Parenting Adult Children

Gone are the days of hair bows and teddy bears. How can you still provide for your kids now that they're all grown up?


Adulthood can sometimes be as challenging and confusing as adolescence -- for both the kids and parents -- so how do you steer your grown children in the right direction? Read our article to find out.

You guided them through diapers and their teen years, but keeping up with your children now that they've left the nest is tough. How can you maintain touch with your grown kids?

Ah, the golden years. Retirement is here -- or looming in the not-so-distant future -- and you're loving the peace and quiet of an empty nest. Then, your adult son or daughter asks to move in. How can you make this as smooth a transition as possible?

Still buying your adult children's groceries, helping with their cell phone bills and car insurance and providing a roof over their heads? So when it comes to tax time, shouldn't you be able to claim them as a dependent?

Your little boy is all grown up now, but do you still find yourself telling him what to do, like you did when he was 3? Read on to learn how to guide your adult children without being controlling.

As children grow into adults and begin to have families of their own, parents have to adapt to their revised roles in their adult kids' lives, and changing the way Moms and Dads communicate with their grown kids is a big part of that. Here's how to talk with -- not at -- your adult children.

Parenting doesn't get easier once your children leave home. For one thing, you can't say things like, "If you're living under my roof, you've got to obey the rules." How do you get your children to take your advice on nutrition and other matters without being bossy?

It's pretty common for Mom and Dad to occasionally help out their grown kids. But mooching a meal here and there is a far cry from being financially supported by their parents. Here's how to tackle the issue of grown kids taking advantage of parents.

Buying a home is a huge step in your child's life, but he or she may get so excited that they go into it blind. This is where you step in and guide them through the ups and downs of real estate. We've got 10 tips to help you help them.

Some moms like to joke that they've been planning their daughters' weddings since the day they were born. Maybe they're on to something? We'll help you gain some perspective on wedding planning -- it's not all rose petals and table linens!

According to tradition, the bride's family foots the bill for the wedding. Other than planning the rehearsal dinner, the groom's parents don't have to sweat the details, right? Not exactly. You can help prepare your son for marriage by checking these five items off your list.

The fact that your son or daughter just made you a grandparent doesn't end your career as a parent -- in fact, it presents you with new parenting challenges. How do you help your child become a better parent without taking over?

College graduation came and went, but somehow your child's career path led him right back to your house. Not for long. Help him launch his career and save your sanity.

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