Published on September 16th, 2013 | by ABCUSA0
Judson Press Book Helps Parents Deal with “Boomerang Kids”
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/16/13)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, announced today the release of Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children by Sharon Norris Elliott.
In the face of high unemployment rates, rising costs of living, economic recession, and the present generation’s general malaise, many parents feel obligated to offer prolonged housing and financial assistance to young adult offspring. But as time passes, how can these boomerang children be transformed into arrows loosed from the parental quiver? Based on the metaphor found in Psalm 127, “Blessed is the parent with a quiver full of children,” Boomerangs to Arrows empowers parents to prepare themselves and their adult children for the time when kids must be launched into independent, grown-up lives.
Elliott, who is the mother of two successfully launched young adult sons, offers sound advice and wisdom to deal with:
- Age-appropriate Discipline
- Extenuating Circumstances (i.e. financial issues, job loss, etc.)
- Negative Character Traits
- Attitudes of Entitlement
- Moving Out
This book is a great resource for parents and caregivers struggling with the challenge of being supportive while rearing self-sufficient and responsible young adults.
About the Author: Sharon Norris Elliott is author of five other books, including Raising Boys to Be Like Jesus (Judson, 2009). A graduate of Biola University and a sought-after conference speaker, Sharon has a knack for sharing down-to-earth biblical wisdom in ways that tickle the funny bone and touch the heart. Check out her devotional blog (www.sanewriter.wordpress.com) and website at www.lifethatmatters.net.
To order Judson Press resources, visit www.judsonpress.com or call 800-458-3766.
Founded in 1824, Judson Press is the publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community, and justice.
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