Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child

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You can create a strong, healthy relationship with your grown child

You're still a parent, no matter how old your child is. Roles change, but your love and your sense of responsibility remain. Maybe he hasn't left the nest as quickly as you expected, or she needs career and financial guidance, or he's bringing new members into your family. Whatever the situation, how can you help your adult child without crossing appropriate boundaries?

Licensed counselor and life coach Nancy Williams draws from her own professional and personal experience, and also provides insights from young adults. She will help you navigate these transitions with love, respect, and grace. While every family is unique, this book provides practical tools you can use to help your changing family become the best it's ever been.


"This is one of the best books I have read on parenting an adult child. Sometimes it is incredibly complicated to deal with the complex issues of this particular season of our parenting journey. Nancy coaches us on all the important topics and brings us very practical advice. If you are trying to figure out this most fascinating time in the life of your family, like my wife and I are doing right now, read this book!"
Jim Burns, President, HomeWord
Author, Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers

"As I read through Nancy William's wonderful book Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child, I found myself stopping every few pages as I'd stumble across yet another nugget of truth. Staring at her words, I'd say, "Wow, if I would just do that, it would change everything!" As the mother of four grown daughters, I need all of the "doable" advice I can get. I heartily recommend this book to parents of grown children. You will refer to it often!"
Janice Hanna Thompson,
Author, The House Is Quiet, Now What?

"For all of us who read the how-to parenting books when our children were young, here's an excellent resource now that our children are grown. Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child offers valuable wisdom for the changes and challenges we face and provides the tools needed for strengthening these precious relationships."
Georgia Shaffer, PA Licensed Psychologist
Author, Taking Out Your Emotional Trash

"Inspiring. Encouraging. Challenging. These words describe Nancy Williams' thought-provoking book Secrets to Parenting Your Adult Child. As the mother of four adult children, I find the process of "letting go" difficult. This book opened my eyes to the importance of setting them free. This book is a must for all parents!"
Carla McDougal, Reflective Life Ministries,
Author, Reflecting Him: Living for Jesus and Loving It!

The Author

  1. Nancy Williams, MEd, LPC

    Nancy Williams, MEd, LPC

    Nancy Williams, MEd, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and trained life coach. She speaks frequently in both professional and church contexts and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Nancy and her husband live Near Austin,...

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