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Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Their Parents

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Publisher Comments:

< p> On giving advice: < br> They Don& #8217; t Want It.< br> They Don& #8217; t Hear It.< br> They Resent It.< br> Don& #8217; t Give It.< br> < u> < br> < br> < /u> 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& #8217; 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 < i> and< /i> their adult children& #8212; real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart. < br> < br> Using extensive interviews with people from ages twenty-five to seventy, Isay shows that we& #8217; 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& #8217; 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. < i> Walking on Eggshells< /i> is the much-needed road map that will keep you connected to the people you love most.< /p>

Review:

"As baby boomer parents age, they're discovering the empty-nest syndrome is nothing compared to what happens when their kids graduate from college and start leading lives of their own. To a generation famous for being involved in every aspect of their children's lives, it can be upsetting to find that those children no longer need or welcome your advice. How does one parent children who no longer need parenting? Publishing veteran Isay, an editor and mother of two grown sons, interviews scores of parents and adult children of all ages to see how they are doing it. The stories are heartwarming, and Isay recounts them with intelligence and compassion. What does she find? Nothing Ann Landers hasn't already told us. Mainly: don't give advice; make friends with your children's significant others; and remember that love heals. The most compelling story is Isay's own. One wishes it were the centerpiece of the book rather than tacked on as an epilogue. Her experience is an example of her most interesting discovery: children are quick to forgive and often the ones who take the initiative in forging a new brand of closeness between themselves and their parents — a closeness that is best described as adult." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Renowned editor Isay delivers real-life wisdom and advice on how adult children and their parents can stay together without falling apart. Warmth and wit shine through on every page as she charts this often confusing, and at times painful, relationship.

Synopsis:

On giving advice:

They Dont Want It.

They Dont Hear It.

They Resent It.

Dont 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 dont 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 childrenreal-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 were 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. Isays 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.

About the Author

Jane Isay has been an editor for over forty years. She discovered Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia, commissioned Patricia O'Connor's bestselling Woe Is I and Rachel Simmons' Odd Girl Out, and edited such nonfiction classics as Praying for Sheetrock and Friday Night Lights. She lives in New York City, not too far from her grown children and grandchild.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767920841
Subtitle:
Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents
Author:
Isay, Jane
Publisher:
Flying Dolphin Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Baby boom generation
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Parenting - Parent & Adult Child
Subject:
General Self-Help
Publication Date:
20070327
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.48x5.82x.89 in. .87 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As baby boomer parents age, they're discovering the empty-nest syndrome is nothing compared to what happens when their kids graduate from college and start leading lives of their own. To a generation famous for being involved in every aspect of their children's lives, it can be upsetting to find that those children no longer need or welcome your advice. How does one parent children who no longer need parenting? Publishing veteran Isay, an editor and mother of two grown sons, interviews scores of parents and adult children of all ages to see how they are doing it. The stories are heartwarming, and Isay recounts them with intelligence and compassion. What does she find? Nothing Ann Landers hasn't already told us. Mainly: don't give advice; make friends with your children's significant others; and remember that love heals. The most compelling story is Isay's own. One wishes it were the centerpiece of the book rather than tacked on as an epilogue. Her experience is an example of her most interesting discovery: children are quick to forgive and often the ones who take the initiative in forging a new brand of closeness between themselves and their parents — a closeness that is best described as adult." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Renowned editor Isay delivers real-life wisdom and advice on how adult children and their parents can stay together without falling apart. Warmth and wit shine through on every page as she charts this often confusing, and at times painful, relationship.
"Synopsis" by , On giving advice:

They Dont Want It.

They Dont Hear It.

They Resent It.

Dont 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 dont 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 childrenreal-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 were 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. Isays 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.

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