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In this important book, Dr. Laura Schlessinger shows men and women that they can have a Good Life no matter how Bad their Childhood.

For each of us, there is a connection between our early family dynamics and experiences and our current attitudes and decisions. Many of the people Dr. Laura has helped did not realize how their histories impacted their adult lives, or how their choices in people, repetitive situations, and decisions — even their emotional reactions — were connected to those early negative experiences, playing a major role in their current unhappiness.

For these people and millions like them, too much time is dedicated to repeating the ugly dynamics of childhood in a vain attempt to repair or cope with deep hurt and longings. Too often they use their emotional pain to control others or excuse their own inappropriate and destructive behaviors. Some turn to therapy, only to find themselves trapped in their self-pitying victim mode, robbed of optimism, confidence, and growth.

Dr. Laura will help you realize that no matter what circumstances you came from or currently live in, you are ultimately responsible for how you react to them. The acceptance of this basic truth is the source of your power to secure the Good Life you long for. In her signature straightforward style, with real-life examples, Dr. Laura shows you what you will gain by not being satisfied with an identity as a victim, or even as a survivor — but striving to be a victor!

In Bad Childhood — Good Life, Dr. Laura will guide you to accept the truth of the assaults on your psyche and soul, understand your unique coping style and how it impacts your daily thoughts and actions, and help you embrace a life of more peace and happiness.

Bad Childhood — Good Life comes from a compassionate and personal place. Dr. Laura also reveals some of her own experiences with a difficult childhood and what efforts it took to attain a Good Life. She writes, "My resilience has paid off, and I'm doing the best I can with what I've got." Now you can, too.

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The author of seven New York Times bestsellers and internationally syndicated radio super host, Dr. Laura Schlessinger delivers advice on how to blossom and thrive in spite of an unhappy childhood.

Many people don't realize that their childhood history has impacted their adult thought and behavioural patterns in unfortunate ways. They don't realize that much of their adult life has been dedicated to repeating ugly childhood dynamics in an attempt to repair deep childhood hurts and longings. They don't appreciate the specific contribution of their early lives to their current style of thinking and feeling.

While people may be quite aware of their early life challenges, they still may be seriously unaware of how their choices in people, environments, decisions, behaviours, and attitudes are connected to those experiences, and how those choices are the major factors in their current predicaments and unhappiness. Worse, they don't realize that they do have the power and the choice to make a good life.

In Bad Childhood Good Life, Dr. Laura will help you accept the truth of the assault on your psyche, understand your unique coping style and how it impacts your daily thoughts and actions, and guide you into a life of more peace and happiness.

Huge success of Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands in US who sold more than 900,000 copies.

Dr. Laura's seven bestsellers (all published by HarperCollins) have sold nearly six million copies to date in the United States. They have tremendous backlist strength, and continue to sell in the thousands each month because she and her fans refer to them onandndash;air.

Synopsis:

The author of seven "New York Times" bestsellers and an internationally syndicated radio host, Dr. Schlessinger delivers advice on how to blossom and thrive in spite of an unhappy childhood. It will help readers acknowledge the past's impact, reveal coping styles, and make the choice of a good life.

About the Author

Dr. Laura Schlessinger's award-winning, internationally syndicated radio program is heard everyday on XM Satellite Radio and the Armed Forces Network and is stream-linked and podcast on www.drlaura.com. She lives in Southern California with her husband.

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sthorough, December 28, 2006 (view all comments by sthorough)
Dr. Laura's style of kindness is the sort that slaps you upside the head in order to bring you to your senses. I don't always like her, but her books have a very practical, sensible intelligence. She urges readers to let go of their bad childhoods and live as adults, and she tells you how to do it, too. The reader may find she is somewhat self-aggrandizing in her frequent retelling of conversations with radio listeners. In addition, her proofreader really fell down on the job. Even so, her points are good. Very worthwhile book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060577865
Subtitle:
How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood
Author:
Schlessinger, Laura C.
Author:
Schlessinger, Laura C.
Author:
Schlessinger, Dr. Laura
Author:
by Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Personal Growth - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060103
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.42x6.38x1.03 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author of seven New York Times bestsellers and internationally syndicated radio super host, Dr. Laura Schlessinger delivers advice on how to blossom and thrive in spite of an unhappy childhood.

Many people don't realize that their childhood history has impacted their adult thought and behavioural patterns in unfortunate ways. They don't realize that much of their adult life has been dedicated to repeating ugly childhood dynamics in an attempt to repair deep childhood hurts and longings. They don't appreciate the specific contribution of their early lives to their current style of thinking and feeling.

While people may be quite aware of their early life challenges, they still may be seriously unaware of how their choices in people, environments, decisions, behaviours, and attitudes are connected to those experiences, and how those choices are the major factors in their current predicaments and unhappiness. Worse, they don't realize that they do have the power and the choice to make a good life.

In Bad Childhood Good Life, Dr. Laura will help you accept the truth of the assault on your psyche, understand your unique coping style and how it impacts your daily thoughts and actions, and guide you into a life of more peace and happiness.

Huge success of Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands in US who sold more than 900,000 copies.

Dr. Laura's seven bestsellers (all published by HarperCollins) have sold nearly six million copies to date in the United States. They have tremendous backlist strength, and continue to sell in the thousands each month because she and her fans refer to them onandndash;air.

"Synopsis" by , The author of seven "New York Times" bestsellers and an internationally syndicated radio host, Dr. Schlessinger delivers advice on how to blossom and thrive in spite of an unhappy childhood. It will help readers acknowledge the past's impact, reveal coping styles, and make the choice of a good life.

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