Doing Life with Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out

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.




Anonymous on October 25, 2019 at 2:49 AM.

Tiptoeing on plagiarism… Would have received five stars if it didn’t seem like about half of the content was nearly plagiarized from Ronald Greer’s “Now That They Are Grown.” The information is great but it really bothered me to feel like I was reading another man’s version of virtually the same content (including a specific movie reference) for a good part of the book. If I hadn’t read Greer’s book first, I would have loved every bit of it without thinking twice. Helpful content, but it would have been much more…

Anonymous on October 25, 2019 at 2:54 AM.

Excellent read!

Anonymous on October 25, 2019 at 3:17 AM.

Never too late to improve your relationship!