Under One Roof Again

All Grown Up And (Re)Learning To Live Together Happily


Book Description

As nest eggs shrink, parents are moving in with their adult children and grandchildren in record numbers. Similarly, with jobs scarce and unemployment high, more and more adult children, be they recent college grads (77% of them in 2009) or on their own for a while, are returning home to their parents.

Under One Roof Again squarely addresses the inevitable and sensitive issues—from money matters to boundaries—that arise when formerly parent-child relationships become adult-adult ones. Drawing on her own research with family members already living together and on academic studies, social psychologist Susan Newman, a leading authority in the family relationship and parenting fields, provides solid advice for avoiding the snags and building stronger family ties when family members rejoin each other for long or short time periods.

About Newman, Susan

Susan Newman, PhD, is a recognized authority in the field of family relationships and parenting. She maintains a blog about parenting for Psychology Today magazine, and is the executive editor of Elder Care Solutions, a newsletter devoted to elder care distributed to national corporations, government offices, and major companies, as part of Work & Family Life. She is the author of 13 nonfiction books, including several classics in the family/parenting field, and toured extensively for them, appearing on national and local television and radio, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Larry King Show, NPR's Talk of the Nation, NBC Nightly News, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, FOX, and more. Her work has also been featured in the country's leading syndicated columns, as well as in national magazines. She has two Web sites (www.susannewmanphd.com and www.thebookofno.com) and is regularly featured as a parenting expert on The Learning Channel--Surviving Motherhood, Nickelodeon, and Moms Club Web sites. Her articles and blogs can be found online at grandparents.com, babycenter.com, about.com, iVillage.com, webmd.com, etc.