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“Got conflict? Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum have a book that will help you understand the challenges and transitions of the mother-daughter relationship. With meticulous research, personal vulnerability, and ‘right-on’ wisdom, they reveal tools that bring resolution, understanding, and transformation to complicated relationships. Don’t be surprised if you recognize a version of your own story in this not-to-be-missed book. You’ll find answers that produce positive results.”
—CAROL KENT, speaker and author of When I Lay My Isaac Down
“Mother-Daughter Duet is a wonderful book, a story told from the heart, full of ideas on how to connect in loving, healthy ways with our daughters and even our daughters-in-law.”
—JENNIFER ROTHSCHILD, speaker and author of Lessons I Learned in the Dark
“We shared Mother-Daughter Duet around our office, and we all gained help and hope for relationships with daughters, daughters-in-law, and our own mothers! Thanks for a very honest practical read.”
—PAM FARREL, relationship specialist, international speaker, and author of more than thirty books
“Disarmingly honest and inspiring, this amazing book will become your trusted guide through the mysterious waters in your own motherdaughter relationship. If you’ve ever been tempted to drive four hundred miles to take your sad daughter to lunch, or felt the need to escape your mom’s presence abruptly, or hide dark emotions from an overly concerned mom, you’ll love the honest insights in the section, ‘A Daughter’s Perspective.’ This book will bring hope for now and help for the uncharted relational territory to come.”
—LESLIE PARROTT, founder of Realrelationships.com and author of You Matter More Than You Think
“Mother-Daughter Duet is a helpful and wise resource for those struggling with mother-daughter relationship issues. I gleaned some great tips that will help me be a better friend to my adult daughter.”
—LESLIE VERNICK, licensed counselor, speaker, and author of Lord, I Just Want to be Happy and The Emotionally
Posted March 18, 2010
What an inspirational book Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum have written to help moms and daughters connect with one another. We live in a culture that can easily divide parents and their children but it is crucial that the family bond maintain a priority above all else, especially between mothers and daughters. A down-to-earth, positive read for moms and daughters of any age.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 7, 2010
Even though I felt, "been there-done that" when I entered this book, I still found informative thoughts and ideas for getting along with my own daughters. With each chapter, both Cheri and Ali share their views, struggles and success as they find the middle ground with their relationship. That place where we see both sides. This is a book that can encourage mothers of all ages, even mothers of sons as I recognized quickly that the issues that Cheri and Ali faced are not specifically targeted to one gender. When raising my own girls, I found myself doing some of the same "mistakes" that Cheri admits to.
I encourage all mothers and daughters alike, read this insightful book! Your relationship will gain strength as you discover that place of understanding of each others hearts and needs.
Posted March 5, 2010
I enjoyed this book and the truth it spoke of the ever changing dynamics of the relationship between a Mother and Daughter. As our daughters mature and set out on their own adult journey it can be a stressful time for us as mothers. I think this book is a must have . It is easy to read, very enjoyable and has many helpful insights and real life examples of how we can strengthen our relationships with our daughters or maybe even our own mothers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 5, 2010
Vertical Reach = 4
Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum open the windows into their need for and dependence on God as an integral part of their lives.
Ministry Message = 3
Nothing new or groundbreaking with the message of love, understanding and respect as the cornerstone for a good relationship between parent and style but a fresh approach by sharing the dynamics of a relationship from the mother and daughters perspective.
Craft = 4
Fuller and Plum are both writers and well familiar with the mechanics of writing. A solid job of research, scripture and inviting tone throughout the work.
Aesthetics = 3
Nice colors, crisp photo not something I'd stop for in a book store but still nice albeit a bit plain.
Dollar$ and $ense - 3.5
If you're looking for practical and spiritual guidelines to a solid relationship with your adult daughter this book is a good fit.
Posted March 3, 2010
This book is written by a Mother~daughter team. I was concerned about how this book would apply itself to me, as I am raising two boys but I found the general concepts highlighted in this book can be applied to raising both sons and daughters. I liked the honesty and practical advice found within this book. Several passages really spoke to me; especially the one about "letting go". Not so easy for us to do but oh so important for our kids!
Many thanks to Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing for providing me the opportunity to review this book.
Posted March 1, 2010
When your daughter was born, you had a thousand hopes and dreams for her.including that one day you'd be best friends.
But as life unfolds, even the best intentions go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction and frustration. Thankfully, a harmonious relationship with your daughter is possible.
Written by a mother and daughter who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship, this book helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughter 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.
What I value most from this book is how the reader can view this, either from a mom wanting to secure that kind of relationship with her daughter someday or as a adult daughter looking for a way to secure that kind of relationship with her mother. I saw it both ways, initially from a mother with an upcoming adult daughter at 16 as well as how to repair the relationship I have currently with my own mom.
The principles in the book allow you to see things from both sides because you view it from a mothers side of things as well as how the daughter views that same situation. The book takes you through church attendance, communication, marriage, child birth, the empty nest and how moms fail to take care of ourselves long after our kids are gone. We never stop being moms!
A great book and one I would highly recommend to any one who is a mom, a daughter or in laws, to those that counsel relationships, it would be a valuable tool to use in making those relationships better.
I received this complimentary copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group to review, and if you would like more information on how to obtain a copy of this book please click on the link below.
Posted February 27, 2010
Filled with personal anecdotes and based on several basic principles (letting go; listening; respect; setting boundaries; and more), Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms repair the breach so that daughters want to draw close The mother-daughter dynamic is intense, personal, complex, and unique. But mothers and daughters can achieve mutual respect and learn to celebrate their differences when they learn the two-part harmony of the mother-daughter duet.
Somethings I learned, that I didn't realize in mother-daughter relationships:
* when teen and adult daughters storm and critique their mothers, it is often because they are so close to their mothers that they feel they have to push her away in order to separate enough to stand on their own, because what they really want is to curl up in her lap as they did when they were younger
* mothers sometimes pass their own hurts with their mothers and lives onto their children without meaning to and that can cause friction. This is where the concept of "women pledge to raise their daughters differently, only to find that their daughters grow up and fervently pledge the same thing!"
* mothers have to let go of their expectations with their teens/adult children and embrace their daughters unique looks- when your daughter asks "what do you think?" she's not asking for advice, she's asking for your blessing.
* there's an internal battle in daughters that causes them to not act as civilly, sweet or overtly grateful when they should, when they feel they are failing to meet their mother's expectation. We get frustrated with feeling we're letting down the 1 person we crave affirmation from, and act out like adolescents. When told what they are doing right and how much they are loved, daughters tend to be able to bridge the gap back to getting close with their mothers.
This must should be given to every new mom of a daughter! SERIOUSLY. Reading this will help you in your relations with YOUR mother and with your daughter as she grows and matures.
Posted March 2, 2010
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