Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults

Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults

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Overview

PARENTING NEVER ENDS.

From the founders of the #1 site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood

The high school and college years: an extended roller coaster of academics, friends, first loves, first break-ups, driver’s ed, jobs, and everything in between. Kids are constantly changing and how we parent them must change, too. But how do we stay close as a family as our lives move apart?

Enter the co-founders of Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. In the midst of guiding their own kids through this transition, they launched what has become the largest website and online community for parents of fifteen to twenty-five year olds. Now they’ve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that they’ve learned into this handy, must-have guide.

Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up to—and through—high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room). Organized by topic—such as academics, anxiety and mental health, college life—it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars.

Consider this your parenting lifeline: an easy-to-use manual that offers support and perspective. Grown and Flown is required reading for anyone looking to raise an adult with whom you have an enduring, profound connection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250188946
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 19,828
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, the cofounders of Grown and Flown, are writers, moms, and friends. They created Grown and Flown when each of their youngest kids were in high school and their oldest kids were in college. It has become the #1 site for parents with teens and college students, reaching millions of parents every month. In their past incarnations, Mary Dell worked in television and media, and Lisa had a career that included Wall Street, politics, and writing. Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author of three books, including Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success. They both live with their husbands in the New York area, where they raised their families.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Grown and Flown

1. Family Life

2. Happiness, Anxiety, and Mental Health

3. Health

4. Love and Sex

5. Academics

6. College Admissions

7. Separating and Letting Go

8. College Move-In

9. College Life

Postscript: Things That Surprise Us

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