As a group, they carry over $1 trillion in student loans.
The number of boomerangs is at an all-time high. This degree of social change is wreaking havoc with traditional models of family dynamics. Boundaries become blurred between parents and kidults, whose passage into adulthood is delayed.
In tracking five different families as they navigate the generation gap between parents and their Millennials, coaches Phyllis Goldberg and Rosemary Lichtman tap the creative power of story to provide practical solutions for living with Millennials.
Taking the beleaguered Mom as their focus, the authors bring thirty years of clinical experience to the pressing challenges of families in flux. The five narratives in Whose Couch Is It Anyway? explore the generation gap and facilitate meaningful communication across it.
Just as you’re ready to kick up your heels with the newfound freedom of an empty nest, it fills up again, this time with a full-fledged adult––or someone who’s supposed to be. Whose Couch Is It Anyway provides great solutions, clearly and cleverly told. Blissfully free of psychological jargon, it just has answers.
As the mother of millennial children, torn between wanting them to live at home again and wanting to help them prosper in the new world order, I found the case studies in Whose Couch Is It Anyway refreshingly authentic. Lichtman and Goldberg offer insight into the universal condition of parenthood and provide practical solutions for how to move forward with purpose.
This valuable book is full of warmth, insight, and helpful advice on managing the inevitable stressors that arise when adult children move back home. The authors’ wisdom and experience come through on every page.
Whose Couch Is It Anyway? Moving your Millennial is a clear, fast read with lots of good practical information. Great for individuals whose adult kids are moving home, but also an excellent source of case studies for teaching professional courses.
This important book addresses a key inter-generational issue with wisdom, common sense, and compassion…a must-read for anybody who longs to put their individual issues into larger societal, generational and psychological context and be gently and efficiently guided to practical, proven solutions.
In the stories of five families challenged by their Millennials, this is counseling at its best: smart, empathic, and supportive. We learn how to help our kids but also ourselves – and at home with a cup of coffee for just the cost of a book. Goldberg and Lichtman balance empathy with reality and listening with suggesting. This is a wise book for any woman dealing with family transition issues. And isn’t that all of us?
The case studies of Whose Couch Is It Anyway open windows on the inner workings of five families navigating the gulf between generations. You’ll find yourself in more than one of these unfolding stories and welcome their specific tools for parenting. This is a powerful and much-needed book to keep as both reference and reminder of how—with hard personal work, introspection and reflection—families can change.
Terrific and accessible approach. These dramatic character studies are based on current cases and easily digested by a TV savvy audience. They present disturbing but compelling human stories to learn from or to measure against, and through it all, refreshing observations about today’s mother/child relationships.