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Parenting That Works

Nonfiction: Self-Help
Unabridged   10 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/07/2024

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Parenting That Works

Building Skills That Last a Lifetime

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Digital Download ISBN:9781684570911


A guide to building parenting skills so that children can grow up as happy and compassionate adults.

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Product Description

Being a parent is probably the most important job many of us will ever have. In this book, clinical psychologist Dr. Edward Christophersen and his colleague, child psychologist Dr. Susan Mortweet, show parents how to raise their child to become the adult we'd all like to be—one who is happy and compassionate, confident but not aggressive, and able to make and keep friends.

They point out that from babyhood on through the school years, children learn these qualities by observing and interacting with their parents. In clearly written, easy-to-follow chapters, parents are shown how to model and reward positive behaviors and avoid the need for ineffective, punitive discipline.

Two key areas are covered in the book: building one's own skills as a parent, and then building one's child's competencies. Scores of practical examples show parents how to teach their children what is important in life, how to communicate clearly, and how to effectively discipline their child. Special parenting topics such as managing a child's behavior in public, monitoring TV, toys, and games, and handling fallout from divorce are also discussed. Listeners then learn how to build their child's basic skills by teaching him or her how to quickly get over upsets and how to play independently.

Author Bio

Edward R. Christophersen, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine and a staff psychologist at the Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City. Susan L. Mortweet, PhD, is a board-certified, licensed psychologist with over twenty years of clinical experience supporting the mental health needs of children and families. She currently practices at Pediatric Associates of University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.