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Between mother & daughter : a teenager and her mom share the secrets of a strong relationship
Ford, Judy, 1944-
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Berkeley, Calif. : Conari Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [1999]

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xvii, 275 pages ; 23 cm
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HQ755.85 .F677 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Written by family therapist and bestselling author Judy Ford and her nineteenyearold daughter Amanda, Between Mother & Daughter is geared toward both mothers and teenage girls who want to maintain or create healthy relationships during the tumultuous teen years. This book is proof of the benefit of positive parenting to empower mothers and daughters.

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Booklist Review

This book, written by a family therapist and her teenage daughter, is a how-to for mothers and daughters struggling with their relationship. The Fords discuss such things as working through a variety of issues, from boyfriends to body piercings. Although the easy, blanket answer to relationship problems is "communication," everyone knows it is easier to say than to do. This book gives equal time to both the mother's and the daughter's side in every issue and acknowledges that a strong, healthy relationship requires hard work. There are also exercises for mothers and daughters to do together and suggestions on how to start difficult discussions. A valuable tool, it should be on the bookshelf of every girl and every mother as they navigate the complex and touchy teen years. --Ellie Barta-Moran

Library Journal Review

Negotiating the mother-daughter relationship during the teenage years is nearly always challenging. Here Ford, a family counselor, and her daughter Amanda, a college student, share their insights into building a successful relationship. The book is jointly written, and the authors explore such issues as trust and freedom, talking about difficult subjects, and avoiding guilt trips, with a major emphasis on finding ways to stay connected even when disagreements arise. The promise of a mutually nurturing future relationship is held out as the reason and key to weathering the storms of the teenage years. Some of these insights are affected by Judy's role as a single parent, but much of the writing will strike a familiar note with all parents of teenage girls. Recommended for public libraries as good reading for both mothers and daughters.ÄKay L. Brodie, Chesapeake Coll., Wye Mills., MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.