Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mother-Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller & Ali Plum

Book Summery: Written by a mother and daughter who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship, Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughters want to walk through it. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on proven principles, each chapter offers timeless wisdom as well as a daughter's perspective. Often these principles apply to daughters-in-law as well.

My Review:
This book was very interesting to in the fact that I have a college age daughter, that is in community college right now and still at home, and also a newer teenage daughter in the house. When I saw it come up for review I jumped on it because I want to keep the mother/daughter lines of communication open. This book was very enlighten as to hour to build a life long friendship with my daughters. Some of the things that are discussed in this book were:

  • learning to let go of your daughter
  • learning to respect your daughter
  • learning to believe in your daughter
  • learning to listen to your daughter
  • learning to take care of yourself
  • learning the effects of forgiveness

Fuller and Plum give ways to connect or in some cases reconnect as a mother/daughter team. There were also ideas given on how to stay connected. Releasing your adult children is the hardest work of motherhood and this book has some equipment in it to help us in the letting go process. This book focuses on commonalities we have as women and discusses some of the generational issues. When we understand our daughter's generation we can better relate to each other. We need to be able to get on their turf. Each chapter has the mother's perspective, daughter's perspective and a two part harmony. is followed with discussion questions to help apply that which was discussed in the chapter. Maybe you aren't a mother, but everyone is a daughter so this book could help you in your relationship with your own mother. There are ideas for fostering and improving communication in the relationship. The author's will get you thinking and hold your attention. The information they present is very easy to read and digest and appealing to any that would love to have a better relationship with their mother or their daughter(s). I would recommend this book.

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A copy of this book was provided for review by WMPG.


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