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Mending the Broken Bond: The 90-Day Answer to Repairing Your Relationship with Your Child [Kindle Edition]

Frank Lawlis
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Bestselling author Dr. Frank Lawlis has provided thousands of parents with vital information they needed to confront their children?s challenges. With his newest book, he turns his attention and expertise to bridging the divides that can come between kids and their parents.

Mending the Broken Bond leads parents through a 90-day program of practical steps and action plans toward building?or rebuilding?a positive, loving, and healthy bond with their children. Whether parents are faced with toddlers throwing temper tantrums, ten-year-olds who prefer videogames to talking, or rebellious teenagers, Dr. Lawlis presents sound solutions to repair relationships and regain a meaningful and lasting connection with their children.

Dr. Frank Lawlis has been featured on Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, and Larry King Live.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Author and psychologist Lawlis (also an adviser on the Dr. Phil television show) presents a three-month program designed to "restore the two-way flow of love between parents and children." Initially, Lawlis helps to "identify the original causes of a 'difficult child,' " offering sound solutions-perhaps as simple as cutting back a manic schedule: "Children of all ages need downtime." Next, Lawlis methodically leads participants through a series of chapters that help uncover a family's unique challenges, strengths and weaknesses, which point the way forward. Each phase of the program includes helpful quizzes and exercises to aid participants in identifying problems and reshaping their roles, responses and relationships. Topics are varied and occasionally innovative, including "Sour Brain Phenomenon" ("those minds that are crippled by chemical pollution of one sort or another"), the importance of "Nurturing Meals," and "Natural Healing Powers" (touch, scent) that anyone can practice. At times the self-help vocabulary is a little cloying, (e.g., "Feel it and Then Heal It," "Relating Not Dictating"), but Lawlis' reassuring voice and fully-fleshed program, coupled with frequent examples of family success stories, offer effective ideas for disconnected families.
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“In the IQ Answer, Dr. Lawlis applies his groundbreaking research to help every one of us face life’s challenges with more strength and creativity than we ever thought possible.”
—Dr. Phil McGraw

“Exciting and empowering.”
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • File Size: 977 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (September 6, 2007)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W5MHY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid handbook on bonding with your children July 28, 2008
Parental love for a child is one of the strongest emotional bonds. However, love alone does not guarantee a healthy, solid relationship or a happy, confident and well-adjusted child. And isn't that what you want the most? Dr. Frank Lawlis shows you how to channel your love so that you can be a successful parent. Each chapter focuses on one of the 10 steps Lawlis suggests to build, reshape and strengthen the bonds between you and your child. His steps include learning effective communication, managing behavioral challenges, and developing the ability to cooperate, heal and forgive. The book overflows with helpful quizzes, exercises and real-life examples, adding structure and life to his advice. Although Lawlis crafts his plan to fit a 90-day schedule, getAbstract suggests that parents seeking guidance concentrate on the chapters that address their specific concerns.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave as a gift May 18, 2008
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Excellent companion to help with your parenting. I have given it to several people in my life who were struggling with reaching their child; age ranges 7-16 years. Much of the information can be self-applied. Great buy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST read for EVERY parent! March 7, 2012
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This book is a definite must read for any parent wanting to either improve or rescue their relationship with a child, or for those just starting out. I would highly recommend it for all new parents. It is easier to begin a healthy relationship than try to rescue it later. I have learned so much from this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing read January 28, 2014
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There was some interesting information in this book however overall, lightweight reading. Too slick with his fix-it solutions for families
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says. June 22, 2014
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Very to the point. It Seems to helped me a lot with my teenage Grandaughter. Highly recommend for anyone with a broken bond.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!!!! February 2, 2014
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Love it! Very impressive book for anyone who has children. Tells it like it is. Helps u recognize any sensory problems too!
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4.0 out of 5 stars So Far So Good... June 11, 2014
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Can really appreciate the way this book is written. Thank you! Dr. Frank Lewis comes across as a caring, real Man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book July 28, 2014
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What a great book! Dr Lawless knows his stuff. This have me a lot of help and knowledge.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by LJMurphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very interesting alot of good information. very helping to understand teenagers.
Published 5 months ago by Dianne Harrington
1.0 out of 5 stars Relationships
This book is probably the biggest rubbish I have read in half a century.
It has nothing to do with broken relationships, offers no serious or sensible advice. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Gatsby
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This was an item on the list of books a person wanted for a present. I did not read it and can only attest to the fact that it arrived on time.
Published on March 17, 2013 by R. Champagne
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift for daughter-in-law
This was one of the books that my daughter-in-law had suggested when I asked her what she would like for her birthday. She absolutely loves this book!
Published on January 4, 2013 by Cody & Chloe's mom
1.0 out of 5 stars BORING!!!
Just not my cup of tea, I guess... It was boring and I didn't find anything of value for me. Others might.
Published on January 3, 2013 by Patsy Elmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Mending the Broken Bond
This book arrived on a timely basis and was very helpful to my husband in dealing with our 20 year old son.
Published on January 1, 2013 by bbt
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible - author yells at his kids and offers lots of useless hints
One of the worst disappointments that I have ever read. A cardinal rule for anyone is that a parent should not yell at a child, nor should the parent yell at a spouse or others. Read more
Published on November 23, 2012 by Howard Davy
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