When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us

Author: Jane Adams
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106822
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How do today's parents cope when the dreams we had for our children clash with reality? What can we do for our twenty- and even thirty-somethings who can't seem to grow up? How can we help our depressed, dependent, or addicted adult children, the ones who can't get their lives started, who are just marking time or even doing it? What's the right strategy when our smart, capable "adultolescents" won't leave home or come boomeranging back? Who can we turn to when the kids aren't all right and we, their parents, are frightened, frustrated, resentful, embarrassed, and especially, disappointed? In this groundbreaking book, a social psychologist who's been chronicling the lives of American families for over two decades confronts our deepest concerns, including our silence and self-imposed sense of isolation, when our grown kids have failed to thrive. She listens to a generation that "did everything right" and expected its children to grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. But they haven't, at least, not yet -- and meanwhile, we're letting their problems threaten our health, marriages, security, freedom, careers or retirement, and other family relationships. With warmth, empathy, and perspective, Dr. Adams offers a positive, life-affirming message to parents who are still trying to "fix" their adult children -- Stop! She shows us how to separate from their problems without separating from them, and how to be a positive force in their lives while getting on with our own. As we navigate this critical passage in our second adulthood and their first, the bestselling author of I'm Still Your Mother reminds us that the pleasures and possibilities of postparenthood should not depend on how our kids turn out, but on how we do!

Secrets To Parenting Your Adult Child

Author: Nancy Williams
Editor: Bethany House
ISBN: 0764208551
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"Professional counselor and mom helps parents navigate the changing relationships with their adult children"--Provided by publisher.

Psychoanalytic Reflections On Parenting Teens And Young Adults

Author: Anne J. Adelman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351262742
Size: 14,67 MB
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Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults explores the rich, multi-layered parent-child interactions that unfold during the period of separation and launching. While this is a necessary transitional time, parents inevitably experience feelings of loss and longing for the past as well as hope for the future. With honesty, humor, and originality, the book brings together the voices of psychoanalysts, speaking frankly, and not just as professionals, but also as parents grappling with raising young adults in today’s fast-paced world. The contributors reflect on the joys, regrets, and surprises as well as the challenges and triumphs they experience as their children reach the threshold of young adulthood. They address a wide range of topics relevant to parents and practitioners alike-indeed to all those who are closely involved with the growth and maturation of today’s youth. Offering both a broad perspective and an intimate look at present-day parenting dilemmas, the chapters focus on five main areas of interest: raising youth in the digital age, developmental difficulties, evolving gender norms, social concerns and, finally, the building of resiliency. Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults offers an alternative lens to consider the complex challenges parents face in raising today’s teens and young adults, replacing the customary notion of "failure to launch" with the concept of "holding on with open arms." The explorations in this book advance the idea that in the end, these struggles are essential for growth, buoyancy and wisdom. It will appeal greatly to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as family therapists.

Don T Bite Your Tongue

Author: Ruth Nemzoff
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230614109
Size: 17,67 MB
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Parents make enormous sacrifices helping children become healthy and autonomous adults. And when children are older, popular wisdom advises parents to let go, disconnect, and bite their tongues. But increasing life spans mean that parents and children can spend as many as five or six decades as adults together: actively parenting adult children is a reality for many families. Dr. Ruth Nemzoff--a leading expert in family dynamics--empowers parents to create close relationships with their adult children, while respecting their independence. Based on personal stories as well as advice that she has accrued from years of coaching, this lively and readable book shows parents how to: -communicate at long distances -discuss financial issues without using money as a form of control -speak up when disapproving of an adult child's partner or childrearing practices -handle adult children's career choices or other midlife changes -navigate an adult child's interreligious, interracial or same sex relationships No other book treats the challenges of parent and adult offspring relationships as part and parcel of a healthy family dynamic. This practical lessons of Don't Bite Your Tongue will help parents play a vital and positive role in their children's lives.

The Family Therapy Treatment Planner With Dsm 5 Updates 2nd Edition

Author: Frank M. Dattilio
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119064074
Size: 11,94 MB
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This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 40 behaviorally based presentingproblems Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet therequirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, andthird-party payors Includes new Evidence-Based Practice Interventions asrequired by many public funding sources and private insurers PracticePlanners® THE BESTSELLINGTREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The Family Therapy Treatment Planner, Second Editionprovides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily developformal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managedcare companies, third-party payors, and state and federalagencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-basedtreatment interventions Organized around 40 main presenting problems includingchild/parent conflicts, depression, abuse, death and loss issues,blended family problems, and loss of family cohesion Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, andinterventions—plus space to record your own treatment planoptions Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plancomponents by behavioral problem Designed to correspond with The Family Therapy ProgressNotes Planner, Second Edition and the Brief Family TherapyHomework Planner, Second Edition Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to therequirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agenciesincluding CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA Additional resources in thePracticePlanners® series: Progress Notes Planners contain complete, prewrittenprogress notes for each presenting problem in the companionTreatment Planners. Homework Planners feature behaviorally based, ready-to-useassignments to speed treatment and keep clients engaged betweensessions. For more information on ourPracticePlanners®, including our full lineof Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at:www.wiley.com/practiceplanners

Bottom Line Yearbook

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Bottom Line Year Book 2005

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ISBN: 9780887233265
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Your Kids Are Grown

Author: Francine Toder
Editor: Insight Books
ISBN: 9780306447617
Size: 17,59 MB
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Your Kids Are Grown: Moving on With and Without Them is an extraordinary book that brings together effective tools for forging new parent and adult-child relationships, while emphasizing a review and revamping of personal life goals. Dr. Francine A. Toder, a clinical psychologist with expertise in parenting skills and midlife transitions, focuses on middle adulthood, a stage of life that can bring about incredible personal growth but parental frustration and disappointment. In clear and understandable language, she describes the myriad situations that are sources of major or minor conflict between parents and adult children, especially: personality and style differences; disappointed expectations; departure from family traditions; conflicting values; competition between adult siblings; and differing views of adult responsibilities.

When You Re Facing The Empty Nest

Author: Mary Ann Froehlich
Editor: Bethany House Pub
ISBN: 9780764200182
Size: 20,11 MB
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"Ideal for women whose children are graduating from high school, this sensitive book lets readers know they aren't alone in their feelings of loss. It offers a sense of hope for the future and practical suggestions for parenting their young adult children