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Book Summary: Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents – How to Heal from Difficult, Rejecting, or Self-involved Parents

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents (2015) exposes the negative impacts that many adults face as the result of growing up with distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents. From demystifying the behavior of emotionally immature caregivers to providing practical tools for personal growth, it’s a step-by-step guide to healing old wounds and embracing a more positive …

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Book Summary: How to Begin – Start Doing Something That Matters

Do you have a goal in mind but struggle with getting started? Or are you more like a “serial beginner” who keeps starting new projects and then abandons them a short while later? Regardless of what category you fall into, HOW you start matters! “You want to shake things up and make a difference. You …

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Book Summary: We Need to Talk – How to Have Conversations That Matter

In a world filled with emails, texts, tweets, and posts, it’s easy to forget that face-to-face conversations are even an option. “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter” is a great reminder that talking and listening to each other can create personal connections and even solve problems. In this book summary, you’ll …

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Book Summary: Conversations Worth Having – Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Conversations Worth Having (2018) looks at the power of conversation in our lives and what we can do to communicate more productively at work, in our relationships, and in the community. Drawing on real-life stories and scientifically based theories, it illustrates how we can improve organizations and lives using the principle of Appreciative Inquiry – …

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Book Summary: Good Inside – A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be

Good Inside (2022) offers hope to parents who feel helpless when it comes to managing conflict in their homes. More than parenting, it’s about loving yourself and extending that love to your children. Dr. Becky rejects traditional reward and punishment strategies, instead encouraging parents to seek understanding with their children while still maintaining healthy boundaries.

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Book Summary: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families – Creating Powerful & Positive Relationships Within the Family

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (1997) was written by Stephen R. Covey with, as he says, “such a passion . . . because family is what I care about most.” It’s a very personal book that talks about how the author, his wife, and nine children apply each of the habits in their …

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