How to Raise your Adult Children by Gail Parent and Susan Ende
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HOW TO RAISE YOUR ADULT CHILDREN Real-Life Advice for When Your Kids Don’t Want to Grow Up By Gail Parent and Susan Ende, M.F.T. Finally, for all parents who always wished they had a manual for raising their kids, here is an irreverent, funny yet practical go-to guide for cutting the cord (and purse strings) from ADULT children. It’s no joke. Adult children, aka “Boomerang Kids,” are moving back in with their parents at an alarming rate. Along with moving back in with mom and dad, comes a heavy financial burden to parents. A recent survey conducted by The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), in cooperation with Forbes.com, found that nearly 60% of parents were financially supporting their adult children. And the burden isn’t just financial, more and more adult children are turning to their parents with adult-sized problems—leaving their parents to wish they had a handbook to tell them What to Expect When They Weren’t Expecting...baby back in the house, divorced and unemployed! Award-winning, bestselling comedy writer Gail Parent (The Tracey Ullman Show and The Golden Girls) and noted psychotherapist, Susan Ende, M.F.T., have teamed up to offer parents solid advice with a humorous twist on how to cut the cord (and purse strings) in HOW TO RAISE YOUR ADULT CHILDREN: Real Advice for When Your Kids Don’t Want to Grow Up (Plume Books; On sale: August 2011). Topics covered include: Money, College Years, Living Arrangements, Work, Dating, Family Rituals, Marriage, In-Laws, Grandchildren, Divorce, and Aging and Illness. Parent not only has the right last name, but her comedic charm adds the right amount of sugar to a subject matter most parents find hard to swallow. And Ende gives the kind of advice most parents would pay dearly for. Learning how to communicate with your adult children about adult-sized problems is key to a healthy and loving relationship with your grown-up kids. Using an easy-to-read Question and Answer format, Parent and Ende skillfully tackle questions from real parents, and their answers are sure to deliver big belly laughs. For example, how long do you wait to charge your adult child rent? What happens when your adult child wants to take their bedroom furniture out of your house? Or how do you handle your adult child dating one of your golf buddies? Don’t be fooled, once the high school diploma has been handed over, the parenting is just beginning! A virtual “Parent Bible,” the format of HOW TO RAISE YOUR ADULT CHILDREN makes it easy to use the book as a reference guide. Question about curfew? Check the book. Question about Thanksgiving? Check the book. Whether you’re still suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome and having a hard time setting boundaries for your adult children or you’re struggling with trying to fix your grown children’s adult-sized problems, Parent and Ende—mother’s themselves—give the perfect blend of advice to parents who need help raising their adult children. For more information or to schedule an interview with Gail Parent and Susan Ende, contact Gina Garza at 212-246-2977 or at email@example.com. GAIL PARENT is an award-winning writer and producer whose credits include “The Tracey Ullman Show,” “The Carol Burnett Show,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” and “The Golden Girls.” Also a bestselling novelist, Parent is the author of SHEILA LEVINE IS DEAD AND LIVING IN NEW YORK. She lives in Beverly Hills, CA.
SUSAN ENDE, M.F.T has been a psychotherapist in private practice for twenty-five years and has taught at California Institute of Technology, Pepperdine University, and California State University at Los Angeles. She lives in Pasadena, CA.HOW TO RAISE YOUR ADULT CHILDREN Real-Life Advice for When Your Kids Don’t Want to Grow Up By Gail Parent and Susan Ende, M.F.T. Plume Books; On-sale: July 26th; $16.00 ISBN: 978-0-452-29720-3