Condition: like new
Atria; First Edition (April 1, 1999)
Author: Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
Offers a model of a healthy parent-child relationship in a step-by-step guide that encompasses practical, hands-on exercises and affirmations that help parents strengthen bonds, avoid the passing on of emotional wounds, and build child confidence. Original.
From Library Journal
This parenting compendium reads much like a daily devotional, which might be an advantage for busy parents. Each month has a general theme, with each day focusing on concrete exercises or meditations. The authors, both family therapists, cofounded the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy in 1984; Hendrix is a frequent talk show guest. Their emphasis is on how to stay healthily connected, both with children and with the other parenting partner. Another main tenet is that the child is a separate individual, not an extension of the parent. The impact of the parenting the parents received is also addressed. While readers will find it helpful to be familiar with the authors' earlier book (Giving the Love That Heals, LJ 10/15/97), a glossary is included that defines their main ideas. The examples and scenarios tend to be somewhat simplistic, and prayers and references to diverse deities may be off-putting to some. Similarly, the repetitive inclusiveness of different types of family structures becomes tedious. An optional purchase for public libraries.AMargaret Cardwell, Georgia Perimeter Coll., Clarkston
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