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The best-selling author of Getting the Love You Want (HarperPerennial, 1988) and his wife here explore the issues of love and healing relative to parenting in order to help parents nurture their own development while encouraging emotional wholeness in their children. Hendrix and Hunt believe that the most accurate predictor of how one will parent is how one was parented. Their theory suggests that by coming to terms with their own childhood, parents can help create a more positive future for their offspring. Not as pragmatic as William and Martha Sears's books on attachment parenting (e.g., Parenting the High-Needs Child, LJ 8/96) nor quite as overtly spiritual as Polly Berrien Berends's Whole Parent, Whole Child (HarperCollins, 1997. 4th ed.), this work is also not the typical child-rearing facts book. Given the popularity of the author's first title, this thought-provoking work is recommended for all public libraries.?Lisa Powell Williams, Moline Southeast Lib., Ill.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Don Browning The Divinity School, The University of Chicago Giving The Love That Heals exposes the jugular vein feeding disrupted families -- our tendency to replay our childhood relations with our parents with both our children and spouse.
Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. senior research psychiatrist, Timberlawn Research Foundation (Dallas) Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen Hunt, have cowritten a remarkable new book on parenting....In this book the authors suggest that early experiences with parents may lead to unresolved issues that later surface in one's own parenting....The book is filled with arresting ideas and practical guidelines. It will be a wonderful value to many readers, and I recommend it to all parents.
Booklist A remarkable tool for improving parent-child relationships.
Library Journal Not the typical child-rearing facts book....[A] thought-provoking work.
If you care about who you are and why you are - buy the book and read it.Published 4 months ago by Westall H. Parr II
Our society needs alot of time to heal and this book at least get people on the right track and it reads quickly. A good referenfe book.Published on June 23 2013 by jennifer dawn sparks
I was somewhat disappointed, having read Hendrix's other books. This book is set up very much like Simple Abundance, and each day has its "words to live by". Read morePublished on June 23 2003 by Nicole Flowers
As an author and educator, I was inspired by this book. It's insightful and practical. It gives details on the underlying psychology that affects children and the adults who raise... Read morePublished on Sept. 16 1999
I had been told this book supposedly cuts through some of the junk that books of this type suffer from, and was looking forward to it because of that. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 1999