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Publisher's Summary

We raise our children to be independent and lead fulfilling lives, but when they finally do, staying close becomes more complicated than ever. And for every bewildered mother who wonders why her children don't call, there is a frustrated son or daughter who just wants to be treated like a grownup. Now, renowned editor Jane Isay delivers the perfect gift to both parents and their adult children-real-life wisdom and advice on how to stay together without falling apart. Using extensive interviews with people from ages twenty-five to seventy, Isay shows that we're far from alone in our struggles to make this new, adult relationship work. She offers up groundbreaking insights and deeply moving stories that will inspire those in even the toughest situations. Isay's warmth and wit shines through as she charts an invaluable course through the confusing, and often painful, interactions parents and children can face. Walking on Eggshells is the much-needed road map that will keep you connected to the people you love most.
©2007 Jane Isay (P)2017 Tantor
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"The stories are heartwarming, and Isay recounts them with intelligence and compassion." Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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2 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca jackson on 03-01-18

unrealistic. I was in disbelief throughout the who

the whole book is about how we as mothers should rabo and beg forgiveness of our children's childhoods no matter how unrealistic our children are. Did not help me at all

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kimberley A Hays on 02-10-18

Wonderful

I’ve been searching for help on this topic for several years. I’ve been feeling alone with my struggles with my adult children in the 20’s, wasn’t sure if anyone else experienced these things and now after listening, I finally get the validation that it’s not just me. I could relate to many of these stories in one way or another. I would highly recommend this read for anyone dealing with children in their 20’s and 30’s as you make the transition and learn how to relate to your children at a new level.

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