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

St. Martin’s. Mar. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250283238. $29. CHILD REARING
Psychologist and family therapist Hibbs and Rostain (psychiatry and behavioral health, Cooper Univ. Health Care), coauthors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, address the twists and turns of parenting young adults who don’t live on their own. Their focus is the many young adults who, due to dropping out of college during the pandemic and enduring the country’s financial crisis, recession, political turmoil, and COVID, find themselves still living with their parents, who are now tasked with helping their children mature, both financially and emotionally. The authors recognize that many parents have their own mental health to consider, and they urge parents to remember to help themselves first so that they can help their young adult. This book helps parents work their way through those challenges. Reflection questions are included at the end of each chapter, all emphasizing that parents must not embrace feelings of guilt and blame. Instead, they need to learn from the past—shake their family tree to observe and change patterns—to grow in the future.
VERDICT An insightful guide that addresses the oft-ignored problems that young adults face. For parents who want to help their young adults lead thriving, independent lives.
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