New Books Worth a Look

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Here are some wonderful new books available that deserve a look.  I’ll break them up by our “Building Blocks.”

Love/Discipline/Empathy:

Mothering and Daughtering:  Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years by Eliza and Lil Reynolds.  This book reminds me a lot of Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld, in that it stresses the importance of the parent/child bond throughout all of childhood and that tension and hostility during the teens years are not inevitable.  This book is devoted to the mother/daughter relationship.  1/2 the book is read by mom and the other 1/2 by the daughter; the authors are a mom/daughter team.

Mothers Who Can’t Love:  A Healing Guide for Daughters by Susan Forward.  If you grew up with a distant, narcissistic, or abusive mother, you will benefit from this book — it will help you heal so you can become the mother you deserve to be.

Marriage:

Just Married:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Your Marriage by Greg and Lisa Popcak.  This is a much-needed guide for newly married couples so they can get off on the right foot, creating the kind of bond that will stand the test of time.

Radiant Faith:

Six Sacred Rules for Families:  A Spirituality of for the Home by Tim and Sue Muldoon.  This book gives great suggestions to real families, with real lives, in how to grow spiritually with our children.

 

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