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Introduction: Did You Grow up with Unhealthy Control?

Part One: Naming the Problem

bulletChapter 1: Healthier Parenting Versus Controlling Parenting
bulletChapter 2: Smothering Parenting: Life Under a Microscope
bulletChapter 3: Depriving Parenting: Playing "Take Away"
bulletChapter 4: Perfectionistic Parenting: A Place for Everything
bulletChapter 5: Cultlike Parenting: Obedience with a Missionary Zeal
bulletChapter 6: Chaotic Parenting: Life in the Quicksand Lane
bulletChapter 7: Using Parenting: "Me-First" Child Raising
bulletChapter 8: Abusing Parenting: "Do It Or Else" Child Raising
bulletChapter 9: Childlike Parenting: "Can't-Do" Child Raising

Part Two: Understanding the Problem

bulletChapter 10: How Overcontrol Works
bulletChapter 11: Putting It All Together: Meet Your Internalized Parents
bulletChapter 12: The Adult-life Legacies of Growing up Controlled
bulletChapter 13: Letting Go of the Legacies
bulletChapter 14: Why Parents Overcontrol
bulletChapter 15: Controllers' Fears

Part Three: Solving the Problem

bullet Step One -- Emotionally Leaving Home
bulletChapter 16: Separating from Unhealthy Family Ties
bullet Step Two --Bringing Balance to Your Relationship with Your Parents
bulletChapter 17: How Can I Set Healthier Boundaries with My Parents?
bulletChapter 18: Should I Confront My Parents?
bulletChapter 19: Can I Forgive My Parents?
bulletChapter 20: Can I Accept My Parents?
bulletChapter 21: Should I Reduce or Break Contact with My Parents?
bulletChapter 22: Family Quandaries
bullet Step Three -- Redefining Your Life
bulletChapter 23: Nine Powerful Paths for Growth and Healing
bulletChapter 24: Making Meaning

Review: The Book in a Nutshell

From If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Take Your Place in the World. Published by HarperCollins. Copyright Dan Neuharth, Ph.D. All rights reserved.

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