From the very beginning, you relied on her for things no one else could give you. How she met those needs--or didn't meet them--affected you daily as a child. And still affects you profoundly as an adult. For every son or daughter who wonders if things should have been different for every man or woman who wonders if they still couldn't be here's a life-changing look at The Mom Factor. She shaped you in ways that would surprise you both. No one has influenced the person you are today like your mother. The way she handled your needs as a child has shaped your worldview, your relationships, your marriage, your career, your self-image--your life. How can you identify areas that need reshaping, make positive choices for personal change, and establish a balanced, mature relationship with Mom today? In The Mom Factor, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend steer you down a path of discovery and growth beyond the effects of six common mothering styles: The Phantom Mom, The China-Doll Mom, The Controlling Mom, The Trophy Mom, The Still-the-Boss Mom, The American-Express Mom Cloud and Townsend show you how your mom affected you as a child and may still be affecting you today. You ll find a hopeful, realistic, and empowering approach to identifying your unmet mothering needs and filling them in healthy, life-changing ways through other people. This encouraging book doesn t just help you understand areas in your life that need change and strengthening--it helps you apply your discoveries to attain new freedom and joy in living, and an increased ability to give and receive love. The Mom Factor is a biblical, highly practical route to wholeness and growth, deeper and more satisfying bonds with your family, friends, and spouse--and a new, healthier way of relating to your mother today. Read by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend."