Becoming The Parent You Want To Be

Author: Laura Davis
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 030781677X
Size: 12,94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 630

Informative, inspiring, and enlightening, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be provides parents with the building blocks they need to discover their own parenting philosophy and develop effective parenting strategies. Through in-depth information, practical suggestions, and many lively first-person stories, the authors address the many dilemmas and joys that the parent of young children encounter and demonstrate a range of solutions to the major issues that arise in the raising of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Full of warmth, clarity, humor, and respect, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be gives parents permission to be human: to question, to learn, to make mistakes, to struggle and to grow, and, most of all, to have fun with their children.

The Parent You Want To Be

Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310540879
Size: 14,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 559

Choose the parent you’ll be—and you choose the child you’ll raise.When it comes to parenting, who you are is more important than what you do. After all, your child internalizes your traits more than anyone else’s on the planet. And that’s why Les and Leslie Parrott—in a parenting book like no other—give you a proven plan for cultivating the traits you most want your child to have.Discover ...• the most important question you’ll ever ask as a parent• the three-step method to avoid being the parent you don’t want to be• the secret to making your “intentional traits” stick on even your worst days... and much more.A husband and wife team made up of two of today’s leading relationship experts, Les and Leslie Parrott reveal their personal experiences as parents to help you fulfill the most important calling you will ever have. The Parent You Want to Be is inspiring, warm, and filled with a transformational power for your entire family.

Parent S Initiative

Author: Leonel Colon
ISBN: 9780692172087
Size: 14,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 666

It has been said that the average student spends about forty hours in a church building over the course of a year but over three thousand hours with their parents. We are living in a time when more and more parents are abdicating their role in raising their children. Parents are not there simply to provide and care for their children; their primary role is to raise them according to the Word of God. Parent's Initiative exists to create awareness in parents that will encourage them to take the initiative in becoming the parents they are called to be. We want parents to be aware of some of the key areas that assail their children today. We also want to provide simple tools that will assist them in fulfilling their role as parents. If parents are to make improvements in the home, change must begin within them first.

Parenting A Troubled Teen

Author: Patricia E. Zurita Ona
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626259003
Size: 10,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 915

Raising a teen is tough—especially when your teen has trouble regulating their emotions and lashes out. This groundbreaking book will give you the tools you need to stop unwittingly reinforcing your teen’s bad behavior, reduce conflicts, and get your teen on track with the things that really matter. If you have a teen who experiences extreme emotions, either as a result of a mental health diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder (BPD), or simply because you have a highly emotional teen, you probably need help right now. Parenting a teen comes with its own challenges, but when your teen acts out you may feel like you are at your wits end. To make matters worse, you may have difficulty managing your own emotions and responses. Written by an expert in teen mental health, Parenting a Troubled Teen is based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). In the book, you'll find the tools you need to parent your troubled teen, pay attention to your own reactions, and put an end to the cycle of conflict that has taken over your home. In this book, you’ll learn to observe the thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that drive your own parenting behaviors, and how these behaviors can impact your teen. This is not a book about how to be a perfect parent. Everyone makes mistakes and reacts negatively to a situation from time to time. But if you’re committed to improving your relationship with your teen, helping them take charge of their emotions, and ending family conflict, this practical guide will show you how.

Parenting With Purpose

Author: Robert W. Reasoner
Editor: Personhood Press
ISBN: 9781932181258
Size: 11,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 170

Offers warm and readable suggestions to help you reach your parenting goals in a mindful and deliberate way. Here are simple and practical ways to build your children?s internal controls and self-discipline, while encouraging the development of all those wonderful qualities you want in your children.

When We Were Free To Be

Author: Lori Rotskoff
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837555
Size: 20,49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 216

If you grew up in the era of mood rings and lava lamps, you probably remember Free to Be . . . You and Me--the groundbreaking children's record, book, and television special that debuted in 1972. Conceived by actress and producer Marlo Thomas and promoted by Ms. magazine, it captured the spirit of the growing women's movement and inspired girls and boys to challenge stereotypes, value cooperation, and respect diversity. In this lively collection marking the fortieth anniversary of Free to Be . . . You and Me, thirty-two contributors explore the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic. Featuring a prologue by Marlo Thomas, When We Were Free to Be offers an unprecedented insiders' view by the original creators, as well as accounts by activists and educators who changed the landscape of childhood in schools, homes, toy stores, and libraries nationwide. Essays document the rise of non-sexist children's culture during the 1970s and address how Free to Be still speaks to families today. Contributors are Alan Alda, Laura Briggs, Karl Bryant, Becky Friedman, Nancy Gruver, Carol Hall, Carole Hart, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Joe Kelly, Cheryl Kilodavis, Dionne Kirschner, Francine Klagsbrun, Stephen Lawrence, Laura L. Lovett, Courtney Martin, Karin A. Martin, Tayloe McDonald, Trey McIntyre, Peggy Orenstein, Leslie Paris, Miriam Peskowitz, Deesha Philyaw, Abigail Pogrebin, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Robin Pogrebin, Patrice Quinn, Lori Rotskoff, Deborah Siegel, Jeremy Adam Smith, Barbara Sprung, Gloria Steinem, and Marlo Thomas. Publisher's Note: Late in the production of this book, the text on pages 252 and 253 was accidentally reversed. As a result, one should read page 253 before turning to page 252 and then proceeding on to page 254. The publisher deeply regrets this error.


Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310562805
Size: 20,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 267

Everyone’s personality is designed to give and receive love uniquely. Once men and women understand how they and their spouses are hard-wired for love, each can uncover their own “Love Style”—and take their love for one another to a whole new level. Relationship experts Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott stand on a mountain of research to show readers how this single insight can revolutionize a couple’s relationship. Never before have consumers had such an easy-to-use and scientifically proven tool for pin-pointing their partner’s approach to love. L.O.V.E. is accompanied by a set of his/her workbooks expressly designed for couples to drill down into the content of each chapter. These are also ideal for group study. Couples will learn how their two personalities, in combination, approach vital issues such as communication and conflict, as well as sex and intimacy. This is not the typical marriage book. It’s a practical tool for husbands and wives to love each other like they never have before.

Keeping Your Word

Author: Maureen Murphy DeLucia
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595795544
Size: 12,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 422

Why not make a masterpiece of your life as a parent? In this book you'll discover... How many things you are already doing right as a parent... How you and your family can lead a calmer life... How you can strengthen your relationship with your children... How you can emphasize love and minimize the emotional aspects of parenting... How you can examine the values you wish to pass down to your own children... The key to becoming the best parent you can be is to develop the habit of consistency. When you say what you mean and do what you say, it gives your children a message of clarity. When you "keep your word," you teach your children about honesty and integrity in your everyday lives. As parents, when you truly live the values you believe in, and model them on a daily basis, you are giving your children two of the greatest gifts you can ever give them. DeLucia condenses over three decades of study and experience with parents and children to help you enhance the parenting skills you already have. You'll learn how you can make your most important vision of being the best parent you can be, a reality.

From Parents To Partners

Author: Janis Keyser
Editor: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605543179
Size: 12,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 113

With effective communication as its theme, From Parent to Partner explores the reasons and basis for developing ongoing partnerships with parents and families of children in childcare settings and provides the tools and strategies to build the support network within which these partnerships thrive.


Author: Marshall Goldsmith
Editor: Crown Business
ISBN: 080414124X
Size: 14,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 185

Bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life. Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Are you surprised at how irritated or flustered the normally unflappable you becomes in the presence of a specific colleague at work? Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you off in traffic? Our reactions don’t occur in a vacuum. They are usually the result of unappreciated triggers in our environment—the people and situations that lure us into behaving in a manner diametrically opposed to the colleague, partner, parent, or friend we imagine ourselves to be. These triggers are constant and relentless and omnipresent. So often the environment seems to be outside our control. Even if that is true, as Goldsmith points out, we have a choice in how we respond. In Triggers, his most powerful and insightful book yet, Goldsmith shows how we can overcome the trigger points in our lives, and enact meaningful and lasting change. Goldsmith offers a simple “magic bullet” solution in the form of daily self-monitoring, hinging around what he calls “active” questions. These are questions that measure our effort, not our results. There’s a difference between achieving and trying; we can’t always achieve a desired result, but anyone can try. In the course of Triggers, Goldsmith details the six “engaging questions” that can help us take responsibility for our efforts to improve and help us recognize when we fall short. Filled with revealing and illuminating stories from his work with some of the most successful chief executives and power brokers in the business world, Goldsmith offers a personal playbook on how to achieve change in our lives, make it stick, and become the person we want to be.