Giving The Love That Heals Paperback – Aug 1 1998
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From Library Journal
Having advised couples and singles, Hendrix now offers tips for parents.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.
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My favorite parts of the book are the detailed explanations of the chronological stages of a child's life; the explanation and examples of symbiotic parenting; and the explanation of how we learn to parent how are parents parented us, which is how they were parented, ad infinitum, with the assurance that we can break the cycle of mistakes.
This is a book for parents who are committed to helping their children navigate through life, even though it requires some self-discovery. It is not a book for a parent who wants a quick solution, because this requires commitment. For me, the healing that resulted in myself, my child and our relationship went far beyond what I was asking for, making the commitment a bargain at any price.
Getting the Love You Want was short and to the point. I think this book, Giving the Love that Heals, could have been 1/3 the length of what it is. We are a busy people, and shouldn't have to put up with writing that says nothing. This drives me crazy!
I am sure there is something worthwhile in the book, but believe me, you have to skim it quickly to get to those points.
I highly recommend the book.
Most recent customer reviews
If you care about who you are and why you are - buy the book and read it.Published 15 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