Psychoanalytic reflections on parenting teens and young adults : changing patterns in modern love, loss, and longing
- edited by Anne J. Adelman.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
- Physical description
- xvi, 202 pages ; 24 cm
- Adelman, Anne J., editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Preface-- Introduction Anne J. Adelman Part I Parenting In the Digital Age
- Chapter 1 What Is Lost, What Is Gained in the Digital Age Anne J. Adelman
- Chapter 2 Growing Up in a World of Cell Phone Technology Christie M. Platt Part II Developmental Concerns
- Chapter 3 Holding On with Open Arms: Adult Children Living at Home Michelle Flax
- Chapter 4 It Is Hard to See the Forest When the Trees Are Too Loud: Notes on Autism Parenting Nancy J. Crown
- Chapter 5 Mastering the Fear of Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Matt's Story Lizbeth A. Moses
- Chapter 6 Parenting My Disabled Sister Devra Adelstein
- Chapter 7 Parenting through Enactments of Loss Karen Earle Part III Unbound: New Definitions of Gender
- Chapter 8 Personal Essay: Mapping Modern Grief Mary Collins
- Chapter 9 Transparenting: Journey without a Map Irene Smith Landsman
- Chapter 10 Gay Fatherhood and the Homosexual Imaginary: Reparative Fantasies, Parenting Across the Gender Divide, and Good-Enough Narratives Noah S. Glassman Part IV Social Topics
- Chapter 11 Raising Children Cross-Culturally Hemda Arad
- Chapter 12 Book versus Booze Elizabeth Trawick
- Chapter 13 "Likening" the "Other": Identifying and Dis-identifying in Adoptive Parenting Billie Pivnick Part V Building Resilience
- Chapter 14 Personal Essay: Shining Through Kerry Leddy Malawista
- Chapter 15 No Going Back to Before Ann V. Klotz Concluding Remarks Anne J. Adelman.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults explores the rich, multi-layered parent-child interactions that unfold during the period of separation and launching. While this is a necessary transitional time, parents inevitably experience feelings of loss and longing for the past as well as hope for the future. With honesty, humor, and originality, the book brings together the voices of psychoanalysts, speaking frankly, and not just as professionals, but also as parents grappling with raising young adults in today's fast-paced world. The contributors reflect on the joys, regrets, and surprises as well as the challenges and triumphs they experience as their children reach the threshold of young adulthood. They address a wide range of topics relevant to parents and practitioners alike-indeed to all those who are closely involved with the growth and maturation of today's youth. Offering both a broad perspective and an intimate look at present-day parenting dilemmas, the chapters focus on five main areas of interest: raising youth in the digital age, developmental difficulties, evolving gender norms, social concerns and, finally, the building of resiliency. Psychoanalytic Reflections on Parenting Teens and Young Adults offers an alternative lens to consider the complex challenges parents face in raising today's teens and young adults, replacing the customary notion of "failure to launch" with the concept of "holding on with open arms." The explorations in this book advance the idea that in the end, these struggles are essential for growth, buoyancy and wisdom. It will appeal greatly to psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists, as well as family therapists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9781138579088 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 9781138579101 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9781351262750 (web pdf)
- 9781351262736 (mobi/kindle)
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