"Ich bin noch immer deine Mutter" : wenn die Kinder erwachsen werden
by Jane Adams
You can strengthen your family bonds without getting tangled in them. Jane Adams tells you how to handle the ongoing challenges of postparenthood in this witty, commonsense guide to creating a healthy relationship with your grown children, whether you're an empty-nester or a "boomerang parent" with children and grandchildren living with you.
(first published 1993)
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I loved the title. That's what caught my eye and made me take this book home and read it. The style is breezy; it's a fast read. There's no rocket science here; the advice is what you'd expect (give advice when asked; listen; don't use money as an apron string -- that sort of thing). I didn't see anything new, but I did recognize my family dynamics in a number of the situations depicted. Ms. Adams is wise in that she says exchange guilt for regrets. I liked that idea. Read it, and know you are n...more