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When Will My Grown-up Kid Grow Up?

Loving And Understanding Your Emerging Adult

By Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

It’s the parenting guide for parents who thought they no longer needed one—for parents who worry as their 20-something kids struggle to grow up; who are saving for retirement but now have to reopen the bank of Mom and Dad; who look forward to downsizing but have a boomerang child living at home again.



And it’s the parenting guide that says it’s all going to be OK—just step back but stay connected, and don’t forget to take care of yourself. Kids may be taking longer to graduate from college, start a career, marry, have children, but it’s natural. Just as scientists a century ago discovered a new phase in life called adolescence, there’s now another developmental stage, emerging adulthood. According to Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, the world’s leading authority on emerging adults, and his coauthor, Elizabeth Fishel, author of Sisters and mother of two 20-something sons, the time spent in emerging adulthood actually helps kids become happier, healthier grown-ups.



When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? covers every aspect of life for an 18- to 29-year-old, from that first taste of independence at college to that time at the end of the 20s, when the majority of kids are settling down. It explains what grown children are going through—intense self-focus, instability, a feeling of being “in-between” mixed with a breathtaking sense of possibilities—and how parents should deal with these changes, from six ways to listen more than you talk, to money 101 (and why never to use money to control your child’s life), to troubleshooting their failure to launch, to, finally, the dos and don’ts of promoting a successful transition to adulthood.



Because yes, they really will grow up.


Format: Book
Author: Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen
Title: When will my grown-up kid grow up? : loving and understanding your emerging adult / Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel.
Publisher Date: New York : Workman Pub., c2013.
Subject: Parenting Parent and child Adulthood
Isbn: 9780761162414 (hbk.) 0761162410 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 306.874 Arn
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Bib Id: 434032

Format: Book
Author: Arnett, Jeffrey Jensen
Title: When will my grown-up kid grow up? : loving and understanding your emerging adult / Jeffrey Jensen Arnett and Elizabeth Fishel.
Publisher, Date: New York : Workman Pub., c2013.
Description: ix, 293 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Parenting
Subjects: Parent and child
Subjects: Adulthood
Other Author: Fishel, Elizabeth
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: The zigzagging road to adulthood -- Your parallel journey -- From parent and child to (something like) friends -- Mom, r u up? -- The college years -- The boomerang kid -- You can't hurry love -- Saying "I do" or "I don't" -- For hire -- The bank of mom and dad -- Keeping the faith (or not) -- When things go wrong -- Emerging at last.
LCCN: 2013006401
ISBN: 9780761162414 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0761162410 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 306.874 Arn