Understanding Middle-Aged Parents and Their Adult Problem Children

  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer


The profound changes in American life over the last five decades have generated problems that earlier generations of parents did not have to face. As a consequence many middle-aged parents have seen their relationships with their adult children grow awkward, uncomfortable, marred by tension and anger. Since they have had little or no opportunity to learn the details of these newly minted puzzles, or to acquire experience in dealing with them, today’s middle-aged parents often find such conflicts difficult, frustrating, and seemingly insoluble.


Adult Child Problem Child Shared Problem Intergenerational Conflict Evasive Tactic 
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© The Humana Press Inc. 1989

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  • Edwin L. Klingelhofer

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