Your daughter is growing up, But you don’t have to grow apart.
Your daughter is about to graduate from high school. Now what?
- Is my daughter mature enough to live on her own? Will she be okay?
- If her prefrontal cortex isn’t mature until 25 then how is she ready to go to college?
- What about our relationship? Will I lose her?
- What’s my role now? What’s next for me?
A daughter’s transition to adulthood can be even more stressful on mothers and daughters than the teen years. In this follow-up to her bestseller Dial Down the Drama, family therapist Colleen O’Grady helps you navigate this tumultuous time with an essential guide- book to this important stage of life and your evolving relationship.
Packed with insights into what you are feeling and experiencing with your daughter right now, and a roadmap for what’s coming, you’ll learn:
→What’s going on with your daughter emotionally and physiologically, so you can set realistic expectations
→ How to avoid common emotional traps that mothers can get caught in
→ How to navigate through setbacks and hard conversations
→ Why it’s imperative to change your parenting role from monitor to trusted consultant—and how to do that
→ How to make sense of your own mothering story
→ How to use this new phase in your daughter’s life to dial up your own dreams
→ How to set the stage for a vibrant, meaningful, lifelong mother-daughter relationship