Because My Mother Did It!
by Shana Rhinehart
Because My Mother Did It!: Resolve Relationship Communication Issues & Heal the Generation Gap Kindle Edition...Free With Kindle Unlimited.
The Generation Gap is a much misunderstood concept. What is a generation? What is in this gap? Why does it haunt our families so much? Originally entitled, “Unto the Generations”, this book answers these questions and many more.
My journey to discover the meaning of generations began at my kitchen table. My family was having major miscommunication fueled drama. We did not understand each other and felt separated from each other. This was not the family experience I dreamed of and wanted more for my family.
I saw this huge hole in my family experience and I decided that it was not acceptable. I had to fix this, so my children would have a much better family life and childhood than I did.
So, I took a stand. I undertook a journey to discover real solutions and to truly understand the underlying cause.
Along the way, I found many solutions to parenting for moms and parenting for dads. Intermixed with seriously personal anecdotes and funny tales from my journey, Because My Mother Did It gives a practical and pragmatic path to family healing. Truly, this is a solid solution to a rampant issue all of us face but usually cannot name!
Here is what one reviewer said:
"There is no doubt that we are separated by our family and co-workers by generation gaps that makes getting along very difficult at times. This can also cause difficulties with raising your own children as we have a gap of knowledge and understanding of the world. In this book author Shana Rhinehart ... bridges that gap by discussing the emotional and mental experiences she went through with her friends, family and co-workers. This was the first book I have ever come across to discuss an important subject like generational gaps; it is something that we all deal with on a daily basis but rarely stop to consider. The authors voice in writing and clever use of humor and anecdotes makes for an interesting read that you can really get into.
I enjoyed the authors personal experiences with this and feel that I can now acknowledge many of the misunderstandings I go through with my own children and elders as we struggle to come to grips with each others differences.
The bottom line is, this is a very smart book that hits on an important topic that can improve your relationships with the people you spend the most time with. It also helps us to be more tolerant of people younger and older than we are because most of the time we are thinking only from our own point of view. A great read!
Check Out What One Reader Had To Say Below!
By amazoncust on February 13, 2016
This book describes the way people of different generations process information and how each way of thinking affects communication. It’s a very well thought-out book with detailed explanations of the various thought patterns that correlate with each generation.
What I enjoyed most was the way the author shares details of her life and her relationship with her husband and children. Her relationship with her husband, in particular, is an intimate and loving illustration of inter-generational communication.
I recommend this book for its engaging writing, great information about people (and life in general) and a warm, sweet love story. I really enjoyed it.
Shana B. Rhinehart lives in rural Nevada with her three pound-rescue dogs and two of her five children. With much to say about a great many topics - including the subject of writing itself - Shana is already brainstorming her next book project. She holds a Bachelor's degree with honors in history, and when she isn't writing or helping other writers to realize their literary goals, she loves to pamper her pets, help high school students and drop outs achieve their diplomas, work in her garden and watch shows about living in Alaska.
Shana said, "This process of writing a book, has changed me quite a bit. I started writing with my deceased husband. When he died in my arms in 2012, the world ended for me literally. I had lost my best friend and husband.
In my grief, I cataloged all of my promises to Thomas and began completing them. I believed that it would honor his memory and assist me in overcoming the loss. Finishing "Because My Mother Did It" did give me some closure and the final say. I got to share with the world a wonderful man who loved me, respected me and most of all believed in me. I continue to write because I have proven to myself that I can do it. I will continue to share my journey because I believe I have solutions to offer. Even if that solution is nothing more than saying, "You are not alone." This is just my beginning."