Launching Kids from 18 to 29
by Dr. Varda Konstam
They’re back—or maybe they never left: your 18 to 29-year-old emerging adults. They have been called narcissistic and self-absorbed. These Millenials, Generation Y or Boomerang Kids, faced with a higher cost of living, higher college debt loads and a sense of material entitlement, are clinging to the parental nest. Some 56 percent of men and 48 percent of women 18 to 24 years old are living with their already strapped parents. Needless to say, parents of emerging adults are clearly “stressed out” and in need of practical, credible advice. Parenting Your Emerging Adult is designed to be empowering and uplifting by offering the tools parents need to get their emerging adults living successfully out on their own.
Parents will develop an understanding of this developmental period and how it intersects with the current economic, social and political times. They will become better grounded and confident in their abilities to make informed, sound decisions, pick their battles, see the big picture and find effective solutions.
Dr. Konstam demonstrates that by developing a mastery of the key issues, learning to foster independence and teaching respect for rules and consequences, they will end the codependency, coddling and poor modeling. Their emerging adult children will be successfully launched!
“...dealing with the inevitable clash of authority that comes with the
situation...a strong addition to parenting and family collections.”
— Midwest Book Review
Varda Konstam, PhD, brings a wealth of clinical experience and insights based on her over fifteen years of working with emerging adults, couples and families in private practice as well as in a wide range of clinical settings. A professor in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Konstam received her BA in psychology from the City College of New York and her PhD from the School of Psychology, Fordham University, New York.
Nonfiction, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 240 pages
LC# 2012945206, world rights
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-432-1 (pb), $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-433-8 (eBook), $14.95