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 Review

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.

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

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

  • Nikki

    As a former teen who drove off in a snit to move herself into the dorms (soiled nest much?), I deeply appreciate the insights shared here that are a great blend of both practical experience & professi...

  • Laura K

    2.5 stars. Audiobook. It was ok. Some decent points but nothing all that revelatory. Also, some of the anecdotes I found to be annoying and humble bragging. I liked this line: "There are only a few da...

  • Judy F.

    A helpful guide for parents of teenagers. Once they get by the too long introduction, the book is full of good advice, well-presented. My kids are long out of college, but I will give them this book t...

  • Lee Woodruff

    Any parent of a teenager knows that this stage of child-rearing is where the real work begins. The physical exhaustion of chasing toddlers is no match for the extended roller coaster of school, social...

  • Nikki

    In the real world, I would give this book a four-and-a-half. Subject-wise, this book is just what I need as my oldest son starts high school. And, there are some part (College Admissions, and the firs...

  • Dawnt

    4.5 stars - Would have loved this book a couple of years ago, as most of it deals with the end of high school years. There is definitely some awesome advice in those chapters, but for me was a little ...

  • Ally

    I've been a fan of the Grown and Flown blog and FB posts for over a year and was thrilled when the book version was announced. I downloaded the audible the day it was released and listened to over the...

  • Liz Askew

    I can definitely see myself re-reading this again in the near future. Real life advice from those who have been there from Middle School through college graduation....

  • Amy

    A wealth of knowledge for any parent helping their child transition from high school to college. Shopping lists for dorm rooms to how to keep yourself emotionally strong throughout the process. ...

  • Jess

    Meh. It's a bunch of stuff to teach your high schoolers ... but I'd rather just hand them the book and have them read it. I know most of that stuff....