In our challenging economy, family members are joining forces in record numbers—recent college grads (80% in 2009) return home, parents move in with their adult children, and adult children (and grandchildren) return to live with parents. Under One Roof Again (Lyons Press) squarely addresses the inevitable issues—from money matters to dating, from finding physical space to protecting emotional space—offering solid advice for avoiding pitfalls and building stronger family ties.
Susan Newman, PhD, maintains a parenting blog for Psychology Today. Her thirteen nonfiction books include classics in the family/parenting field. She has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, all the major network news shows, CNN, and hundreds of top radio shows including NPR's Talk of the Nation.
“In her author's note, Newman (The Book of No, Parenting an Only Child) compares the mystery of functioning families to the splitting of the atom and the prevention of global warming. Living in harmony with one's returning child and/or family or one's parents is about as complicated. To help with the resurgence of this phenomenon, Newman offers practical considerations, from protecting privacy and sticking to food preferences to dealing with money and respecting others' time. Verdict: Newman covers all the bases, and her book is essential reading for those facing this situation. Following her advice can make the difference between enjoying the richness of another generation or simply tolerating it.”
—Library Journal (starred Web review)
“A ‘how-to' guide for every imaginable glitch that can and will arise. [Newman] makes it seem fun, adventurous, and a compassionate journey full of surprises, joys.” —William Poy Lee, author of The Eighth Promise: An American Son Pays Tribute to his Taiwanese Mother
“Susan Newman provides a master class in establishing boundaries, setting realistic expectations, handling the reversion into childhood roles, and guilt.” —Sharon Naylor, author of Home from the Honeymoon
“This innovative book will normalize, infuse dignity, inspire hope.”—Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, author of Liking the Child You Love
“Wonderfully insightful and comprehensive.” —Susan Ginsberg, EdD, editor/publisher of Work & Family Life Newsletter
“[A] down-to-earth, straightforward book . . . [that] deals with the sensitive issues.”
—Allan Zullo, coauthor of A Boomer's Guide to Grandparenting
“Dr. Newman's message is reassuring and reverses the conventional wisdom that coming home is a burden.”—Irene S. Levine, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, author of Best Friends Forever
The must-have guide to peacefully living together with your adult family members