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How to Connect with Your Troubled Adult Children: Effective Strategies for Families in Pain

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What to Do When Parenting Gets Painfully Complicated

Are your adult child’s mental, emotional, and physical health issues driving you to despair? Are you tempted to bail your son or daughter out of yet another impossible circumstance? When your child has reached (or long since passed) the point of independence, it’s difficult to know what your “help” as a parent should loo
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Harvest House Publishers
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Teresa
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to author Allison Bottke’s work when I read her book “Setting Boundaries with Difficult People.” This subject matter has always been interesting to me and I thought her perspective was fresh with practical steps. When I had an opportunity to get an advance copy of her newest book, “How to Connect with Your Troubled Adult Children”, I didn’t hesitate to sign up.

One thing I should share is I actually don’t have a troubled adult child. But I do have other family members strug
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W. Whalin
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Practical and Filled With Insights

Parenting is a lifetime responsibility—even when your children become adults. Yet when they get into trouble, how do you respond? Do you enable or get manipulated? Allison Bottke is intimately familiar with these stories—from her own personal experience and also from a connection to thousands of other parents.

As Bottke writes in the early pages, “If we want to learn how to connect with our troubled adult children, we must let go of our old dreams for them and o
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Cynthia
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If parenting has gone seriously amiss and your child has gone completely off the rails, this book is for you. The author lets you know you aren’t alone, gives you sound advice on how to deal with your child’s manipulations, financial demands, and repeated bouts with the law.
Cindy Navarro
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Allison Bottke, known for her Setting Boundaries® series of books has once again produced a book that is candid and practical for the parents of adult children who have addiction, emotional, or mental problems. How to Connect with Your Troubled Adult Children is a follow-up to Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children meant to guide a parent with rational responses rather than emotional responses for the needs of their adult children who are unable to assimilate into a "normal" life of respon ...more
Laura Hix
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic help for Parents
January 8, 2019
Format: Paperback
I was provided a complimentary Advance copy of the book from the author and volunteered for the opportunity to provide an honest, impartial review. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions I have expressed are entirely my own.

Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results; is the definition of inSANITY.

I certainly wish that I had Allison's book 30 years ago...
I certainly wouldn't h
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Karen Mahoney
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
This is the third book I've read that Allison Bottke has written and once again, I am encouraged and enlightened by her book. Though she writes it from the perspective of the parent dealing with a troubled child, her book serves as a manual for relating to siblings, relatives and friends who are troubled. Allison herself is no stranger to troubled adult children as she is very forthcoming about her own struggles with her incarcerated son. Through tips, steps and personal stories in this book, th ...more
Diane Bailey
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot say enough about this book! I was introduced to Allison Bottke when I read “Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Children.” I was blown away in discovering how my actions were affecting my child in an unhealthy way. I truly thought I was helping!! In her newest book, “How to Connect with Your Adult Children,” I’m learning how to build on what I’ve already learned and continue to make better choices so that I can have a better life as well. This book is extremely easy to read. It helps tha ...more
Lorijo Eleazer
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The definition of insanity is repeating the same things over and over again expecting different results.”
After 20 years of searching and reading every book I could put my desperate hands on, here, in her latest books, “Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children “ and “How to Connect with Your Troubled Adult Children “, I have finally found real life, common sense advice to start my journey to end the insanity and embrace the 6 steps to Sanity outlined in each book. What a relief it is to know
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Deena
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
2/3 done. Excellent book, rich insight, and very helpful.
Shelly Davis
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Joy Kieffer
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had never heard of Allison Bottke before seeing a pre-release announcement on one of my writer's group pages. The title of the book got my attention, because I am a foster/adopt mom of adult children, a pastor's wife and also run a food pantry, so I deal daily with the drama of adult children who play havoc with their parent's dreams and goals. Every parent of a troubled adult child is crying out for a way to connect positively with their children who are adults, but don't act like it. Myself ...more
Tiffany Marshall
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am currently reading How to Connect with Your troubled Adult Children. It is definitely not a book I want to rush through. I have to take my time and marinate on all of the information it offers. Already I am seeing in a new light how to connect with one of my own adult kids who unfortunately has a sense of entitlement. This adult child constantly thinks they deserve certain privileges and most times I am inept in my way of dealing with it. Instead of shrinking back with resentment and frustra ...more
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