Brenda Garrison divides those disappointing decisions into categories: 1) your preferences, 2) foolish decisions, and 3) immoral or illegal decisions. Regardless of the category, we can control how we respond. She shares common mistakes that parents make that put a distance between them and their children. She candidly shares her own reaction errors and allows space for her young adult daughter to interject her thoughts and her side of the story so that maybe you can wrap your head around what your child may be thinking. A study guide at the back of the book also provokes further evaluation of the material with your own struggles.
Most important, Brenda Garrison is practical, showing you how to move forward building bridges instead of brick walls and exercising healthy boundaries. This book is full of illustrations and is a quick and easy read. Insightful and encouraging, this book is specifically geared toward parents of college-age/young adult children.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishing in exchange for my honest review.