Doing Life with Your Adult Children

Chapter 5: A Failure to Launch Principle 5: YourJob Is to Move Them from Dependence to Independence 1. In what ways, if any, have your children experienced a failure to launch? What do you wish you had done differently? 2.

Doing Life with Your Adult Children

Are you struggling to connect with your child now that they've left the nest? Are you feeling the tension and heartache as your relationship dynamic begins to change? In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, bestselling author and parenting expert Jim Burns provides practical advice and hopeful encouragement for navigating this tough yet rewarding transition. If you've raised a child, you know that parenting doesn't stop when they turn eighteen. In many ways, your relationship gets even more complicated--your heart and your head are as involved as ever, but you can feel things shifting, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact. Doing Life with Your Adult Children helps you navigate this rich and challenging season of parenting. Speaking from his own personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answers to the most common questions he's received over the years, including: My child's choices are breaking my heart--where did I go wrong? 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.

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Doing Life with Your Adult Children
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Jim Burns, Ph.D
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-26 - Publisher: Zondervan

Are you struggling to connect with your child now that they've left the nest? Are you feeling the tension and heartache as your relationship dynamic begins to change? In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, bestselling author and parenting expert Jim Burns provides practical advice and hopeful encouragement for navigating
Finding Joy in the Empty Nest
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Jim Burns, Ph.D
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-10 - Publisher: Zondervan

When the kids are gone, you can discover a richer, deeper, and more fulfilling life than you ever imagined! Whether you've been looking forward to it or dreading it, the experience of coming home to an empty nest brings with it a well of emotions, realizations, and one gigantic, all-consuming
The Jesus Calling Magazine Issue 3
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Sarah Young
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-18 - Publisher: Thomas Nelson

This edition includes an interview with country music artist Lauren Alaina who shares how living the dream also means enduring the pain of the spotlight; four ways to help kids cultivate one big heart by journalist Linsey Davis; co-founder of Saddleback Church, Kay Warren, helping others redefine joy when tragedy
Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Brett Ullman
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-31 - Publisher: Word Alive Press

After more than two decades and over two thousand presentations, my interactions with parents reveal that although most want to learn and parent their best, they feel ill-equipped. Kids don’t come with manuals. The goal of this book is to equip and empower you as a parent, grandparent, or youth
When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Jane Adams
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-03 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A guide for parents of dysfunctional or inappropriately dependent grown children offers supportive advice on how to stop taking on the responsibility of caring for and fixing a grown child's problems while addressing feelings of guilt and frustration. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.