Slouching Toward Adulthood

How to Let Go So Your Kids Can Grow Up

By Sally Koslow
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780142196823, 258pp.)

Publication Date: May 28, 2013

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"The helicopter parent has crashed and burned. . . . Sally Koslow has] documented a generation so cosseted that they have lost the impetus to grow up or leave home. The over-involved parent has gone from paragon of caring to a figure of fun." --Lisa Endlich Heffernan, "The Atlantic"
Parents once dreamed of dropping their prodigies at first-choice colleges and sighing with relief at a job well done. Nowadays, though, mothers and fathers are stressing about whether Jessica or Josh will boomerang back after graduation--and still be there years later. Why are so many wunderkinds now s-l-o-w-l-y slouching toward adulthood? Panicked after reading that twenty-eight is the new nineteen, Sally Koslow--journalist and mother--searched for answers. Part hard-hitting investigation and part hilarious memoir, "Slouching Toward Adulthood" is a heartfelt cri de coeur that can help families negotiate life around the unexpectedly crowded dining tables for years to come.

About the Author
Sally Koslow, the author of Little Pink Slips, spent three decades working at women's magazines, most recently as the editor-in-chief of McCall's. Married and the mother of two sons, she lives in New York City. Visit her website at
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