UNDERSTANDING YOUR PARENTS by Ernest Osborne

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PARENTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For those worried moments when teen age feelings about parents begin to splinter up into a variety of emotions from despair to resentment to embarassment to shame, this may help. It is a short book but the information it contains is sound. After an introductory chapter on general tenets people must live by when living together, comes an immediate statement of the basic difficulties of being a parent- that one must forbid where one loves, be continually responsible, etc. To clarify further a parent's position, explanations follow of the elements in their own lives that influence the way they think and act now (such as what told them to do) as well as some of the faults they can have (such as trying to live through their children). From then on material is oriented-towards amelioration in its illustration of specific instances that have to do with money, parental friendship, minor irritations and the amounts of control in the matter of happy teen age living. Breaking the apron strings is important and comes in for discussion too. A book that may turn some emotional blind alleys into through streets.

Pub Date: Nov. 3rd, 1956
Publisher: Association