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How to really love your adult children

Reviewed by Cathy Peterson

Just the Facts: by Gary Chapman 3-2011 Moody Publishing

Verdict: ★★★☆☆

Who Cares? parents of dysfunctional children

Short Bio: More than 10 years after Parenting Your Adult Child was published, much has changed – including young adults themselves, as well as their parents. Economic upheavals, challenges to traditional values and beliefs, the phenomenon of over-involved “helicopter parenting” – all make relating to grown children more difficult than ever. Yet at the same time, being a parent of an adult child can bring great rewards. This revised and updated version of Dr. Gary Chapman’s and Dr. Ross Campbell’s message will help today’s parents explore how to really love their adult child in today’s changing world. The book includes brief sidebars from parents of adult children and adult children themselves with their own stories. An online study guide will also be available.

Eyewitness Account: I really respect the knowledge that these authors brought to the table for the average parent trying to figure out the relationship with their now adult children.  And I’m sure that this book is a great resource for parents of drug addicts and and those with failure to thrive as adult issues.  However, my children just got married and one moved overseas.  They aren’t crowding my home.  I don’t want them to change or be more of anything.  I just wanted to know how I could have a more enriched relationship.  I felt like if my children weren’t dysfunctional in some way, that nothing could be lacking and the relationships were fine.   I would never deny someone with severe issues a chance at help.  But I felt really strange that not one of my questions about relationships the first year of marriage and if your child settles far away were even addressed.

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★★★☆☆ Plot Development

★★☆☆☆ Characterization

★★★☆☆ Writing Style

★★★☆☆ Original Idea

★★★☆☆ Page Turner

Overall ★★★☆☆

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