Raising a Thinking Preteen: The I Can Problem Solve Program for 8- to 12-Year-Olds

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Overview

In the bestselling Raising a Thinking Child, Dr. Myrna Shure introduced her nationally acclaimed "I Can Problem Solve" program proven to help 4- to 7-year-olds develop essential skills to resolve daily conflicts and think for themselves. Now Dr. Shure's Raising a Thinking Preteen offers an ICPS plan designed especially for 8- to 12-year-olds as they approach the unique challenges of adolescence.

Using this groundbreaking book, parents can work with their children to develop the...

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Overview

In the bestselling Raising a Thinking Child, Dr. Myrna Shure introduced her nationally acclaimed "I Can Problem Solve" program proven to help 4- to 7-year-olds develop essential skills to resolve daily conflicts and think for themselves. Now Dr. Shure's Raising a Thinking Preteen offers an ICPS plan designed especially for 8- to 12-year-olds as they approach the unique challenges of adolescence.

Using this groundbreaking book, parents can work with their children to develop the skills they need to cope with life's everyday frustrations and to make informed decisions about problems important to them -- the stresses of homework, making good friends, mounting peer pressure, and coping with bullies in and out of school. And with urgent issues of violence, unsafe sex, and drug abuse facing preteens earlier and earlier, parents can look to Raising a Thinking Preteen to help them reach thoughtful decisions about these problems, too.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402867699
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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On Back-Talk:

Your nine-year-old son says, "That's stupid," to his father, who responds:


1. Don't back-talk me! I'm the father, you're the child. Do you understand this.

2. I feel very angry when you talk back to me.

3. Can you think of a different way to tell me how you feel?

4. Did you hear what you just said? You must learn how to talk to people or they won't want to talk to you.

The "I Can Problem Solve" answer: #3

On Being Tested:

Your nine-year-old daughter whines, "She's calling me names." You say:


1. You've got to learn to ignore it.

2. Tell the teacher.

3. Tease her back. Don't just take that.

4. What can you do or say so she'll stop teasing you?

5. Ask her why she does that.

The "I Can Problem Solve" answer: #4

Through a series of exercises, games, and discussions, parents can teach their preteens to:


—learn to wait for what they want

—cope with frustration

—get along better with peers

—control their impulses and aggressions

—resist feelings of depression
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface xi
Introduction 3
1 Kids Who Behave Differently Think Differently 13
2 Four Styles of Parenting 29
3 How Do I Feel? How Do You Feel? 40
4 Is Anybody Listening? 65
5 Are Things Always What They Seem to Be? 85
6 What Else Could I Do to Solve This Problem? Learning Alternative Solutions 107
7 What Might Happen Next? Learning Consequential Thinking 131
8 What's My Plan? 156
9 Advanced ICPS: Integrating the Skills 177
10 "What's in It for Me?" and Other Questions Parents Ask about ICPS 200
11 An ICPS Quiz 214
Epilogue--Preventing Serious Problems in the Teen Years: Drug Abuse, Teen Pregnancy, Violence 226
References 242
Index 247
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2004

    Not what I thought it would be...

    I read alot. I really think this book was to technically written and wordy to really be enjoyed. I have tried to pick it up a few times and just cant get through it...

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