Grown and Flown: The Book

Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults

NOW: In Paperback! 

Grown and Flown paperback

I am recommending this book to every parent I know and keeping a copy close at hand to answer parenting questions of my own.” —Lisa Damour, PhD, author of the New York Times bestsellers Under Pressure and Untangled

“There is no resource I recommend more often than Grown & Flown. This book is an invaluable guide for parents who want to raise independent, competent, and resilient kids who know they are loved.” —Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times bestseller The Gift of Failure


From the founders of the #1 site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood.

Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting tweens and teens, leading up to—and through—high school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room).

Organized by topic—such as family life, high school academics, happiness and mental health, college admissions and college life—it features a combination of stories, advice from professionals, and practical sidebars.

50 State of Book Clubs: Grown and Flown Book

Do you have a Book Club?  Would you like to read Grown and Flown and then have us come meet with your group via Zoom (or some other means?) We would love to join your group for a night to discuss the complex and wonderful years of parenting tweens,  teens and college students.  Tell us more about your group and sign up for a evening with the authors.

About Grown and Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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