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Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children

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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
Paperback, 218 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Harvest House Publishers
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I loved this book. It gave me new tools to use with my adult children. And peace with the decisions I make with them also. Three years after reading this book I still reflect on what I read in her book. Allison used her circumstances and her life choices to show us that as parents it is ok to let our Adult Children go and we can learn how to live our own lives. God is enough! He is capable to change the hearts of our children because he loves them more than we do.
Kristi Petersen
There are no easy answers but this book gave me hope that I might regain some sanity in my life and enforce boundaries. Even those with young children should read this book because you'll see where not to go wrong to begin with (ex: doing everything for your child out of love, instead of having them being the person responsible for their own actions. This book helped me tremendously.
Kathleen Delaney
Great inspiration

inspired me to tackle boundaries. I've been dragging my feet and now know where to start and how to stay strong.
Rhonda Rae Baker
This book is a great encouragement for me. I've been working on these same issues for several years now. With five children there are many levels that I totally related to. I'm happy to say that there are only a couple of situations right now that are pressing and I'm standing strong.

There have been many things that happened within my family which changed me and my children...the tools presented in this book are right on!

After reading the introduction by Carol Kent...I've read her two books abo
There are many, many helpful non-fiction books in this world to choose from, but this is one that every parent MUST read. It's incredibly well-written and interesting, and the examples are excellent. Since I've worked with dysfunctional people and families for twenty years as a social worker, I can testify that Allison knows what she is talking about. She's obviously poured her heart and soul into this book in order to help families, and I've not found better advice out there for people who have ...more
ginger walto
Wonderful inspiration

lifted me up. I believe I too have something to share. and will have a small group setting at church. I am not alone.
Didn't even finish it...
This is my second time through this book...lots of good information I needed to hear even though some of it is difficult to do. One of the biggest things I learned is that helping is doing something for a child he cannot do for himself...enabling is doing something the child can do for himself. It reminded me that I need to step away and allow God to work in the lives of my sons.
This is an excellent book for struggling parents. Good organization and ideas. Bottke holds up a mirror and then helps us to find our way out of the rabbit hole.
if you're struggling with your Adult Children & Setting Boundaries; this book is for you! Great Pointers! Hope some of them sunk in. :)
Laura Henzel
very helpful even when you have good kids it makes you relize we all could improve
Sep 20, 2013 Karen rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I'm not a 'tough love' sort of person... though DH wishes I was!
Very good advice to those struggling with this.
Great book. Very insightful and helpful...
Sheri Mukai
Very informative on issues not considered before
I learned how to have a healthy relationship with my son, and how to set boundaries with all my family members. I totally recommend this book who may have adult children who aren't being productive.
This was a great read. Even though I'm not a parent yet I will be someday and it taught me some very critical points to raising a child with an addiction. Taken from a Christian perspective.
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