Who would have guessed it! Not only do we parents affect our kids, our kids affect us! “The Eight Seasons of Parenthood”, by authors Barbara C. Unell and Jerry L. Wyckoff, examines how kids affect their parents and help determine their identity.
The eight seasons start with pregnancy, the “Celebrity“, and end with the “Rebounder”, when parents accept parent/child role reversal as they decline and die. The authors interviewed hundreds of parents for their book.
Of interest to parents of adult children are the last three chapters of the book.
The “Family Remodeler” describes the period when children first leave home and their parents remodel their families and redefine their lives. Read More