By Edwin L. Klingelhofer (auth.)
Coping together with your Grown kids is the one booklet to analyze-and lay out particular coping recommendations for dealing with-the difficulties present day mom and dad face with their grownup offspring corresponding to: • failure of the kid to actually "grow up" or in attaining complete strength • unemptied nests • relocating again domestic after damaged marriages • turning your house right into a "daycare middle" to your grandchildren • substance abuse, cult involvement, difficulty with the legislations • replacement life or homosexuality • actual or psychiatric difficulties • or perhaps you simply imagine there is a problem!
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Underlying this explosive growth is the faith that education pays off monetarily. In 1960 it was estimated that the average lifetime earnings of college graduates would be three times greater than those of individuals with only an elementary school education. " to better, higher-paying, secure careers. Above and beyond the promise of a dollar payoff, education has taken on other functions. It has increasingly assumed responsibility for training and certifying individuals for slots in the industrial or governmental bureaucracies or the professions.
But other matters may be considerably more important than your feeling that you have somehow failed to toss your child a lifejacket, especially when the truth of the matter may be that the child is not floundering and sees absolutely no need for your concern and your misguided efforts. Intervening in such circumstances may serve only to heighten and prolong the dependency of the child, while rendering the problem still more complex,long-Iasting, and resistant to solution. An important idea emerges here, one that parents have enormous difficulty in accepting.
Young adults may hope for stability and permanence in their marital relationships,but they are more aware of the risks and realities of the institution and, by virtue of this knowledge, are often better prepared to deal with the wreckage when a breakup occurs. What marriage is, what it entails, and what it means summon quite disparate views from middle-aged parents and their grown issue. In these differences lies a multitude of possibilities for misunderstanding and conflict. 26 Coping with Your Grown Children Demographic Factors Technological and social change have brought about many sweeping changes in the demographic characteristics of today's population, and these changes, occurring within the lifetime of our current crop of middle-aged parents, have had a most divisive effect.
Coping with your Grown Children by Edwin L. Klingelhofer (auth.)