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This unique book supports parents who are struggling with the heartache of having a teenager or an adult child who is troubled, angry, or distant. Such rifts can cause unspeakable sorrow that parents too often must bear alone. Psychologist and parent Joshua Coleman, PhD, offers insight, empathy, and perspective to those who have lost the opportunity to be the parents they desperately wanted to be and who are mourning the loss of a harmonious relationship with their child.

Through case examples and healing exercises, Dr. Coleman helps parents:

  • Reduce anger, guilt, and shame
  • Learn how temperament, the teen years, their own or a partner's mistakes, and divorce can strain the parent-child bond
  • Come to terms with their own and their child's imperfections
  • Understand how society's high expectations of parents contribute to the risk of parental wounds

By helping parents recognize what they can do and let go of what they cannot, Dr. Coleman helps families develop more positive ways of healing themselves and relating to each other.

©2008 Joshua Coleman, PhD (P)2016 Tantor

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Not worth tour time...

Reading was very poor and very robotic. Stopped listening after 1st chapter. Would actually love to gett money back.

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Required reading for parents of kids 7 and up to prepare for the next 15+ years!

Comprehensive "Preventative medicine" for proactive parents to be well prepared for the next 15+ years.

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