You're Not Done Yet: Parenting Young Adults in an Age of Uncertainty

It's more common than ever for emerging adults to struggle with finding their feet in the unprecedented challenges of the 2020s--and for their parents to feel a mixture of anxiety and frustration.

You're Not Done Yet: Parenting Young Adults in an Age of Uncertainty is an indispensable guide for parents navigating the complexities of supporting their children who have just entered adulthood as they cope with an array of mental-health issues and a demanding set of economic pressures and social factors that earlier generations didn't have to contend with. The first step requires a reset that parents embrace young adults' "developmental progression... that is not mired in the past."

Getting to a place where parents and children listen to each other necessitates a change in both mindset and communication that authors B. Janet Hibbs and Anthony Rostain, experts in psychiatry and family therapy and co-authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, lay out in terms that are specific and compassionate. Their book provides practical strategies and insightful scripts for parents seeking to strike a balance between offering support and fostering their children's autonomy without falling into communication pitfalls caused by their own anxieties. The authors draw on real-life examples from their practices, offering hard-won wisdom and reassurance to families in the midst of similar journeys.

Hibbs and Rostain present a road map for those parenting young adults in today's ever-changing world. This book provides a beacon of hope for families facing the challenges of this transformative stage of life. --Elizabeth DeNoma, executive editor, DeNoma Literary Services, Seattle, Wash.

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