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Posted by:Ken Sutton--Sunday, January 07, 2007

I have had several books recommended to me in the past couple of weeks that I want to share with you. What books have you read that you have found helpful and would like to share with others? Please leave a comment or drop me an email with a full review and I will post it. Note - the links are to Amazon.com. If you buy used books you can get all three of these for less than $10, two of them are less than $1 each. We do not have any financial relationship with Amazon.com.

The first book “70 x 7 and Beyond: Mystery of the Second Chance” by Monty Christensen, Roberta L. Kehle was recommend by a parent at the group this week. She gave it to her child as a Christmas present and said it was well received and served to spark some interesting discussion.

The second book is “Back in Control” by Gregory Bodenhamer. The PSST group has used this book in the past and I was curious about it. The author, a California PO, shares his tips and wisdom for controlling difficult children. His solutions are elegantly simple and easy to put into practice. Worth the read.

The third one is a book that I wish someone had given me when I first learned my child was an addict, “Addictive Thinking” by Dr. Abraham J. Twerski the founder and medical director emeritus of Gateway Rehab. Twerski shares the wisdom he has gained in a way that answers so many questions for parents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two books that helped me identify myself as being too codependent with my addict and also helped me be strong enough to get free of enabling were:
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Boundaries by Townsend and Cloud

free to borrow at any library


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