When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? is a research-based parenting guide for parents of 18-to-29 year olds. It’s a resource for parents who thought they no longer needed one filled with savvy advice, practical insights, and revealing stories of grown-up kids and their parents. Co-written by Elizabeth Fishel and Clark University developmental psychologist Jeffrey Arnett, it has been called a “Dr. Spock for parents with children in all stages of emerging adulthood.”
When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up? reassures parents who worry: Will our child ever leave home, find love, start a career, settle down, and become a grown-up? It’s the book that shows parents how the time spent in emerging adulthood--which may sometimes look like flailing—actually helps kids become happier, healthier grown-ups.
Inspired by Elizabeth’s two 20-something sons and Jeff’s two decades of studying (and naming) emerging adulthood, Grown-Up Kid draws on the authors’ 90 in-depth personal interviews, an online survey, and two national polls.
Grown-Up Kid guides parents in the dance of stepping back, but staying connected. It also helps them explore this uncharted territory in their own lives as they move from full-time parenting to a new life-stage with its own questions, possibilities, and dreams.