Confident Parents, Remarkable Kids: 8 Principles for Raising Kids You'll Love to Live With by Bonnie Harris
When a child believes he is bad, he behaves badly—and parents react badly, which will only reinforce the child’s belief that he is bad. But confident parents can break this cycle and improve their child’s misbehaviour, says child development specialist Bonnie Harris. Using Harris’s eight parenting principles designed to help children succeed, parents will learn the following truths: my child wants to be successful; behaviour is the signal to my child’s emotional state; inappropriate behaviour means my child is having a problem, not being a problem; my needs are no more or no less important than my child’s; I accept my child as a competent and unique individual; the behaviour I focus on grows; I need to say what my child can hear; good discipline requires connection; and punishment breaks connection. Putting these principles to work allows parents to abandon the typical reward and punishment system of discipline (which alienates child and parent), and replace it with a more compassionate, successful approach that brings parent and child together. With Harris’s plan, parents will gain the confidence and skills to raise remarkable kids they will love to live with—and vice versa.
About the Author
Bonnie Harris, M.S.ED., is a parent educator, counsellor, and coach who received her master's degree from Bank Street College in New York City. She founded The Parent Guidance Center and has designed numerous parenting workshops, including her popular When Your Kids Push Your Buttons™, which inspired the book of the same name. The mother of two grown children, she lives with her husband in New Hampshire.
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- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media (September 17, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1598694715
- ISBN-13: 978-1598694710
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