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Failure to launch : why your twentysomething hasn't grown up...and what to do about it / Mark McConville, Ph.D.

McConville, Mark, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 155.659 MCC (Text) 33500013184114 New Checked out 05/02/2020
Moorhead Public Library 155.659 MCC (Text) 33500013184122 New Checked out 05/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525542186
  • ISBN: 0525542183
  • Physical Description: xi, 306 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"From an expert in adolescent psychology comes a groundbreaking, timely, and necessary guide for parents of the 2.2 million young adults in America who are struggling to find their way in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    All parents want their children to grow up to be happy, well-adjusted adults with successful careers and blissful marriages. But often the transition from troubled teen to amiable adult doesn't go smoothly. Parents have become increasingly involved in their children's lives, according to clinical psychologist McConville, and twentysomethings are often unsure how to go off on their own. Using challenges and successes gleaned from his practice, the author describes the skills young people need to move on to adulthood, including becoming responsible, relational, and relevant. Even more important, McConville details what parents can and can't do to help their children. He offers ways to get past parental guilt, set boundaries, motivate, and communicate. He reminds readers that twentysomethings in transition need support, not coddling, and that staying connected is often difficult but worth the effort. He also reminds readers that it's smart to ask for professional help for both parents and children when situations become overwhelming. McConville's style is welcoming, and his advice is reassuring. Parents facing these challenges (and there are plenty) will snap this up. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mark McConville, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in adult, adolescent, emerging adult, and family psychology. A senior faculty member at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, he has lectured, published, and taught widely on the subjects of child development, parenting, and counseling methodology.

Subject: Parent and adult child.
Adult children living with parents.
Young adults.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General.
Adult children living with parents.
Parent and adult child.
Young adults.

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