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Healthy Parenting: How Your Upbringing Influences the Way You Raise Your Children, and What You Can Do to Make It Better for Them
If you grew up in a troubled or dysfunctional family and suffered through a parent's problems with chronic illness, addiction, emotional upheaval, or loss, you probably know what you don't want for your kids. But you may lack the tools and experiences to create the nurturing home you do want: a place where your children's physical and emotional needs are consistently met a ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Fireside
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This is a slim book with a powerful message. Written particularly for people who grew up in dysfunctional families, the author delineates benchmarks of healthy parenting for people who may not have received healthy parenting themselves. Each chapter begins with a mantra-like statement, such as: "In a healthy family it is the job of the parents to take care of the children. In an unhealthy family it is the job of the children to take care of the parents." There is a lot of food for thought here, ...more