Adult Family Project in the News

2019


Baby Boomers and the Art of Parenting Adult Kids
The Wall Street Journal

Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop The New York Times

UT Austin launches Texas Aging & Longevity Center
Life & Letters

With silver tsunami coming, UT opens center on aging longevity
KXAN

Being socially active helps older people age well
Health24

New UT study says being more social helps older adults live longer
CBS Austin

 

2018


There’s No Innocent Way to Ask Your Son or Daughter About Grandkids
The Atlantic

How casual daily interactions protect your health
The Washington Post

Kids Really Are Closer to Their Maternal Grandparents, According to Expert
Good Housekeeping

The Maternal Grandparent Advantage
The New York Times

 

2017


Here’s good news for older people considering online dating
MarketWatch

What Online Dating Profiles Say About Our View of Aging
The Wall Street Journal

How to Thrive in an Empty Nest 
The New York Times

Celebrity deaths in 2016 reflect troubling mortality trends 
Dallas News

 

2016


Reaching out to people during the holidays still matters
Dallas News

When Neighbors are Family: Generations who live together – or next door
The Buzz Magazines

New Thinking on Empty Nests and Boomerang Kids
AARP

Karen Fingerman: Why it’s OK for grown children to move back home
The Dallas Morning News 

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open With Millennials
AARP

What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids
The Atlantic

It Wouldn’t Kill You to Call Your Parents More, Says Science
.Mic

2015


Giga-grandparents : UT gets millions to arm seniors with tech so they can test age-old hypothesis
Austin Business Journal 

Study Examines Seniors’ Social Lives and Health
UT Austin News – College of Natural Sciences 

In Cleveland, Young and Old Keep Tempo of Life
The New York Times

In Defense of the Digital Umbilical Cord
Slate

Communication is key when dealing with aging parents
The Atlantic

2014


Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong
The Wall Street Journal

Some Millenials–And Their Parents–Are Slow to Cut the Cord
NPR

Parents, the Children Will Be Fine. Spend Their Inheritance Now.
The New York Times

Mother’s Day: Mom still rules when it comes to taking care of the kids, but dads are getting closer
Monitor on Psychology

How to Be a Better Son or Daughter
Scientific American

2013


Three Ways To Kick Back This Holiday to Surge Ahead
Forbes

Narcissism in the News: Who Becomes Self-Centered, and Why?
Psychology Today

The Myth of the Helicopter Parent
Psychology Today

2012


Helicopter Parents and Landing Pad Kids: Intense Parental Support of Grown Children
Journalist’s Resource

Helicopter Parents – Helping Adult Kids or Taking Over?
USA Today

The Ups and Downs of Being An Empty-Nester
The Washington Post

You Can Go Home Again
The New York Times

Families Are Changing, But Still Key to Happiness
US News & World Report

How to Find Happiness on Social Networks
US News & World Report

Why Good Friends Make You Happy
US News & World Report

2010


What Is It About 20-Somethings?
The New York Times

Problem Children Torment Parents Even After They Grow Up
LiveScience

One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents’ Mental Health
Bloomberg Businessweek: HealthDay

When adult children fail, parents suffer too
CNN Health

Rent-a-Friend: People Value No-Strings-Attached Acquaintances
ABC News/Technology

Mother-Daughter Relationships
REAL SIMPLE

 2009


Playing Favorites: Parents Still Involved After Children are Grown
Science Daily

2008


Is Empty-Nest Syndrome Nothing but an Empty Myth?
U.S. News: Health

 2007


Parents’ Relationship with Adult Children Improves with Aging: Study
Thaindian News

 2006


‘I Love My Parents’: How close families balance intimacy and independence
Wall Street Journal