Sowing Creek Press is thrilled to announce the nomination of 2021 title, Beyond Done With The Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children, in the 34th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards presented by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Beyond Done, written by life coach and author Sheri McGregor, will receive either a gold or silver award during the ceremony for this prestigious award on April 29, 2022.
“I’m honored by IBPA’s recognition of Beyond Done,” says McGregor. “But mostly, I’m excited that the award shines light on this topic, so will help more people. I hear from heartbroken parents every day. When they find my books or website (RejectedParents.Net), they realize that they are not alone. From all over the world, there are kind, supportive parents whose adult children nonetheless reject them.”
McGregor, whose self-help book is a finalist in the Psychology category, is no stranger to the genre—or the subject matter. One of her five children separated from the family. McGregor, who holds a master’s degree in Human Behavior, used her education and experiences to move beyond the emotional pain, reclaim her identity, self-esteem, and happiness. She helps other parents by way of her website and her books in the Done With The Crying series. Her first book on the subject (2016) was a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalist and a winner in the Living Now Book Awards.
“Estrangement can leave a confusing legacy,” she says. “Possible twists and turns ahead aren’t always immediately apparent. Concerns that later reveal themselves may be traced to roots that involve the estranged one or connect to history that began long ago. Beyond Done offers more for parents as well as the whole the post-estrangement family.”
Beyond Done With The Crying: More Answers and Advice for Parents of Estranged Adult Children provides tell-it-like-it-is advice and sensible solutions for the gritty, complex issues that parents of estranged adult children face. With examples and from-the-trenches insight drawn from more than 50,000 families, McGregor offers encouragement and proven techniques to heal.
Helpful observations are included from parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and the siblings of adults who chose to estrange. “Commentary, tips, and advice derived from my work and my research to support parents’ well-being round out the pages,” says McGregor, whose work points out that the most common advice often doesn’t help and keeps parents stuck in an unhealthy cycle. “At times, my positions make me the lone dissenter, but then standing up for ourselves as decent, loving parents in a world that doubts us is a lesson for us all … and covered in Beyond Done.”
Others who contributed to the book include:
- Cathi Stevenson of BookCoverExpress.com who designed the cover
- Lorie DeWorken of MindTheMargins.com, for interior formatting and design
- Natalie Hanemann for her careful edit
For more information, contact Sheri McGregor directly via: https://www.rejectedparents.net/about-helping-parents-of-estranged-adult-children/contact-rejected-parents/