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Adult Children Who Won't Grow Up: How to Finally Cut the Cord That Binds You Paperback – August 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Prima Lifestyles; First Printing edition (August 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559580437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559580434
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,397,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book helped us learn how to speak to our adult child without it turning into a tantrum.
What do I know
This book covers all aspects of emotional behavior associated with grown children who, for whatever reason, have difficulty acting grown up.
Janie Bowman
As a child and family therapist, I highly recommend this book for parents who may be enabling their adult children.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Janice Armstrong on January 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you are a parent who has tried everything without success, you owe it to yourself to read this book. I have looked high and low for ways to deal with out of control adult adolescents, and so far, this book tops the list.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MsBetzi on July 5, 2010
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For those that have dealt or a dealing with the ever growing population of 20, 30, 40, 50 year old adults that are entitled, dependent and just don't want to grow up this is a must read!!!!!! This is especially good for struggling blended family marriages with dependent adult step children and enabling parents that will not cut the cord. Not only does this book tell the whys, but the hows of detaching and helping an adult child become a self sufficient adult that will be able to take care of themselves after the parents are gone.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Janie Bowman on May 15, 2005
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This book covers all aspects of emotional behavior associated with grown children who, for whatever reason, have difficulty acting grown up. No parent is perfect, but Stockman gets you past the guilt (Where did I go wrong?) and moves you toward problem-solving.

This book gives you the strength to appreciate your children and have an adult relationship with them. He gives clear analysis to many of the reasons why some adult children don't grow up, and ways to be pro-active instead of reacting.

This one is a keeper.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 6, 2002
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This well written book gives parents the information needed to deal with children who still feel "we owe them." It puts into perspective how to talk to our adult children and how to respond to their demands. Plenty of good insight and plenty of the right antidotes. A must for every parent who can't seem to cut the cord.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 1997
Format: Paperback
Using ToughLove concepts in a gentle manner, this book is a great read for parents with adult children still living at home. Help your adult child become independent and enjoy the rewards of successfull parenting and your own freedom
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Maria E. Mercado on July 11, 2011
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Good cognitive therapy for brokenhearted parents of adult offspring who just don't want to grow up and take on the responsibility that translates to maturity. Provides the correct viewpoint, necessary mindset, and effective strategies to deal with this very troubling problem that's seemingly plaguing recent generations. Breaks down the "why" of the issue and helps lift the fog.

In a nutshell: Be patient, stop parenting, learn to identify and stop reacting to triggers and manipulation, learn to say no, and keep loving your adult offspring as just that, adults. Seems easier said than done when in the midst of this destructive cycle, but have faith that the situation is totally reverse-able. Soon you'll be enjoying a healthy adult relationship with your adult offspring.
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