Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose: Caring for Your Kids and Yourself

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From bed-wetting and eating to bath time and siblings, this guide helps parents foster rewarding relationships with their preschoolers through practical, creative solutions to sticky everyday situations. Imaginative and innovative approaches to 40 common challenges not only solve the immediate problems but also enhance the parent-child relationship, while 15 common issues that parents find themselves facing, such as finances, isolation, job demands, guilt, sleep deprivation, ...
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Overview


From bed-wetting and eating to bath time and siblings, this guide helps parents foster rewarding relationships with their preschoolers through practical, creative solutions to sticky everyday situations. Imaginative and innovative approaches to 40 common challenges not only solve the immediate problems but also enhance the parent-child relationship, while 15 common issues that parents find themselves facing, such as finances, isolation, job demands, guilt, sleep deprivation, boredom, and unsolicited advice, are tackled with simple yet effective solutions. Incorporating elements of the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets® for Young Children, parents learn how to avoid the pressures of "going it alone" by building a web of support with their family, friends, and community that promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being of both child and parent.
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Listed as recommended reading in the Growth Spurts section of ParentLife magazine

"Roehlkepartain writes with a friendly tone, offering a useful resource for parents of the preschool set."  —Publishers Weekly

"Creative solutions to sticky everyday situations."  —Georgia Family

"Provide[s] a solid framework, but never impose[s] a 'one size fits all'  philosophy."  —Family and Community Ministry

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Listed as recommended reading in the Growth Spurts section.
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A parent educator, writer, and speaker on family and children's issues, Roehlkepartain (Nurturing Faith in Families: 425 Creative Ideas for Family Ministry) covers a lot of ground with this book, published by a child development organization and educational press. Roehlkepartain shares her practical parenting approach by drawing from the institute's "40 Developmental Assets for Early Childhood," a research-based framework for healthy child development. She begins by explaining the asset framework and devotes the book's middle section to helping parents take care of themselves. In doing so, she offers a much different focus than most parenting books. The largest section, comprising the book's last half, is packed with practical advice on asset-building parenting put into action in 40 A-to-Z everyday situations. A nice road map for raising preschoolers, this book provides many answers for parents who may be asking, "Am I doing this right?" Recommended for public libraries.-Kari Ramstrom, Hennepin Cty. Lib., MN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574822397
  • Publisher: Search Institute Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author


Jolene L. Roehlkepartain is the author of more than 20 books, including 101 Great Games for Kids, 150 Ways to Show Kids You Care, Fidget Busters, Nurturing Faith in Families, and Raising Healthy Children Day by Day, and the coauthor of What Young Children Need to Succeed. She is the founder of Ideas Ink. She lives in Minneapolis.
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