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Don't bite your tongue : how to foster rewarding relationships with your adult children

Author: Ruth E Nemzoff
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A practical and empowering guide explains how parents can foster a close relationship with their adult children while, at the same time, respecting their independence, examining the dynamics of a healthy family bond, and offering advice on how to communicate long distance, discuss financial issues, handle an adult child's life choices, and more.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth E Nemzoff
ISBN: 0230605184 9780230605183
OCLC Number: 183926443
Description: xxi, 234 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction. Get Comfortable with Ambiguity --
1. Don't Let Go, Don't Bite Your Tongue --
2. Know Yourself --
3. Say Goodbye to Fantasy and Hello to Reality --
4. Emerging Adulthood --
5. Refilling the Nest --
6. Relationships --
7. Weddings --
8. Grandparenting --
9. Money --
10. Eternal Triangles --
11. Communication Tips --
12. Conclusion --
13. Yours to Write --
Appendix I. How to Start a Support Group --
Appendix II. Further Readings --
Appendix III. Films and Videos --
Appendix IV. Literature for Book Clubs.
Responsibility: Ruth Nemzoff ; preface by Rosalind Chait Barnett.
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Parents make many sacrifices helping children become healthy and autonomous adults. When children are older, wisdom advises parents to let go, disconnect, and bite their tongues. Increasing life  Read more...

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