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Walking on Eggshells

Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Their Parents
Isay, Jane (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Using extensive interviews with people ages 25 to 70, editor Isay shows that we're far from alone in our struggles to make this adult relationship work. Isay charts a course through the confusing and often painful interactions parents and children can face, offering up groundbreaking insights and moving stories that will inspire those in even the toughest situations. You'll learn why silence really is golden, and how sometimes the smallest gesture of love and acceptance is all that's needed to keep the lines of communication open. From marriage and remarriage to stepparents and grandparents, virtually every type of family issue is addressed in anecdotes that are both compelling and reassuring. Preserving intimacy within a family isn't easy, but learning to maintain close ties with your children can be a truly rewarding and life-changing experience.--From publisher description.
Authors: Isay, Jane
Title: Walking on eggshells
navigating the delicate relationship between adult children and their parents
Publisher: New York : Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvi, 240 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jane Isay
Contents: Pt. 1: Happy families don't all look alike. Where have all our children gone? ; Hiding in plain sight ; One size doesn't fit all
Pt. 2: Big children, big problems. Whose life is it, anyway? ; In-laws, stepparents, and other aliens ; It's a girl! ; The root of all evil
Pt. 3: The family connection. Home for the holidays ; The song of love
Epilogue: A hole in my heart
Summary: Using extensive interviews with people ages 25 to 70, editor Isay shows that we're far from alone in our struggles to make this adult relationship work. Isay charts a course through the confusing and often painful interactions parents and children can face, offering up groundbreaking insights and moving stories that will inspire those in even the toughest situations. You'll learn why silence really is golden, and how sometimes the smallest gesture of love and acceptance is all that's needed to keep the lines of communication open. From marriage and remarriage to stepparents and grandparents, virtually every type of family issue is addressed in anecdotes that are both compelling and reassuring. Preserving intimacy within a family isn't easy, but learning to maintain close ties with your children can be a truly rewarding and life-changing experience.--From publisher description.
Alternate Title: Walking on egg shells
ISBN: 9780767920841
0767920848
Branch Call Number: 306.874 I76w 2007
Subject Headings: Adult children Family relationships Baby boom generation Family relationships Parent and adult child
Topical Term: Adult children
Baby boom generation
Parent and adult child
LCCN: 2006025378
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This book is always available at the PlaneTree Health Information Center @ Cupertino Library. - CA 120 I 2007

Aug 15, 2012
  • beanieboy rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Book has lots of of anecdotes. Bottom line in order to have a good relationship between parents and adult children is not to give advice.

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