How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child
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Positive Pushing by Jim Taylor
Book DescriptionParents often wonder--"Are we pushing our children too much, or too little?" What do kids really need to be successful and happy people? For parents, how they answer this question will determine how they will raise their children, what lessons their children will learn, what values they will adopt, and, ultimately, what kinds of adults they will become. Taylor, an experienced doctor of psychology, gives parents clear and balanced instruction on how to encourage children just enough to produce a happy, successful, satisfied achiever. Pushed properly, Taylor believes, children will grow into adults ready to tackle life's many challenges. Using his three-pillared approach, Taylor focuses on self-esteem, ownership, and emotional mastery, and maintains that rather than being a means of control, pushing should be both a source of motivation and a catalyst for growth which can instill important values in children's lives. He teaches parents how to temper their own expectations to suit their children's emotional, intellectual, and physical development, and identifies common red flags that indicate when a child is being pushed too hard--or not enough. Whether a child's potential for achievement lies in academics, the arts, sports, or other areas, Dr. Taylor's insight and guidance will push parents, teachers, and coaches to nurture children into successful and happy adults.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780786868773
(240mm x 164mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Hachette Books
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jim Taylor
CAM Tait, Paperback (March 2015)View all books by Jim Taylor
"I have cerebral palsy much like I have blue eyes and have--or should I say had?--brown hair. It is simply a part of who I am. When I speak to groups about my situation I can even joke about it. 'Think of CP as Canada Post, ' I tell them. 'My brain sends out signals, and God knows where they wind up.'"
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