Walking on Eggshells

Walking on Eggshells

Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Their Parents

eBook - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don’t call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned editor Jane Isay delivers the perfect gift to both parents and their adult children—real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart.

Using extensive interviews with people from ages twenty-five to seventy, Isay shows that we’re far from alone in our struggles to make this new, adult relationship work. She offers up groundbreaking insights and deeply moving stories that will inspire those in even the toughest situations. Isay’s warmth and wit shine through on every page as she charts an invaluable course through the confusing, and often painful, interactions parents and children can face. Walking on Eggshells is the much-needed road map that will keep you connected to the people you love most.

Baker & Taylor
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
ISBN: 0767929381 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
9780767929387 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 306.874 ISA
Characteristics: xiv, 242 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative 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

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beanieboy
Aug 15, 2012

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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