It is eighteen years after the birth of your child. He is now stronger than you. She is now taller than you. Susan Vogt has walked in your parental shoes and faced the same spiritual challenges as you: how to respect and mature the faith that lies deep within each young adult, no matter what it looks like on the surface.
To help you negotiate the bumps along the road of later parenthood, she draws from the classic virtues and adds contemporary virtues that she believes are good habits to develop as a parent transitions from the role of caretaker to a guide by the side of an adult child. The virtues she identifies are not the only ones that help parents deepen their own spirituality, but they are especially relevant to forming new relationships with those you love.