Ages 19+

Bride and groom shoes: groom is wearing flip-flops and bride is wearing tennis shoes

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Don't Let Your Expectations Push Away Your Adult Children

Marci Seither

We no longer get to make the "right" decision for our adult children. But we can keep our expectations from planting seeds of bitterness that may eventually overflow into our relationship with them.

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Husband and wife praying together

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When Adult Children Don't Share Your Values

Marci Seither

We can’t change our adult children. But we can choose to keep communication open without compromising our convictions.

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Parenting Emerging Adults: Boundaries and Limits

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

Navigating a role shift when adult children move back home

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Parents and adult son talking on back porch

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Parenting Emerging Adults: Adaptability

Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

Adaptability is a big part of helping older children "leave the nest" well.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Guiding Your Young Adult to a Vibrant Faith

Dan Dupee offers encouragement and practical help to parents who are anxious to see their young adult children live out a vibrant Christian faith in a discussion based on his book, It's Not Too Late: The Essential Part You Play in Shaping Your Teen's Faith.

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A dad supports his adult child with an arm on the back, helping his adult child grow up a little more

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Helping an Adult Child Grow Up

Michele Howe

One family made an intentional choice about how they would respond to their adult daughter’s wild and immature behavior.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Coping With the Loss of Your Adult Child

Speaker Jan Harrison discusses the unexpected death of her adult son, the challenge it posed to her faith, and how she found comfort in God as she was sustained by His grace. Jan also offers hope and encouragement to listeners who are dealing with a similar loss.

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parents with adult children

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Bless Your Grown Children

Debra Evans

Step into a new area of relationship with your adult child

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Illustration of family with three children and one set of grandparents playing at the beach

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Relative Peace

David Arp and Claudia Arp

How would you describe your last get-together with extended family? Whatever your experiences, you can help promote harmony on an extended family vacation.

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A young man is handcuffed by police

Series

Establishing Boundaries With Adult Kids

How can parents stop enabling and set boundaries for adult children?

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A mother and son embrace

Series

Parenting Adult Children

What do you do when you see your grown child making decisions you don't agree with — or which you're certain will take them down a slippery slope?

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