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I Thought I'd Be Done by Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace Paperback – March 6, 2012


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  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Perfect Bound Marketing (March 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939614015
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939614018
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,582,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was so full of help and great advice for dealing with adult children.
J. Krig
This book offers hope for those of us with adult children - even those parents who are blessed with having great relationships with their children already.
Karen L
Wendy Boorn's non-judgmental voice and story telling ability make this book a new favorite of mine!
DebiDebi

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie Yarrow on April 24, 2013
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I am appreciating this author's book! Her writing is excellent and the subject matter pertinent. As I've been reading it, I've earmarked pages I want to share with others and pages to reread myself. I've also started a mental list of who I'll be showing this book and suggesting they purchase a copy for themselves. This author's work is much needed and will be a blessing to many! The time, effort, energy, and diligence she's put into "I Thought I'd Be Done By Now" is worth it for those who thought it was just them is this kind of situation. Thank you to the author for being one who understands -- and for breaking the path for those who are trying to understand the difficult situations in which they are finding themselves with their adult children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John P on April 11, 2013
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While most parenting literature deals with infant through teen years, this book is all about the more permanent state of adult parents' ongoing interactions with their adult children. A very interesting book that is especially well written, in vignette format, that would find a useful place in most adult parents' self-improvement libraries. The author is extremely knowledgeable and conveys this through real-life stories of her own experience as well as the experiences of her many clients.

The title is misleading as this book is essential for not only Mothers, but also Fathers! The examples discussed will help me in the relationships with my entire family, both up and down the family tree. Hooray to Wendy Boorn for writing this and I look forward to future editions!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Dilley on May 20, 2013
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I Thought I'd Be Done by Now is an excellent resource of encouragement and compassion for mothers of adult children. When a child reaches adulthood, it is common for a mother to judge herself as parent based on the choices her daughter or son make. It is easy to forget how each of us had to find our way and to feel immediately responsible for the choices our adult children make. In 183 lessons of insight, encouragement and instruction, Wendy Boorn, M.C. LPC offers practical ideas on what to do in 183 different situations. This book is a great read, not a moment of laborious background, but clear, concise direction in the here and now. I enjoyed Lessons from the Porcupines and The Compulsion to Illuminate. If you are suffering from Mother's guilt or distressed about the decisions your adult children then this is the book for you. Order it right now and let go of your old stuff and transform your relationship with your adult children today. Robin B. Dilley PhD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen L on April 28, 2013
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"I Thought I'd Be DONE by Now" is a beautiful compilation of concise, profound "love lessons" that we can use to remold our thinking as parents. The end result is improved, vital, and healthy relationships with our children. This book offers hope for those of us with adult children - even those parents who are blessed with having great relationships with their children already. We learn to show our love to them in a variety of healthy ways that are probably not what we were taught, and amazingly, bring us peace as our relationship improves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marjorie H. Goldstein on April 23, 2013
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Each page of this book is a gift. The mixture of love, humor and wisdom carries through each story. I love the fabric Wendy has created with her own experiences and those of others topped off with her professional advice and a quote. I learn something new each time I read. Adultchildhood experiences are tough waters to navigate and Wendy has given us tools to hang on and let go all at the same time. Now there is a life preserver to save us from ourselves!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DebiDebi on April 18, 2013
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Thank you Wendy Boorn for taking on a little explored topic that effects so many people, parenting adult children. Some self help books get bogged down in the minutiae but this book gives wonderful insight in bite size, easy to read pieces. The stories and the wisdom imparted were very helpful and I find myself going back to certain passages to solidify the lessons I learned here. Wendy Boorn's non-judgmental voice and story telling ability make this book a new favorite of mine!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Krig on September 12, 2013
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This book was so full of help and great advice for dealing with adult children. The author is very compassionate and has real workable tools for improving those important relationships.
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Once a mother, always a mother. My Grandmother, while in her 90s still worried about "the children."
In this fine book, Wendy Boorn has acknowledged the concerns we still have though our children are now adults.
She has given us a voice, let us know we are not alone,
and pointed the way to happier, more satisfying relationships. Thank you, Wendy.
Anne Lackey
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