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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 87

Living With Adult Children

with guest Dr. Jim Burns

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | August 13, 2019 | 50:49 min.

Episode 87 | Meg and her expert guest offer empty nesters advice for when their babies fly back home for a little. Dr. Jim Burns
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Today's Guest(s)

Jim Burns is the President of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 30 languages. He primarily writes and speaks on the values of HomeWord which are: Strong Marriages, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders.

As a parent, you goal is always to raise your kids and, eventually, become what is called empty nesters. That usually means that your kids can take care of themselves without you having to help all along the way. But what do you do if your kids need to come back home and live for a while? How do you handle that properly while preserving each of your separate lives? These are questions that get asked more frequently than you would think, and that’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Jim Burns about how to live with adult children. Jim is the president of the non-profit ministry, HomeWord, and the author of the book Doing Life With Your Adult Children. Dr. Meeker and Dr. Burns talk about how to live under the same roof with your grown up adult children. Also, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!


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1:44 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living With Adult Children.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Jim Burns, as well as her points to ponder.


Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jim Burns about his new book Doing Life With Your Adult Children, and they talk about what to do if your adult children end up back under the roof with you.

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Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jim Burns about his new book Doing Life With Your Adult Children, and they talk about what to do if your adult children end up back under the roof with you.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent your adult children, even if they move back in under your roof.



Thanks for listening to Episode 87, Living With Adult Children and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads! 

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