We've been overrun with child-rearing manuals for infants. We've been swamped with advice for relating to teens, But little has been offered to parents whose children are in middle childhood. John M. Drescher, a wise voice in the field of parenting literature, addresses particular delights and difficulties of this stage in a child's life. These are, observes Drescher, years of primarily happy companionship between children and parents. No longer as dependent as a preschooler and not yet as independent as a teenager, the child between the ages of 6 and 12 is a malleable being, inclinded to imitate his or her parents, looking for the safety of parental love. Drescher's book is a call to enjoy these years, but not to mistake their importance by neglecting the child who seems happy and content.
We've been over-run with child-rearing manuals for infants. We've been swamped with advice for relating to teens. But little has been offered to parents whose children are in middle childhood! John. M. Drescher, a wise voice in the field of parenting literature (whose books have sold more than 400,000 copies), addresses particular delights and difficulties of this stage in a child's life.
John M. Drescher, Harrisonburg, Virginia, was born and grew up near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is married to Betty Keener and they are parents of five grown children. He has authored 28 books among which are Seven Things Children Need, If I were Starting My Family Again, Now Is the Time to Love, Spirit Fruit, When You Think You Are in Love, Meditations for the Newly Married, Why I Am a Conscientious Objector, and If We Were Starting Our Marriage Again. Drescher has written for more than 100 different magazines and journals. His books have appeared in 10 different languages. He has spoken to numerous conventions, retreats, and seminary -- particularly in the area of family life.