Mothering and Daughtering: Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years (Paperback)

Keeping Your Bond Strong Through the Teen Years

By Eliza Reynolds, Sil Reynolds

Sounds True, 9781604078855, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

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Description

Mothers and daughters share, and want, a bond for life--one that can remain positive and grow stronger with each passing year. Sil and Eliza Reynolds have designed a set of tools to assist you in nurturing that bond. If you're locked in a clash of wills or fear the prospect of getting into one, with Mothering and Daughtering you can learn how to build the foundation for a deep and lasting relationship that is a source of support, joy, and love throughout your lives.Offering you two breakthrough guides in one, Mothering and Daughtering was created to help you find and protect the unique treasure that is your relationship. For moms, Sil addresses the central task of stopping the cycle of separation and anxiety that plagues so many, drawing on her clinical expertise to nurture the skills of listening, boundary setting, mirroring, containing, and more. Turn the book over, and Eliza shares empowering advice to teens looking to keep it real with Mom while also finding strength in their own intuition, friendships, and dreams. Packed with practical exercises, activities, and lifesaving insights gleaned from Sil and Eliza's workshops, Mothering and Daughtering explores these essential topics and more:
  • Your best friend known as your intuitionNavigating the treacherous territories of comparison, performance, and perfectionismDispelling the rejection mythSex, positive discipline, and how to prevent a technological take-overWinning the body love battleHealing your emotional legacyHumor, truth, trust, and love--instead of trying to be perfectRepairing ruptures and getting to the bottom of misunderstandingsLocating your fundamental bond that always connects you beneath your daily squabbles
"No one, nowhere, connects just like you," write Sil and Eliza. Whether you are already thriving in your relationship or merely surviving, Mothering and Daughtering is an indispensable resource to honor and strengthen that one-of-a-kind connection through the years ahead.


About the Author

Eliza ReynoldsEliza Reynolds currently attends Brown University, where she is studying developmental and social psychology, gender studies, political science, dance, and nonfiction writing. Along with a small and diverse group of teenage girls, Eliza recently served as an advisor to Eve Ensler's I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Lives of Girls Around the World (Villard, 2010). Eliza was a peer-counselor throughout high school and an S.O.S. trained educator for Planned Parenthood. She continued to use these skills working in Providence city schools as a sexual health educator. For more about Sil and Eliza, please visit motheringanddaughtering.com.Sil ReynoldsSil Reynolds, RN is a therapist in private practice specializing in family medicine, women's health, and eating disorders. A graduate of Brown University and Pace University Graduate School of Nursing, Sil did post-graduate work with the renowned Jungian analyst and author Marion Woodman and completed Woodman's three-year BodySoul Rhythms(c) Leadership Training. Sil has brought her expertise to the Women's Institute at Omega, where she has been an advisor and a workshop leader in the annual Women and Power conferences.
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