In Now That They Are Grown, Ron Greer offers pragmatic solutions to help parents let go of their adult children, creating the necessary dis-connection; then he offers specific goals in guiding parents to re-connect in a mutually respectful way as adults to adults. In reading this book, as a parent of two adult children, I learned the answers to three important questions: “How are we supportive, yet not intrusive? How are we available, yet not pushy? And how are we caring, yet not enabling dependency?” Dr. Greer does as excellent job of communicating the difference between caring for our adult children without taking care of them. The case studies were particularly helpful.
Michael L Chafin, M. Div., M. Ed., L.M.F.T.
The Brookwood Center for Psychotherapy
A prominent college coach was recently asked if players had changed in the last few years. His answer would not have surprised Ron Greer. “Naw,” he emphatically stated in his southern twang. “The kids are the same. They just want to play. But the parents have lost their minds!” Ron may not be quite that critical, but he knows most of us need help in dealing with our adult children when they are busy flying the coop. He has written a wonderful guide for parents who have maintained their sanity, but simply do not know what to do. Enjoy Ron’s stories, but mostly take note of his wisdom. I know it will change your life, it may change your children’s lives, and it might even help the grandchildren!
NFL player, coach, and author
I have looked forward to Ron Greer’s latest offering with great anticipation, and now that Now That They Are Grow exceeds all of my expectations. Ron is a wise and helpful guide for parents looking for mature, healthy relationship with their adult children. His writing comes across as a long-trusted friend who is passing along valuable wisdom gleaned from years of experience gained while walking this road with others. Ron’s words not only educate, but they also encourage parents that they can do this! Now That They Are Grown is a job well done!
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Ron has shared (his) wisdom in Now That They Are Grown: Successfully Parenting Your Adult Children. This is an easy read; chocked full of wisdom; and is sensitively, caringly, creatively composed. This pastoral counselor knows the dynamics of parenting adult children in this contemporary context. He advocates mutual respect and magnanimous good will between the generations in both “letting them go” and in “negotiating a new adult to adult relationship.
Dr. Jap Keith
Southeast Regional Director
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.