Are you trying to raise children or adults? Jim Hancock's generous, straight-forward, good-humored, examination of the different life perspectives of current generations challenges worn-out assumptions and creates common ground to help parents train their kids to accept responsibility and behave as adults-in-good-standing.
RAISING ADULTS includes an intensely practical 30-day guarantee that can transform relationships between parents and offspring of any age. The secret sauce is "doing nothing" — by which he means putting an end to toxic behaviors that turn households into generational war zones.
RAISING ADULTS is a lot of things, but one thing it's not is judgmental—toward parents or their offspring. The big idea has almost nothing to do with fixing people. Instead, it's about starting from where we are (as distinct from where we think we're supposed to be), asking for do-overs where we need them, and moving forward with greater self-awareness and a deeper appreciation for the uniqueness of every child and every parent.
Jim Hancock invested two decades as a youth worker and has developed close to 300 short films for adolescents, parents and adults who work with kids. This book updates the 1999 edition. Jim Hancock is the author of TEN THINGS WE SHOULD NEVER SAY TO KIDS and the co-author of THE PARENT'S GUIDE TO HELPING TEENAGERS IN CRISIS.