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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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This program is read by the authors and a full cast.


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 listening for anyone looking to raise an adult with whom you have an enduring, profound connection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250242549
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.50(h) x 5.00(d)

About the Author

Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, co-founders of Grown and Flown, are writers, moms, wives, and friends. In past incarnations they have worked in television and media, on Wall Street, and in politics. Although they live in New York, Mary Dell is from Texas and Lisa is from California. They have college kids and young adults. You can find their writing on the New York Times “Motherlode,” the Washington Post “On Parenting,” the Atlantic, Forbes,, and Scary Mommy.

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