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Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents

Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents

by Allison Bottke, Carol Kent

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This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones.

Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage—and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text.

A tough–love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y.—a six–step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives.

  • S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money
  • A = Assemble a Support Group
  • N = Nip Excuses in the Bud
  • I = Implement Rules/Boundaries
  • T = Trust Your Instincts
  • Y = Yield Everything to God

Foreword by Carol Kent (When I Lay My Isaac Down)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736976688
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Allison Bottke is the award-winning author of the acclaimed Setting Boundaries® series, which includes Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children, Setting Boundaries with Your Aging Parents, Setting Boundaries with Difficult People, Setting Boundaries with Food, Setting Boundaries for Women, and The Young Women’s Guide to Setting Boundaries. She is the founder of the SANITY Support Group, an outreach based on the Setting Boundaries® series (more than 150,000 sold). Her other books include the God Answers Prayers series, and she is the founder and general editor of more than a dozen volumes in the popular God Allows U-Turns® anthology. She has written or edited more than 30 nonfiction and fiction books, and is a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs. Allison lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


Winner of the Selah Award for Best Book of the Year for Setting Boundaries with Food in 2013

Table of Contents

Foreword   Carol Kent     9
Why I Had to Write This Book     13
The Parent as Enabler
"But I'm Only Trying to Help"     27
Why We Enable, and Why We Must Stop     41
Get Smart and Take Action!     61
"But Deep Down He's Really a Good Kid"     71
The Power of Love and Forgiveness     85
The Six Steps to SANITY
"S"-STOP Your Own Negative Behavior     101
"A"-ASSEMBLE a Support Group     111
"N"-NIP Excuses in the Bud     117
"I"-IMPLEMENT Rules and Boundaries     127
"T"-TRUST Your Instincts     137
"Y"-YIELD Everything to God     143
Developing an Action Plan     153
Considering the Consequences     171
Other Vital Issues     185
When Drugs and/or Alcohol Are Involved
When Your Child Is Disabled
When Your Adult Child Is a College Student
When Little Children Are Involved
When Blended Families Come Together
Epilogue     199
Resources     209
Notes     213