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Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope and Optimism in Your Child - Robert B. Brooks

Raising Resilient Children

Fostering Strength, Hope and Optimism in Your Child

Paperback Published: 28th August 2002
ISBN: 9780809297658
Number Of Pages: 336

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This title provides effective, proven advice for raising strong kids. 'A uniquely wise guide for parents. Brooks and Goldstein help mothers and fathers to focus on their child's strengths, not on his or her weaknesses. The result is a happier, more resilient child. This book could really make a difference in the life of a family' -Michael Thompson, author of "Raising Cain". 'Obviously written by talented therapists, Raising Resilient Children is such a well-written, easy-to-read, and helpful book for parents' - T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., author of "The Irreducible Needs of Children". In this seminal parenting work, renowned psychologists Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein explain why some kids are able to overcome overwhelming obstacles while others become victims of early experiences and environments. From this research they have developed effective strategies you can add to your parenting practice to prepare your children for the challenges of today's complicated, ever-changing world.

About the Author

Robert Brooks, Ph.D., on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, is one of today's leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, self-esteem, motivation, and family relationships. Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah and a staff member of the Primary Children's Hospital and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, is one of today's leading speakers and authorities on child development and neuropsychology.

Prefacep. xiii
The Dreams and Wishes of Parentsp. 1
Teaching and Conveying Empathyp. 17
Communicating Effectively: To Listen, to Learn, to Influencep. 37
Changing the Words of Parenting: Rewriting Negative Scriptsp. 61
Loving Our Children in Ways That Help Them Feel Special and Appreciatedp. 85
Accepting Our Children for Who They Are: The Foundation for Setting Realistic Goals and Expectationsp. 109
Experiencing Success: Nurturing Islands of Competencep. 135
Learning from Mistakesp. 167
Developing Responsibility, Compassion, and a Social Consciencep. 191
Teaching Our Children to Make Decisions and Solve Problemsp. 211
Disciplining in Ways That Promote Self-Discipline and Self-Worthp. 229
The Alliance Between Parents and Schoolsp. 261
Hope and Couragep. 285
Guideposts and Principles for Raising Resilient Childrenp. 295
Recommended Readingp. 303
Referencesp. 307
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780809297658
ISBN-10: 0809297655
Series: Family & Relationships
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 28th August 2002
Publisher: Contemporary Books Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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