Nobody's Baby Now: Reinventing Your Adult Relationship with Your Mother and Father

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This breakthrough book provides insight into your own family dynamics.

It provides the tools to keep disagreements to a minimum, turn intolerable situations around, and transform your adult child-parent relationship into a mature, supportive, and loving connection. Why bother? Because how you relate to your parents is probably how your children will treat you when they are grownups.

Nobody’s Baby Now proves that it’s never too late or too difficult to break destructive patterns and tells you exactly how to do it. Situations, specific suggestions and checklists deal with everything from minor annoyances and pet peeves to long held grudges.

Each chapter takes on a different but common cause of strife including:

  • dealing with parents’ meddlesome or controlling behaviors
  • getting parents to accept the person you love
  • establishing comfortable boundaries
  • addressing time pressures
  • coping with money issues
  • accepting parents’ new partners, stepfamilies, and blended families
  • handling in-law jealousies
  • understanding how sibling problems affect your relationship with parents
  • making independent career decisions and more


Praise for Nobody’s Baby Now

“Want to deal with your parents as one grown-up to another? Clear, clever and sensible, Nobody’s Baby Now guides you over the inevitable potholes that mark this journey. Watch out, though: Follow Susan Newman’s advice and you may end up, well friends!”
Myron Gessner, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Nobody’s Baby Now is full of insights and sensible solutions to help us understand and deal with the hurts, dilemmas and tensions that so often arise between adult children and their parents. Newman’s wise and practical approaches promise less guilt-ridden, more compatible relationships with even the most difficult parents.”
Susan Ginsberg, Ed.D., Editor & Publisher

“I love this book. It’s a must-read for any independent adult who wants to maintain or to build a healthy, balanced relationship with their parents (and in-laws) despite any challenges. This book offers hope with its practical solutions that can be tailored to a wide variety of family situations. The book provides a blue-print for forming an adult friendship with parents that can help prevent regrets in the future and bring more joy for everyone.”
Kim Seidel, Associate Editor, Coulee Parenting Connection

“A superb survival guide for all adults seeking a better understanding of and a more rewarding relationship with their parents.”
Joshua Piven, author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook

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