Tell a young person what to do - play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand - and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more profound.
Parenting with a Story gathers 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life, recounting unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons illuminate the power of character - integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and more - to prepare young people to meet life's challenges.
Parents can read them, share and discuss them, and watch them shape their children into the adults theyâ€™ll be proud of.
About the Author
Paul Smith is a dedicated father of two and an expert trainer in leadership and storytelling techniques. As the author of the popular Lead with a Story, he has seen his work featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, The Washington Post, Success, and Investor's Business Daily, among others.
..".you'll find the stories to be uplifting, humorous, heartbreaking, and touching. They will impart lived wisdom and valuable guidance to children." --Eric Jacobson on Management and Leadership
"This was a great book that I encourage all parents to read - you will learn a ton!" --Dad of Divas Reviews
..".reminded me of the importance of the stories our children hear and the power they hold. A well told story can get inside your head." --Wary Wonderlust
..".stories and lessons to help teach 23 powerful character traits, including how to deal with bullying and peer pressure." --Times Free Press
..".intended for parents to use during teachable moments with their kids...as you might suspect, the stories carry meaning beyond the parenting role." --Banking Exchange
CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 PART I: Who You Are 1. Ambition 11 2. Open-Mindedness 20 3. Creativity 28 4. Curiosity and Learning 33 5. Courage 43 6. Integrity 55 7. Self-Reliance 64 8. Grit 74 9. Hard Work and Struggles in Life 83 10. Self-Confidence 93 11. Self-Discipline: Money and Delayed Gratification 98 12. Health 110 13. Positive Mental Attitude 118 14. Dealing with Loss 131 PART II: How You Treat Other People 15. Kindness 143 16. Patience 157 17. Fairness and Justice 165 18. Humility 172 19. Respect for Others 179 20. Friendship 192 21. Social Intelligence 208 22. Forgiveness and Gratitude 216 23. Appreciation of Beauty 226 24. Getting Started 231 An Invitation 239 Appendix: Story Matrix 241 Additional Reading 249 Notes 251 Index 255
Series: UK Professional Business Management / Business
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 12th November 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Focus
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 9.0 x 6.0