Parenting Chapter 5: Guiding into Adulthood

This fifth chapter of the Parenting Handbook contains eight articles and is 26 pages. This chapter explores the strange world of parenting adults. When our offspring are no longer children, our roles change, and eventually nearly reverse. Parents slowly become only advisors, no longer making decisions for their young adults. They are to be honored, but not necessarily obeyed. Acknowledging and fostering those moving boundaries of independence is a key struggle in these years. You want your children to fly the nest, but learning to fly often involves painful lessons for both child and parent.

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