Doing Life with Your Adult Children

Keep Your Mouth Shut & Welcome Mat Out


This book is by Jim Burns.

Nine Principles for Having the Adult-to-Adult Relationship You’ve Always Wanted

If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated. Both your heart and your head are as involved as ever, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact.

In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, parenting expert Jim Burns helps you navigate the toughest and the most rewarding parts of parenting your grown kids.

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Speaking from his personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answer to questions such as these:

  • Is it okay to give advice to my grown child?
  • What’s the difference between helping financially and enabling?
  • What boundaries should I set if my child moves back home?
  • How do I relate to my grown child’s significant other?
  • How can I support my grown children when I don’t support their value

Including positive principles for bringing kids back to faith, ideas on how to leave a legacy as a grandparent, and encouragement for every season, Doing Life with Your Adult Children is a unique book on your changing role in a calling that never ends.


Jim Burns, PhD., is the president of HomeWord and the executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University.  Burns has close to two million resources in print in twenty languages, including the books Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, and Creating an Intimate Marriage.  Burns and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 in



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