• Columbia University Family Handbook.
  • Lake Superior State University Parent Reading List
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA New Parent Recommended Reading
  • Indiana State Unversity Recommended Reading A warm practical, and insightful guide for the caring parents of grown kids gives parents a step-by-step approach for handling the many problems that can arise with adult children-and offers a new model for the full-functioning, nontraditional, multigenerational amily that views problems as a shared challenge.
  • Ingram Gustavas Adolphus College Reading Resources for Parents


  • Chicago Tribune. November 1999, How Parents Should Treat Adult Children, by Cassandra Fortin
  • Bellingham Herald   Between Adults: Grown Kids Need Casual Kinds of Help by Tanya Kerstiens November 1997
  • Bodega Bay Navigator.  Gem of a book by local author by Laura Lee Newman, October 12, 1997
  • Press Democrat. For Parents Who Meddle by Sarah Peyton, November 9, 1997
  • Santa Barbara News Press.  Family Planning Parents and Adult Children can forge a mature relationship by Andrea Estrada.  December 13, 1997
  • San Francisco Chronicle. Parental Guidance: When It Comes to Advising Grown Kids, Parents Walk a Fine Line.  By Adair Lara March 3, 2002


  • Readers Digest October 2002:  Parents and Grown Children: Can’t we Just Be Friends? By Joan DeClaire
  • Psychology Today September/October 2003 by Pamela Paul
  • Time Magazine January 26, 2001 by Valerie Marchant
  • Utne Reader July/August 2004 The Perma Parent Trap by Pamela Paul
  • Good Housekeeping December 2001. Staying Close to Your Grown-up Kids by Adair Lara
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine September 2006. Everything You Need to Know About Your 30s by Colleen Rush


  • DVD Failure to Launch - special features. Interview with Eileen Clegg and Betty Frain
  • DVD review of Failure to Launch on Monsters and Critics




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