Walking on Eggshells

Walking on Eggshells

Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Their Parents

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On giving advice:
They Don’t Want It.
They Don’t Hear It.
They Resent It.
Don’t Give It.


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
Explains how to create and maintain a fulfilling, lifelong bond with one's adult children, offering helpful insights, case studies, wisdom, and inspirational reflections designed to help keep lines of communication open, alleviate strife, cope with often complicated emotional challenges, and enhance family relationships. 40,000 first printing.

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& 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.Explains how to create and maintain a lifelong bond with one's adult children, offering helpful insights, case studies, and inspirational reflections designed to help keep lines of communication open, alleviate strife, and enhance family relationships.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday/Flying Dolphin Press, [2006?], c2007
ISBN: 9780767920841
0767920848
Branch Call Number: 306.874 Isa
Characteristics: xvi, 240 p

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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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