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El Factor Mama [Paperback]

By Henry Cloud (Author) & John Townsend (Author)
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SPANISH EDITION. No one has influenced the person you are today as much as your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your world view, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image? your life. How can you identify areas that need reshaping, make positive choices for personal change, and establish a balanced, mature relationship with Mom today? In this book, Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend steer you down a path of discovery and growth beyond the effects of six common mothering styles.

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EL FACTOR MAMA ELLA LA FORMO DE MANERAS QUE LAS SORPRENERIAN A LAS DOS Ninguna otra persona influyo tanto como su mama en lo que usted es hoy. La manera en que enfrento sus necesidades cuando en su ninez modelo sus puntos de vista, sus relaciones, su matrimonio, su carrera, su imagen personal su vida. Como identificaria los aspectos que necesita transformar, tomaria decisiones positivas hacia un cambio personal y estableceria una relacion madura y balanceada con su mama hoy? En El factor mama, los doctores Henry Cloud y John Townsend le guian hacia un camino de descubrimiento y crecimiento que va mas alla de los efectos de seis estilos comunes de crianza: La mama fantasma La mama muneca de porcelana La mama controladora La mama trofeo La mama jefa La mama tarjeta de creditoBarbara Johnson Directora, Spatula Ministries Ministerios Espatula]"

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Vida
Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.68"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 9, 2002
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Series  07/08/2009  
ISBN  0829722858  
ISBN13  9780829722857  
UPC  025986722852  

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More About Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Henry Cloud Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, psychologist, co-host of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and co-founder of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is the author of many books, as well as co-author of the 2003 Retailers Choice Award-winning God Will Make a Way and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries (over 1 million copies sold). He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California, andlives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles."

Henry Cloud currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.

Henry Cloud has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Fox Faith
  2. What to Do When You Don't Know

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Relationships
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Family

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Speedy shipping Good condition  Dec 11, 2009
I received the item much sooner than anticipated and the condition was very good. Thank you!
some good ideas and insight  May 5, 2008
I read this book primarily to study and implement what was written about "The Phantom Mom". The information was satisfactory and insightful, but I thought that perhaps more could be said about the solution phase or implementing the plans of action. The symptoms the authors gave were spot on. I grew up without a mother and the symptoms of having a phantom mom were so fitting that it looked like I was reading my life story. Basically, the only solution the authors suggest is to seek out friends who have what one has missed growing up without a mother. It's overly simplified because as was mentioned in the book people like me who've grown up without a mom have severe relational problems. What I think should have been emphasized about the phantom mom offspring is that we should practice eliciting what we want from others more (i.e. warmth and empathy, nonintrusiveness, mutual dependency, honesty).

Overall, it's a good book and if one has intentions on working hard to transform themselves then it can work but don't expect change to happen overnight nor should you just use this book as the only reference.
not so sure  Apr 6, 2008
At first I was excited about this book. Now, I am not so sure. I think they are ignoring the cultural bias we have in america towards independence from family. Their work does not seem to be based on clinical research, but just experience in therapy. Many of the outcomes are the same.... anxiety, depression. There are many reasons for one to experience such difficulties, not just mom. The book contributes to the mom bashing we already hear about in therapy. It does call for some responsibility on the reader's part to change, but not enough. Aren't we supposed to honor our parents? They do not operate in a vacuum. We helped create our own existence. Wondering how biblical this book is really.... It really is just a pop psychology book with little substance to back it. It may be helpful for some self awareness, but like I said.... not so sure.
Its alright  May 30, 2007
I think this book will be great for some people, but it really didn't help me all that much. The different mothers hardly applied to my situation with my own mother. The controlling chapter fit a little bit, but all it talked about was "learning to say no" and finding your identity. I was the one who rebelled, and I held onto my identity very well. The mothers in this book were much more loving than mine was. It would have been nice if they talked about mothers who were verbally, emotionally, and physically abusive. Where's the "Bi-Polar Mom" in this book?? From a real young age (around 7) I teamed up with God determined to turn out just fine. I even grew up setting my own boundries & parented myself (ex: I wouldn't allow myself to see PG13 movies until I was 13... my mom however could have cared less). I read this in attempt to understand why my mother does the things she does. I've tried to reconcile with my mother, but she refuses to have a relationship with me at all. My mother has resented me since childhood, and even now shes in an imaginary war with me. I'll probably give the book to one of my friends or sell it to half-price books.
Understand your mom, and yourself as a mom!  Mar 7, 2007
I picked up this book to help me deal with my elderly mother. I had an abusive upbringing and need to come to terms with it. This book was awesome! It doesn't blame the mother at all, but gives help to the adult child on how to compensate for what mom didn't have to give. It was also invaluable to me to see mistakes I am making with my own children, and how to correct them. I will say, the book does get pretty deep into psychology...some parts are a difficult read.

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