A funny and practical guide to parenting "grown" children.
Today's "kids" are taking longer to move out, tend to marry later, and are baffling their parents with issues far beyond the expertise of Spock or Ferber.
In this irreverent yet essential guide, a bestselling writer and a psychotherapist- both of whom have adult children-team up to provide witty and insightful advice for the millions who need help handling a range of perilous and very adult situations, including
? how to get a couch potato out of the house
? when to not pay for a child's wedding
? what to say about your kids' own parenting methods
? and much, much more
Parent and Ende combine just the right amount of solid psychology and witty comedy, making this guide easy to digest.
The idea of bringing together a comedy writer (Parent) and a psychotherapist (Ende) to write a book on such a serious and complex topic is sheer brilliance. The authors respond to letters written by concerned parents of boomerang kids. With liberal amounts of humor, they dispense practical suggestions.
Gail Parent is an Emmy-winning television writer and producer as well as a bestselling novelist. Susan Ende has been a psychotherapist in private practice for more than twenty-five years. Together they have seen it all.