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Author Dr. Ron Taffel believes that today's parents are uniquely qualified to bring out the best in their children and themselves because they were at the head of this new social structure. Using examples, he teaches parents some innovative methods for setting limits, providing guidance, and building a supportive environment. His authoratative new approach to child rearing may be just what parents of a new generation have been waiting for. Paperback.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Free Press
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.50 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
With warmth and clarity, Taffel, who is himself a parent struggling with these issues, helps us to understand our sons and daughters in an entirely new way: as a distinctive "free-est" generation, born to the first generation of "post-baby boomer" parents and the products of a decades-long cultural sea change that intensified in the nineties.
As a result, kids of all ages are now a bundle of contradictions: they exude entitlement, back talk shockingly, negotiate endlessly, worship celebrity, do ten things at once, conduct independent lives online, and engage in high-risk behavior at younger ages. Yet, they are also far more open with their parents and each other than kids in prior generations, are strikingly generous and empathetic, and care deeply about ethical issues. In addition, their high-speed multitasking is preparing them for the demands of the future.
The key question, then, is how to encourage the good while steering them away from the bad. Taffel believes today's parents, having lived through the beginning phases of the same social changes, are uniquely qualifiedto bring out kids' best -- and he shows you how.
Using a wealth of examples, he walks parents through innovative methods to get children's and teens' attention, to set limits they will respect, and to engage them in meaningful conversation to provide the guidance they need. He also instructs on how to rebuild supportive community around us. His inspiring analysis and expert guidance will be embraced as the authoritative new approach to raising their kids that parents have been searching for.
He founded the Family Therapy Division at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in
He also continues to run a thriving practice as a family therapist.
-- Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain
Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees
First Lady Maria Shriver
Michael Gurian, author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls
Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Judge Baker Childrens Center
Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Faculty at Harvard Medical School, co-author of Raising Resilient Children and Raising a Self-Disciplined Child
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