When social psychologist Susan Newman started research for her book Nobody’s Baby Now, she observed the same causes of strife occurring between the 150 adult children that she interviewed: The problem was their parents. From parental scrutiny around choice of spouse to conflicting expectations of career to money issues, she realized that many adult children needed guidance on how to repair—and ultimately reinvent—a fractious relationship with their parents. Newman shares her advice on how to build a more meaningful and This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 39 Learn Lenience We were all young once. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Pay it Forward How to be a mentor. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Be Accountable On youth and responsibility. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Think Back A reexamination of nostalgia. Arts & Culture Issue 39 Grow Up In praise of aging. Arts & Culture Issue 38 Go Online Etiquette for making rituals digital.