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In this irreverent guide, a bestselling comedy writer and noted psychotherapist teach parents how to handle their grown kids.

There are many books out there to teach you how to handle your children after they graduate from diapers, but none tells you how to proceed once they graduate from high school. As new patterns emerge in the lives of young adults, parents find that their grown children have bigger problems than they did just a few years ago.

How to Raise Your Adult Children is a manual for anxious moms and dads. Whether confronting the question of setting a curfew for a college kid at home, or paying for a forty-year-old daughter's wedding, two "been there, done that" moms give advice with an edge on a variety of emotionally and financially perilous situations, including:

  • Your kid needs money-your money
  • Your kid moves back home and stays home
  • You know your child should not marry their significant other
  • Your big children keep dumping their little children on you

Combining the wit of Emmy Award-winning writer Gail Parent and the insight of psychotherapist Susan Ende, this book answers questions most parents never imagined they would have to ask.


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About the Authors

Gail Parent

Gail Parent

Gail Parent is an award-winning writer and producer whose credits include Tracey Takes On, starring Tracey Ullman, The Carol Burnett Show, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and The Golden Girls. Also a bestselling novelist, Parent is the author of Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Susan Ende, M.F.T.

Susan Ende,

Susan Ende has been a psychotherapist in private practice for twenty-five years and has taught at the California Institute of Technology, Pepperdine University, and California State University, Los Angeles.
She lives in Pasadena, California.

How to Raise Your Adult Children would be a great book for every parent in the world except me. I don't need it. My Melissa is a perfect child. And if she continues to be really nice to me, I'm going to tell her which of my jewelry is real.
-Joan Rivers
I love this book. It begins where Dr. Spock left off. If only Mama had had it. Eunice wouldn't be so aggravated.
-Carol Burnett
This is a brilliant idea! You, Gail, are the Mother of all Mothers. Why your boys, who are adults with children of their own, left home in the first place, I'll never know. Please adopt me so I can have the funniest mum in the world.
-Tracey Ullman


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