Last year we published a piece called Adult Children: The Guide to Parenting Your Grown Kids. Many readers responded by sharing their intensely difficult situations with adult children. Comments included everything from financial... Continue
Parenting adult children: it's one of the most difficult—and yet least discussed—life transitions facing today's boomers. Toddler tantrums and teen hormones were no picnic, but there is an abundance of resources available for those... Continue
Kids go through many phases as they grow up and as a parent, you were there every step of the way. Whether your kids were tantrum-throwing toddlers who hit each other or temperamental teens, you probably had tactics for controlling their... Continue
Most of us think about taking care of our aging parents or spouse when they're older, and not our kids. They're grownups, right? But when you have a special needs adult child that care never stops. Nor does the worry. Ask any of the more... Continue
If, when your children were teenagers, you started a habit of giving each child $200 on Christmas morning, then they may continue to expect to receive that gift every year, even when they're in their 40s.
Or maybe one of your children... Continue
Empty Nest Syndrome, which refers to "feelings of sadness and loss when the last child leaves home," has been a well-known concept for decades. Movies and plays have been written about it, and countless articles and books continue to... Continue
For parents today, boomerang kids are becoming more common: adult children who initially leave home but then later come back. Perhaps you watched them drive off to college, the car packed full of their belongings, or as they headed off to... Continue