandparent, and encouragement for every changing season, Doing Life with Your Adult Children is a unique book on your changing role in a calling that never ends.

192 pages

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Marie| 2021-05-04 7:57

This book is a helpful tool in training me how to navigate relationships with my adult children. I have lots of adjustments to make and am thankful for this helpful advice!

Doing Life with Your adult children

Shirley| 2021-05-30 16:45

Awesome book, One of the best books I have read about prodigal children

Excellent advice

Marion| 2021-12-20 12:19

This is an excellent book! I have recommended it to others and will continue to do so. If Jim Burns hasn’t already been on a Focus broadcast I would highly recommend that he be invited!

Worthwhile read

Audra| 2022-09-04 19:50

A great book for parents learning to live with their adult children. I found it very helpful and ended up sharing it with a friend. It's an easy read because of Jim's conversational style but I didn't find it "fluffy" like some other self help books I've read. Would definitely recommend.

Great book

Carmen| 2022-10-22 19:04

Very useful book, gave me insights into how to reconcile the fact that I need to respect my child as an independent adult while require her to meet the expectations and respect the boundaries while in my house. Thank you

Great advice!

Ruth| 2023-02-20 9:55

Very helpful book. So hard to know how to navigate relationships with adult children, especially if they are living in your home and even if they aren't.