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When children grow up and become adults we often assume, as parents, that our job is done. In fact it's just the beginning of a whole new stage in our lifelong connection.
Relationships with adult children are an aspect of parenting that is rarely discussed, yet they require thoughtfulness and empathy, and can bring many new challenges.
- How can you avoid conflict when your adult child returns to live with you?
- What if you don't get on with their partner?
- How should you suppoer your child through a divorce, or mental health challenges later in life?
- Do you have mixed feelings about looking after your grandchildren?
- What if you adult children don't get along?
All Grown Up draws on the personal experiences of parents, as well as advice from leading experts in the filed, to offer support and guidance on working through these common dilemmas to develop and maintain a close bond with your adult child. Discover how to create family harmony and a strong, enduring connection.
Praise for Celia Dodd's Not Fade Away
'Optimistic and clever, this handbook for how to flourish in your sixties – and beyond – may be the wisest book on reaching a pensionable age' – The i newspaper
'As a child of the 60's, ambitious and career driven, I needed to read this book. I now no longer fear life's next chapter but instead I'm shouting “Bring it on!”' – Jo Good, BBC Radio London
'Retirement is not about “giving up”. This book shows us how to discover the positives and relish every moment of this major life transition'. – Aggie MacKenzie, broadcaster and journalist.
About the Author
Celia Dodd is an author and journalist with over 30 years' experience of contributing features on family, relationships, health and education to national newspapers and magazines, including The Times, the Independent, the Daily Mail and Radio Times. This is Dodd's fourth book; previous books include The Empty Nest: how to survive and stay close to your adult child (Piatkus) and Not Fade Away: How to thrive in retirement (Bloomsbury).
“At last a book to fill the gap - between “empty nesting” and “adulting with adults" - informative and kind.” —Helen Lederer, founder of Comedy Women in Print
“Celia is a great author. [This is] much needed… covers so many different emotions and so many different topics.” —Jo Good, BBC Radio London
"[A] brilliant book on this stage of life… Celia Dodd looks at how you can deal with different issues that can occur through no fault on anyone’s side." - A & G Magazine