This parent's guide to life with an 18 to 25-year-old student addresses issues of career choice, life purpose, sexuality, and separation from family.
'Parenting a late adolescent in the 21st century is sometimes like trying to steer an elephant on tranquilisers -one of the more challenging tasks we face as we hit our 'middlescence'. Jean Edwards and Jenny English are to be congratulated on providing the first real driver's manual for Australian parents of these emerging adults!' Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Consultant Adolescent Psychologist and author of Adolescence and Surviving Year 12. 'Reading this book should be compulsory for all parents of kids leaving school and going on to further study.' Janine, school principal. 'I love the idea of learning circus skills. Parenting really does feel like juggling and walking the tightrope sometimes.' John, computer programmer, parent of second year student.
Dr Jean Edwards is Senior Counsellor at The University of Melbourne Counselling Service. For many years with Jenny English she has run orientation workshops for hundreds of parents of university students. Jean is a social worker with a Ph.D in history who has worked as an academic and a counsellor. She has lived through the undergraduate journey with two children and two step-children. She lives in Melbourne. Jenny English is Senior Counsellor at Deakin University Counselling Service. For many years with Dr Jean Edwards she has run orientation workshops for hundreds of parents of university students. Jenny, a psychologist, has worked in universities for over 16 years. She has seen countless students and parents through this life stage and looks forward to parenting her own children into adulthood. She lives in Melbourne.