Do you find yourself asking what happened to your once-healthy relationship with your young adult children?Everything seemed to be going well--then they started resisting advice and pushing away from your attempts to communicate. Many parents experience this as their children transition into adulthood.Parenting 20-Something Kids: Recognizing Your Role As They Find Their Way shows parents of young adults how to adapt to their changing role in their children's lives. Author Martha Gorris draws from her own and others' parenting experience of learning to: Surrender your children to GodHelp them develop decision-making skills and personal responsibilitySet boundaries that promote mutual respectRelease unrealistic expectationsCommunicate beyond giving adviceShare your faith journey with your childrenDevelop a growing friendship
Martha Pope Gorris is a freelance writer and speaker. She received a degree in English/Creative Writing from George Mason University. She is the author of Held Captive by Futile Thoughts? Break Free!, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Military Wife's Soul and Changed (The Power of Christian Music). She and her husband live in Southern California.