This review is going to be especially applicable to parents of a certain age. Remember when reading What to Expect While You’re Expecting was your go-to book? Fast forward to today, and this is the replacement. Maybe you have kids that went away to school, graduated and landed back in your home. Or you have kids who graduated and never really left or some other version of the story that emerges after you get together with old friends for a drink or two. It’s happening all around us, and we all seem flummoxed over the right course of action.
Dads seem to lean into the hardcore and Moms are usually the softer touch, and these twenty-something kids have learned to get what they want from all of us. Not that it’s all their fault, it’s sort of a perfect storm that this generation is navigating. Do they need a degree? Should they follow their bliss? You can’t blame them for being confused by the whole new paradigm.
This book though- it’s gold.
You’ve got checklists, quizzes, and resources for both you and your kid. The best part? The co-author is the real-life stuck kid of the author. This isn’t some tough love book, but it does point out ways that you may have made it easy for your kid to feel so safe at home that leaving isn’t appealing.
This is a book that you can use together to make a plan that fits your situation and helps you to implement that plan as well.
I read it on my kindle but have it preordered for the January release date.
Please note that I received a free advance E ARC of this book from Edelweiss without a review requirement or any influence regarding review content should I choose to post a review. Apart from that, I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.
Smart but Scattered–and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make a Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest by Richard Guare, Colin Guare and Peg Dawson