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10 Essentials to Help Your Kid Rent an Apartment in NYC

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

When your kid needs to find an apartment in Manhattan on a budget (our rule is it can't be more expensive than on campus housing), you can't help but get a little tense.

10 Creative Ways to Help When Your Help Isn't Wanted

Paula Spencer Scott | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Paula Spencer Scott

Parents are driven by a need for control, and their adult children are driven by a need to solve problems, get things done, and tick items off a to-do list. That disconnect can be crazymaking -- for both sides.

The Weekend I Talked -- And the Kids Listened

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Falconer Newhall

You know your kids have turned into grown-ups when they listen to your advice. Mind you, I don't mean take your advice. I mean listen -- gently and kindly -- as you talk away about how you did things when you were their age. Or how you did things last week.

The Hardest Part of Parenting

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

I think letting go is one of the most challenging and rarely thought about experiences in parenting. I know I had many moments when I wondered if I was holding on too tight as my son was growing up.

My Adult Kids Think I Drink Too Much and Won't Let My Grandkids Spend the Night

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Although it may be painful to hear, it is possible that your kids are seeing what has become for you a blind spot with regard to your drinking.

When It's Time To Finally Let Your Adult Kids Fly On Their Own

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

It turns out that my very odd upbringing ironically may have prepared me for the next phase of parenting -- parenting adult children.

5 Easy Ways To Improve In-Law Relations

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Tammy says her heart sank when her son, Leo, asked for the family diamond his grandmother had willed...

Mom or Mommy? Parenting Adult Children

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.03.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Most relationships naturally change as time passes, but motherhood, for me, was still the demanding role it had been when my children were, well, little children!

Why Helping Out Your Grown Kids May Be Good For Your Mental Health

Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty

When it comes to helping out your middle-aged kids, the more you give, the more you get. A new study shows that while parents may want their children ...

WATCH: RealLifeStarter Is KickStarter For Not-So-Proud Parents

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty

If you're a parent, there's no doubt you want to see your child be happy and successful once they grow up and it's time for them to leave the househol...

Celebrity Parents and Their Kids

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

The paradox is parents put a lot into kids and kids do precious little to earn their parents celebrity status. In fact, few of us can claim to have made it to a stable life without the help of people who clothed, fed, and nurtured us along the way.

What's Up With Love?

Richard Greenberg | Posted 12.24.2013 | Weddings
Richard Greenberg

It is my wish for these children, and all the others who marry, that their love will drive us all toward greater unity and acceptance within our worldwide family. Of course, a little luck will be helpful too.

Parenting From the Stands: What It Feels Like to Have Adult Children

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's easy to lose perspective in the day-to-day chores and moments of parenting that what you are really doing isn't so much about childhood, or even about high school or college. What you are doing is getting someone ready to be an adult -- and to live a life that is theirs, not yours.

7 Great Ways To Support Your Unemployed Boomerang Kid

Mary Quigley | Posted 11.15.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

With the hordes heading back to school, it hard to escape September's fresh-start mentality. For many Baby Boomers this month signals a rewind, whether it's packing off children to college, younger siblings to high school, or simply the return to a non-summer-mode routine.

Nearly 1 in 5 Adults Are Still Living at Home

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lisa Wade

Literally, a growing number of Americans -- both young people and those in mid-life -- can't afford to leave the nest. And, no, this didn't start with the recession, it started in the '80s.

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The next lesson I learned was that the concept of the 'evil stepmother' developed for good reason. Unfortunately, there is an inherent conflict of interest between a new spouse and children from a prior marriage or relationship.

WATCH: Iyanla's Advice For Parents Trying To Control Their Adult Children

OWN | Posted 08.23.2013 | OWN

In an upcoming episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," parents Traci and Andre ask spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant for her help in "fixing" their two ad...

We Are Overdosing on Technology

Carole Montgomery | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

We're all connected online, yet we don't communicate as humans. We are all so self-important looking down at our phones that we never have to engage with each other ever again.

How Long Is Too Long for Boomerang Kids to Live With Their Parents?

Robi Ludwig | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Robi Ludwig

Just as the millennials are a diverse group, so are the types of boomerang kids who return home to live with mom and dad. There are the kids who boomerang home to live with a purpose and those who return home to become "perma-children."

Why I No Longer Drink

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

My 21-year-old son, who can sometimes surprise me with his level of maturity -- I still think of him as a goofy 8 year old far too often -- has opted out of a 21st birthday celebration in Las Vegas with some of his friends.

Text Home

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

The concern that texting is yet another way helicopter parents keep their children from growing up ignores key generational differences.

Focusing on the Future of Senior Housing

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Dwayne J. Clark

When my career began 28 years ago, the assisted living concept was first introduced because family members demanded an alternative to medical institutions and nursing homes.

50 Ways To Send Your Boomerang Kid Packing

Posted 07.10.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Lisa Endlich Once back home, they tend to grow roots. So tell them there must be 50 ways to leave their mother. W...

Want to Know Your Adult Child? Write a Book Together

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 08.28.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

Getting to know a parent as an adult is not something everyone gets a chance to do, and such endeavors seem to intrigue us.

7 Hot-Button Topics To Avoid With Your Adult Child

Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein 7 hot-button topics that could lead to conflict if you're not careful In hindsight, I realize I n...