Best Parent & Adult Child Relationships Books
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1. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
Author: by Lindsay C. Gibson
New Harbinger Publications
If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior.
These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood.
By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life. Discover the four types of difficult parents:The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxietyThe driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyoneThe passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsettingThe rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory
2. The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother
Author: by James McBride
From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah. Com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride’s literary career.
More than two years on The New York Times bestseller list. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared “light-skinned” woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother’s past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother.
The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in “orchestrated chaos” with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. “Mommy,” a fiercely protective woman with “dark eyes full of pep and fire,” herded her brood to Manhattan’s free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect.
3. Mother & Son: Our Back-and-Forth Journal
Author: by Paula Spencer Scott
This fun interactive journal will turn small bits of free time into a way for Mom and Son to have some fun and find out more about each other! Through light-hearted activities, learn about one another’s interests, views, and more.
It’s a creative way to spend screen-free time together! Covers all kinds of topics. Provides space for open-ended comments, complaints, compliments, and more. Use it to create a fun keepsake of this moment in time. (And maybe even foster a lifetime writing habit!
96 fun, guided, and easy to-use pages. Archival/acid-free paper helps preserve your thoughts. Includes two ribbon bookmarks: on for you, one for your son. Inside back cover pocket holds notes, mementos, and more. Sturdy hardcover binding.For sons ages 8-12.
Journal measures 6-1/4” wide x 8-1/4” high.
4. Doing Life with Your Adult Children: Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out
Author: by Jim Burns Ph.D
Zondervan (March 26, 2019)
Practical advice and hopeful encouragement for the tough yet rewarding transition to parenting grown kids. If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated.
Both your heart and your head are as involved as ever, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact. In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, parenting expert Jim Burns helps you navigate one of the richest and most challenging seasons of parenting.
Speaking from his own personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answers to questions such as these:Is it OK to give advice to my grown child? What’s the difference between enabling and helping? What boundaries should I have if my child moves back home?
What do I do when my child doesn’t seem to be maturing into adulthood? How do I relate to my grown child’s significant other? What does it mean to have healthy financial boundaries? How can I support my grown children when I don’t support their values?
5. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love
Author: by Jodie Berndt
Biblically-based prayers and encouraging stories to guide you as you pray with hope-filled trust for your adult children through anything they may face. As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own?
How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long? Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life.
In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.
Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through real-life issues, including:Career decisionsLiving together before marriageRocky marriagesHealth concernsLeaving the churchLonelinessAddictionFinancial challengesand moreWith grace and wisdom, Jodie demonstrates how to keep praying long-term, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices.
6. 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work–Anywhere!: Including the "12-Day Communication Challenge!"
Author: by Bento C. Leal III
+ 2019 Readers Choice Awards, First Place Winner, Advice category + 2019 International Book Awards, Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting and Family categoryWhat if a few simple skills could radically improve your life, marriage, and ALL your relationships? 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work-Anywhere!
Is an excellent ‘How-To Guide’ teaching some of the basics for practicing the key skills that will help you identify and overcome communication barriers and achieve relationship success with the important people in your life-your spouse or partner, child or children, parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, customers-everyone!
Plus, there are Self-Review Questions and Action Items at the end of several of the chapters. These skills will help you to:Listen with greater empathy and understanding to what the other person is saying and feelingAvoid listening blocks to effective communicationEngage in empathic dialogue to achieve mutual understandingManage conflicts and disagreements calmly and successfullyNurture your relationships on a consistent basisExperience the power of expressing gratitude and appreciationAnd more…
7. Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents: Practical Tools to Establish Boundaries and Reclaim Your Emotional Autonomy
Author: by Lindsay C. Gibson
New Harbinger Publications
In this important sequel to Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers powerful tools to help you step back and protect yourself at the first sign of an emotional takeover, make sure your emotions and needs are respected, and break free from the coercive control of emotionally immature parents.
Growing up with emotionally immature (EI) parents can leave you feeling lonely and neglected. You may have trouble setting limits and expressing your feelings. And you may even be more susceptible to other emotionally immature people as you establish adult relationships.
In addition, as your parents become older, they may still treat your emotions with mockery and contempt, be dismissive and discounting of your reality, and try to control and diminish your sense of emotional autonomy and freedom of thought. In short, EIs can be self-absorbed, inconsistent, and contradictory.
So, how can you recover from their toxic behavior? Drawing on the success of her popular self-help book, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers yet another essential resource. With this follow-up guide, you’ll learn practical skills to help you recognize the signs of an EI, protect yourself against an emotional takeover, reconnect with your own emotions and needs, and gain emotional autonomy in all your relationships.
8. Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children
Author: by Sheri McGregor M.A.
Sowing Creek Press
In Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children, Sheri McGregor, M.A., helps parents break free from emotional painand move forward in their own lives. As a loving mother to whom the unthinkable happened, McGregor knows the horrible shock that wrings a parent dry, triggers denial, blame, anger, and shame.
With empathy and understanding, as well as tools, the latest research, and insight from more than 9,000 parents of estranged adult children, McGregor helps parents of estranged adults plan ahead, prepare for emotional triggers, and prevail over setbacks and pain. You can be happy again.
In a calm yet authoritative voice, and with exercises derived from her work as a life coach and her own recovery, McGregor helps mothers who did their best to come to terms with their estranged adult child’s choices, and regain their health and happiness.
To fathers of estranged adult childrenthis book can help you, too. “Ninety-three percent of the parents who answer my survey at RejectedParents. Net are mothers,” says Sheri McGregor. “That’s why the title is directed at them. But many of the book’s examples are from couples, and include the experiences of fathers.
9. The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions
Author: by David Marshall
Have you ever wanted to create your own autobiography or wished you could read about the life of a relative or friend? The Book of Myself is a do-it-yourself memoir that helps you record and preserve the experiences, relationships, and lessons that define you.
Created by a grandson who wanted to capture his grandfather’s life story for future generations, The Book of Myself offers 201 memory-evoking prompts on family, friends, and the journey you take through all of life’s stages. It is the perfect way for you – or someone close to you – to record life’s highlights and everyday moments that can slip through your fingers if not written down.
10. The Emotionally Absent Mother, Updated and Expanded Second Edition: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect
Author: by Jasmin Lee Cori MS LPC
The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed. Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationshipsor with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can’t quite put a finger on what’s missing from their lives.
The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abusebut overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains:Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtfuland what she was unable to giveThe lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuseHow to find the child inside you and fill the mother gap through reflections and exercisesHow to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)
11. Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
Author: by Susan Forward
Are you the child of toxic parents? When you were a child… Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?
Were you often frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret? Now that you’re an adult… Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents?
Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough for your parents? In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.
12. Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict
Author: by Joshua Coleman PhD
Harmony (March 2, 2021)
A guide for parents whose adult children have cut off contact that reveals the hidden logic of estrangement, explores its cultural causes, and offers practical advice for parents trying to reestablish contact with their adult children. Finally, here’s a hopeful, comprehensive, and compassionate guide to navigating one of the most painful experiences for parents and their adult children alike.
Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to SomeoneLabeled a silent epidemic by a growing number of therapists and researchers, estrangement is one of the most disorienting and painful experiences of a parent’s life.
Popular opinion typically tells a one-sided story of parents who got what they deserved or overly entitled adult children who wrongly blame their parents. However, the reasons for estrangement are far more complex and varied. As a result of rising rates of individualism, an increasing cultural emphasis on happiness, growing economic insecurity, and a historically recent perception that parents are obstacles to personal growth, many parents find themselves forever shut out of the lives of their adult children and grandchildren.
13. Grown and Flown
Author: by Lisa Heffernan
PARENTING NEVER ENDS. From the founders of the #1 site for parents of teens and young adults comes an essential guide for building strong relationships with your teens and preparing them to successfully launch into adulthood The high school and college years: an extended roller coaster of academics, friends, first loves, first break-ups, driver’s ed, jobs, and everything in between.
Kids are constantly changing and how we parent them must change, too. But how do we stay close as a family as our lives move apart? Enter the co-founders of Grown and Flown, Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington. In the midst of guiding their own kids through this transition, they launched what has become the largest website and online community for parents of fifteen to twenty-five year olds.
Now they’ve compiled new takeaways and fresh insights from all that they’ve learned into this handy, must-have guide. Grown and Flown is a one-stop resource for parenting teenagers, leading up toand throughhigh school and those first years of independence. It covers everything from the monumental (how to let your kids go) to the mundane (how to shop for a dorm room).
14. The Parallel Process: Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment
Author: by Krissy Pozatek
For many parents of troubled teenagers, a therapeutic program that takes the child from the home for a period of time offers some respite from the daily tumult of acting out, lies, and tension that has left the family under siege.
However, just as the teenager is embarking on a journey of self-discovery, skill-development, and emotional maturation, so parents too need to use this time to recognize that their own patterns may have contributed to their family’s downward spiral. This is The Parallel Process.
Using case studies garnered from her many years as an adolescent and family therapist, Krissy Pozatek shows parents of pre-teens, adolescents, and young adults how they can help their children by attuning to emotions, setting limits, not rushing to their rescue, and allowing them to take responsibility for their actions, while recognizing their own patterns of emotional withdrawal, workaholism, and of surrendering their lives and personalities to parenting.
The Parallel Process is an essential primer for all parents, whether of troubled teens or not, who are seeking to help the family stay and grow together as they negotiate the potentially difficult teenage years.
15. All The Little Things: A tense and gripping thriller with an unforgettable ending
Author: by Sarah Lawton
Canelo (March 25, 2021)
March 25, 2021
Never trust anyone.Never trust yourself. Rachel has made poor decisions in the past, but she has always tried her best for her daughter. When Vivian needed a fresh start, Rachel didn’t hesitate to move them far from London. She just wishes she could shake the nagging doubt that Vivian is hiding something.
Vivian isn’t like other teenagers. On the surface she seems the same as her friends, but she knows she is different. When enigmatic Alex takes an interest in her, Vivian’s cool demeanour hides an intensity of feeling she has never known before.
His touch sets her skin on fire. Mother and daughter are both keeping secrets. But just how dangerous are they? As lust and anger give way to violence Rachel will have to decide: is she prepared to give up everything for her child?Even her own life?
A taut and gripping psychological thriller about toxic families, secrets and life-or-death decisions. Don’t miss this if you’re a fan of He Said/She Said, Good Me, Bad Me and The Girlfriend. Praise for All The Little ThingsSarah Lawton’s hugely atmospheric debut novel will pull you in as secrets are slowly revealed and the tension rises.
16. Bringing Up Boys
Author: by James C. Dobson
Here’s sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation’s most trusted parenting authority, Dr. James Dobson. With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it’s no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys.
Why are so many boys in crisis? What qualities should we be trying to instill in young males? Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man.
In the runaway bestseller Bringing Up Boys, Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a firm foundation of biblical principles.