This eye-opening guide discusses the pitfalls and benefits of our hyper-connected age in regards to our relationship with our young adult children.

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Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up
Barbara K. Hoffer, Abigail Sullivan Moore

Times are different from when some of our own parents trundled us off to college. They might have gotten a weekly phone call from us from the dorm pay phone and probably didn't know a lot of details about our classes, social lives, romances, etc. Not so anymore.

With cell phones, Skype, and Facebook ever-present, and with so many parent-child relationships being uber-close nowadays, it is easy for the boundaries between the two generations to dissolve. Too often this results in young adults failing to develop independence.

Parents can now instantly know every little detail about a disappointing grade or a spat with a roommate, and being parents, there's always that (big or little, depending on the parent) temptation to step in and fix things. In this book's quest to describe healthy, mutually-fulfilling relationships with our young adults in this ''connected'' age, we read accounts of all-too-common circumstances that are becoming hindrances to our kids' maturing.

The iConnected Parent is a gold-mine, an eye-opening guide by a college professor and a journalist who are at ground zero, so to speak, during this hyper-connectedness phenomenon. With chapters covering such topics as the concept of the ''electronic tether,'' styles of communicating, students with learning issues and medical concerns, and staying connected after college, it might seem that this is a parenting book -- and at this stage we all thought we were done with needing parenting books, right?! Well, it is a parenting book and maybe the last one you'll ever need, but oh so important!

(Ages: Adult)

#26439 - Paperback Book - 272 pgs
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