You and Your Adult Child
How to Grow Together in Challenging Times
What it means to be an adult in your 20s and 30s has changed dramatically in one generation. Parents of children in this age range are wondering how to parent in a world that is so different from when they were younger—and Dr. Laurence Steinberg has the answers. He’s one of the world’s leading developmental psychologists, and the author of the forthcoming You and Your Adult Child: the first, and only, comprehensive guide for parents of adult children. It’s an invaluable resource for both parents and children hoping to build strong cross-generational bonds. He shows how young adulthood has changed—young people now take longer to reach milestones like graduation or marriage, but that’s not actually a bad thing—and how parents and children can work together to navigate this crucial life stage. And if things are going well between you and your child, he says, you’ll reap the benefits at home, at work, and in life.
“Filled with stories and science, this book will benefit grandparent, parent and child, alike—a gift that will keep on giving across the generations.”— Daniel J. Siegel, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm
Dr. Laurence Steinberg is one of the foremost authorities on the parent-child relationship and parenting adult children. In his upcoming book, You and Your Adult Child, he provides the first and only comprehensive parenting manual for people whose children are in their 20s and 30s.
Drawing on his decades of research as a developmental psychologist, he shows us how the challenges and milestones facing our children have changed in just a few decades, and how we can adapt and learn in order to lead a younger generation. He covers topics such as when and how to give advice, whether you should subsidize your child’s income, how to tell if your child is floundering or flourishing, and much more. With clear-eyed, practical insights, Dr. Steinberg shows you how you can not only be involved in your child’s life, but also grow alongside them as you navigate this crucial stage together.
Dr. Steinberg has also authored several books on development during the teenage years. He is an internationally renowned expert on adolescence and parenting teenagers. He has researched adolescent brain development, risk-taking and decision-making, parent-adolescent relationships, and much more. In talks, he equips parents of teenagers with the tools they need to not only survive the teenage years, but also develop strong bonds with their child and build a foundation for continued success. “Nowadays, adolescence is too long for mere survival,” he says. “Knowledge, not fortitude, is what today’s parents need.”
Dr. Steinberg has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Research on Adolescence. He is currently the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Temple University. He has authored nearly 500 articles and essays on development during the teenage years, and is the author of more than a dozen books. He has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and CBS Morning News, and is frequently featured in media like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, and many more.