When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart

Author: Joel Young
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493003968
Size: 24.69 MB
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When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Joel Young. Behind nearly every adult who is accused of a crime, becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, or who is severely mentally ill and acting out in public, there is usually at least one extremely stressed-out parent. This parent may initially react with the bad news of their adult child behaving badly with, "Oh no!" followed by, "How can I help to fix this?" A very common third reaction is the thought, "Where did I go wrong--was it something I said or did, or that I failed to do when my child was growing up that caused these issues? Is this really somehow all my fault?" These parents then open their homes, their pocketbooks, their hearts, and their futures to "saving" their adult child--who may go on to leave them financially and emotionally broken. Sometimes these families also raise the children their adult children leave behind: 1.6 million grandparents in the U.S. are in this situation. This helpful book presents families with quotations and scenarios from real suffering parents (who are not identified), practical advice, and tested strategies for coping. It also discusses the fact that parents of adult children may themselves need therapy and medications, especially antidepressants. The book is written in a clear, reassuring manner by Dr. Joel L. Young, medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, Michigan; with noted medical writer Christine Adamec, author of many books in the field. In the wake of the Newtown shooting and the viral popularity of the post "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother," America is now taking a fresh look, not only at gun control, but also on how we treat mental illness. Another major issue is our support or stigmatization of those with adult children who are a major risk to their families as well to society itself. This book is part of that conversation.

When Your Child Breaks Your Heart

Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 0800787757
Size: 62.89 MB
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When Your Child Breaks Your Heart from the Author: Barbara Johnson. Beloved author Barbara Johnson offers hope to families facing difficulty coming to terms with a child's decisions in life, sharing how God brought her through the deep waters--and how he will do the same for them.

When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us

Author: Jane Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106822
Size: 32.94 MB
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When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us from the Author: Jane Adams. How do today's parents cope when the dreams we had for our children clash with reality? What can we do for our twenty- and even thirty-somethings who can't seem to grow up? How can we help our depressed, dependent, or addicted adult children, the ones who can't get their lives started, who are just marking time or even doing it? What's the right strategy when our smart, capable "adultolescents" won't leave home or come boomeranging back? Who can we turn to when the kids aren't all right and we, their parents, are frightened, frustrated, resentful, embarrassed, and especially, disappointed? In this groundbreaking book, a social psychologist who's been chronicling the lives of American families for over two decades confronts our deepest concerns, including our silence and self-imposed sense of isolation, when our grown kids have failed to thrive. She listens to a generation that "did everything right" and expected its children to grow into happy, healthy, successful adults. But they haven't, at least, not yet -- and meanwhile, we're letting their problems threaten our health, marriages, security, freedom, careers or retirement, and other family relationships. With warmth, empathy, and perspective, Dr. Adams offers a positive, life-affirming message to parents who are still trying to "fix" their adult children -- Stop! She shows us how to separate from their problems without separating from them, and how to be a positive force in their lives while getting on with our own. As we navigate this critical passage in our second adulthood and their first, the bestselling author of I'm Still Your Mother reminds us that the pleasures and possibilities of postparenthood should not depend on how our kids turn out, but on how we do!

Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Children

Author: Allison Bottke
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736938583
Size: 18.54 MB
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Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Children from the Author: Allison Bottke. This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones. Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage--and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text. A tough-love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, "Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children" will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y.--a six-step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives. S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money A = Assemble a Support Group N = Nip Excuses in the Bud I = Implement Rules/Boundaries T = Trust Your Instincts Y = Yield Everything to God Foreword by Carol Kent ("When I Lay My Isaac Down")

Don T Let Your Kids Kill You

Author: Charles Rubin
Publisher: Element Books Limited
ISBN: 9781852308636
Size: 69.21 MB
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Don T Let Your Kids Kill You from the Author: Charles Rubin. Offers advice for parents with children who have turned to substance-abuse, includes tending to your needs first, setting boundaries, and attending support groups

Recovering My Kid

Author: Joseph Lee
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1616492643
Size: 34.72 MB
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Recovering My Kid from the Author: Joseph Lee. Recovering My Kid

Men Counseling Men

Author: John Street
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736949275
Size: 32.15 MB
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Men Counseling Men from the Author: John Street. Under the guidance of John MacArthur, the biblical counseling program at The Master's College has received international acclaim, with instructors who are recognized for their exceptional ability to apply God's truth to real-life problems. Men Counseling Men is an exciting new resource on how to counsel men about the difficulties they face. Written by the school's faculty members, it is an accessible, practical volume that will equip both trained professionals and lay people to provide solidly biblical help for men who are struggling with a variety of major life issues. Readers will learn how they can offer hope and encouragement in relation to...depressionparentingangerconflict resolutionphysical afflictionsexual puritymarital relationshipsrebuilding a marriage after adultery God's Word possesses incredible power. This book will help men experience that power as they turn to the Lord for help.

When Someone You Love Has A Mental Illness

Author: Rebecca Woolis
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9780874776959
Size: 13.83 MB
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When Someone You Love Has A Mental Illness from the Author: Rebecca Woolis. Discusses home care versus a treatment facility, financial assistance, selecting a physician, handling stress, balancing family needs, and other issues.

Between Fathers And Daughters

Author: Linda Nielsen
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781581826616
Size: 53.63 MB
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Between Fathers And Daughters from the Author: Linda Nielsen. At last! A no-nonsense, insightful, and entertaining book for dads and daughters who want more from their relationship. With candor and humor, Dr. Linda Nielsen exposes the half-truths, outright lies, and family dynamics that prevent dads and daughters of all ages from having a more relaxed, more meaningful, more communicative relationship.

Parents With Broken Hearts

Author: William L. Coleman
Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company
ISBN: 9780800756000
Size: 60.51 MB
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Parents With Broken Hearts from the Author: William L. Coleman. If your heart has been broken over the destructive choices your adult children have made, William Coleman offers guidance and empathy. Coleman addresses the issue of spiritual disappointment and gently leads you to the place of entrusting your adult children once more to God's keeping. Most of all, he delivers the much needed message that there is hope and healing available for every parent who has suffered a broken heart.