Walking on Eggshells

Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Their Parents

Isay, Jane

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Walking on Eggshells
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.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0767920848
Branch Call Number: 306.874 I76w 2007
Characteristics: xvi, 240 p. ;,22 cm
Alternate Title: Walking on egg shells


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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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