" This is the book parents have been waiting for" Michael Thompson, coauthor of "Raising Cain." The book that is " helpful, hopeful, and engaging " Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph.D., Columbia University. It is the book that addresses the new reality for parents of kids in their 20s and the issues that everyone in the media is talking about: When will this new generation of 20-somethings leave home, find love, start a career, settle down "grow up?" And it's the book that will soothe your nerves. It's loaded with information about what to expect and guidance on what to do when problems arise (as they probably will). In other words, this is the book parents need "Getting to 30," by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, the world's leading authority on the post-adolescent phase he named emerging adulthood, and Elizabeth Fishel, author of" Sisters" and other books. As "Getting to 30" shows, the road to adulthood is longer than we think and, for parents, bumpier. It explains what's really happening to your 18- to 29-year-old, including the story behind your child's moods. The phenomenon of the boomerang child and why it's actually a good thing, for parents and kids. The new landscape of 20-something romance. And it gives all the tools parents need to deal with the challenges, from six ways to listen more than you talk, to knowing when to open (and close) the Bank of Mom and Dad while saving for retirement, to figuring out the protocol for social media. Published in hardcover as "When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?," "Getting to 30" includes the latest research on the optimistic and supportive attitude most parents have regarding their 20-something children.
About the Author
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Virginia. He taught at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, the University of Missouri, and the University of Maryland, where he is currently a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development. He has also served as a Research Associate at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago while a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Northwestern University Department of Psychiatry, where he also served on the Committee on Human Development at the University of Chicago. He is currently Editor of the Sage "Journal of Adolescent Research" and is Editor-in-Chief of a four-volume encyclopedia of adolescence currently being developed with Routledge. Within the area of developmental psychology and media, his primary interests include music and adolescence, and he's especially interested in a cultural and international perspective, which he would hope to infuse into the encyclopedia.
Elizabeth Fishel is the author of "Sisters", "Reunion", "I Swore I d Never Do That", and "The Men in Our Lives", and a journalist who has written for "Vogue", "O", "Good Housekeeping", "Parents", "More", "Family Circle", and other magazines and newspapers. She lives in Oakland, California, and is the mother of two 20-somethings.