Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents
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If you have an adult child (or grandchild) whose life is one crisis after another and you find yourself constantly caught up in the drama, author Allison Bottke shows you the way out. Using the acronym S.A.N.I.T.Y., she encourages parents to take a tough-love approach in dealing with their dysfunctional adult children. Written by the author of the popular "God Allows U-Turns" series. A Focus on the Family Recommendation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0736921354
ISBN-13: 9780736921350

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Publisher's Description

This important and compassionate new book from the creator of the successful God Allows U-Turns series will help parents and grandparents of the many adult children who continue to make life painful for their loved ones.

Writing from firsthand experience, Allison identifies the lies that kept her, and ultimately her son in bondage—and how she overcame them. Additional real life stories from other parents are woven through the text.

A tough–love book to help readers cope with dysfunctional adult children, Setting Boundaries® with Your Adult Children will empower families by offering hope and healing through S.A.N.I.T.Y.—a six–step program to help parents regain control in their homes and in their lives.

  • S = STOP Enabling, STOP Blaming Yourself, and STOP the Flow of Money
  • A = Assemble a Support Group
  • N = Nip Excuses in the Bud
  • I = Implement Rules/Boundaries
  • T = Trust Your Instincts
  • Y = Yield Everything to God

Foreword by Carol Kent (When I Lay My Isaac Down)

Author Bio

Allison Bottke is the award-winning author of the acclaimed Setting Boundaries® series, which includes Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children, Setting Boundaries with Your Aging Parents, Setting Boundaries with Difficult People, Setting Boundaries with Food, Setting Boundaries for Women, and The Young Women’s Guide to Setting Boundaries. She is the founder of the SANITY Support Group, an outreach based on the Setting Boundaries® series (more than 150,000 sold). Her other books include the God Answers Prayers series, and she is the founder and general editor of more than a dozen volumes in the popular God Allows U-Turns® anthology. She has written or edited more than 30 nonfiction and fiction books, and is a frequent guest on national radio and TV programs. Allison lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.


Winner of the Selah Award for Best Book of the Year for Setting Boundaries with Food in 2013

Editorial Reviews

"If you've experienced the sweet relief of sudden shade after foolishly attempting to cross scorching hot pavement barefoot, expect the same sweet emotional comfort from Bottke's book."
Marion Bond West, author of Praying for My Life

"Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children is packed full of practical, useable, workable ideas and is a welcome tool for parents of grown children, and parents in pain. I know many families will be helped, and many parents will feel like their sanity and their life has been given back to them."
Pam Farrel, bestselling author of Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti and The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make

"Allison Bottke's transparent writing jumped off the pages and into my heart. I didn't feel looked down on or preached to while reading. Instead, I experienced a bond with a woman who has the guts to show us, 'This is where I've been. This is how crazy it got. We don't have to live this way.' She puts those beautiful life-changing Twelve Steps back inside me where they belong."
Julie Garmon, freelance writer

"From the opening pages of this book, readers know Allison Bottke understands firsthand the struggle which parents have setting boundaries with their adult children. This book combines the personal stories from Allison with practical hands-on help to escape the insanity and move toward hope and healing. She mixes her own heart-stirring experiences with sage advice from many others. This book is easy to read and yet for some will involve tears. It is a much needed resource that hopefully counselors and many others will read, then recommend to others."
W. Terry Whalin, author of more than 60 books

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Setting boundaries with your adult children
    January 6, 2017
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This was one of the best books on boundaries , based on biblical scriptures . Excellent. A mother's heartbreaking story of her addicted son, and how to set Godly boundaries.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great title
    April 13, 2016
    Hope restored and assurance given for this singke parent.
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Practical and freeing information for parents about setting boundaries for adult children.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Informative Book on Tough Parenting
    March 24, 2016
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I'm a single male parent. I thought I was trying to make up for all of the things that our son may have/would have received if my former wife and I remained married. Although, our son did not become involved in drugs or alcohol addiction, it was rampant in the family. I still raised him in a way that I enabled him in many choices. To me it's kind of weird, he is currently in his second year of graduate school for Clinical Psychology, specializing in children and adolescents. Yet, he has/does mimic the same qualities as described in this book. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book because it has helped me to become a more Christ-centered parent. It has shown me that my parenting is still not done, even though he is twenty-three (23) years old. Thank you for sharing your struggles with me and the world!
  4. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
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    Setting Boundaries With your Adult Children
    November 1, 2014
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    excellent reference for those dealing with addictions to drugs especially. i have given copies of it to many people who have commented on it's positive impact and for me also as I have been dealing with a drug addicted nephew.

    My brother and sister-in-law and niece praise it for having enabled them to get "on the same tract" in managing their enabling issues with their son. They are trying to 'let go and let God " and in my opinion are better for it.
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    gives you a strategy
    June 7, 2013
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    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    IM still reading the book, the application of it will be telling about myself
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