By Connie Dawson & Jean Illsley Clarke

Growing Up Again
Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children

Hazelden: Center City MN, 1998

Growing Up Again is a valuable book for parents who wish to change the pattern of parenting learned in their own childhood from their own parents. What is healthy? Exploring a continuum of both nurturance and structure, the authors help parents recognize how extremes – rigid criticism vs marshmellow abandonment, abuse vs overindulgence – teach children unhealthy lessons about the world as well as themselves. This is a great resource for those who wish to explore how to balance nurture and structure in parenting their own children.

~ Stephen Douglas, 2004