Summary of Mending the Broken Bond

The 90-Day Answer to Developing a Loving Relationship with Your Child

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Mending the Broken Bond book summary
Like John Lennon said, “Love is the Answer.” Dr. Frank Lawlis shows you how to forge tender bonds with your children.


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Parental love for a child is one of the strongest emotional bonds. However, love alone does not guarantee a healthy, solid relationship or a happy, confident and well-adjusted child. And isn’t that what you want the most? Dr. Frank Lawlis shows you how to channel your love so that you can be a successful parent. Each chapter focuses on one of the 10 steps Lawlis suggests to build, reshape and strengthen the bonds between you and your child. His steps include learning effective communication, managing behavioral challenges, and developing the ability to cooperate, heal and forgive. The book overflows with helpful quizzes, exercises and real-life examples, adding structure and life to his advice. Although Lawlis crafts his plan to fit a 90-day schedule, getAbstract suggests that parents seeking guidance concentrate on the chapters that address their specific concerns.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use love to develop strong, healthy relationships with your children
  • What stumbling blocks inhibit the flow of love and how to remove them
  • How to develop an action plan for creating, renewing and strengthening bonds with your children.


The Love Connection
Almost without exception, parents love their children. Yet resentment, anger, unfulfilled expectations, disappointment and frustration can hinder the exchange of love, and problems may arise. While people have the innate ability to love, it does not necessarily come...
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About the Author

Dr. Frank Lawlis is psychologist, researcher and counselor with more than 35 years of experience working with parents and children. He is the author of the two bestsellers, The ADD Answer and The IQ Answer.

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