Via New Harbinger Publications comes a new self help book for children of hoarders, Children of Hoarders: How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter, and Improve Your Relationship (print/Kindle). Written by psychologists Fugen Neziroglu and Katharine Donnelly, the book offers tips to children of hoarders to help them manage their relationships with their parents more effectively, including the use of mindfulness, acceptance, assertiveness and validation skills. Specific topics covered range from ways to talk with a parent about how a hoarding environment affects the child, to coping with difficult emotions, to talking with others about the problem, and even discussing some of the issues that arise when a child inherits a hoarded home after the death of a parent (see contents below).
Given the amount of interest this book is sure to have within our community, Children of Hoarders, Inc. recently interviewed Dr. Neziroglu about the book, and we will be publishing the interview in several installments: Part 1, Part 2, and more.
Children of Hoarders: How to Minimize Conflict, Reduce the Clutter, and Improve Your Relationship.
- Introduction: Children of Hoarders
- Understanding Hoarding: The Problem Underlying the Mess
- How Your Parent’s Hoarding Affects You
- Talking to Your Parent about the Problem: What Works and What Does Not
- Managing Your Reactions and Coping with Your Emotions: A Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Oriented Approach
- Tools for Coping Specifically with Anger, Depression, and Disgust
- Improving Your Relationship with Your Parent
- Talking to Others about the Problem
- If You Live with Your Parent
- Potential Adversaries and Allies in the Community
- Inheriting the Mess: How to Tackle Cleaning Up When Mourning the Loss of Your Parent