Raising Your Future: Nurturing Children to Be Responsible

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Raising Your Future is a tour of the mind of the child as well as a tried and tested method for teaching responsibility. There are many influences that determine how a child turns out, including many over which we have no control, such as genetics, peer influence and other environmental factors. This book deals with the parental factor, and how we can maximize the optimum parental influences to direct a satisfactory outcome, all things considered.
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Overview

Raising Your Future is a tour of the mind of the child as well as a tried and tested method for teaching responsibility. There are many influences that determine how a child turns out, including many over which we have no control, such as genetics, peer influence and other environmental factors. This book deals with the parental factor, and how we can maximize the optimum parental influences to direct a satisfactory outcome, all things considered.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595097777
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 6/29/2000
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Spring of Life 1
Why parent and teacher have to work together
Differences between the two
Education is change
Importance of responsible adults
Taking the child's age into account
2. The Historical Authority Pattern 7
A guide to the application of authority in nurture
The chieftains
Mother and father as queen and king
Mother and father as democratic leaders
Positive and negative reinforcement
School authority
Creativeness and authority
3. The Gardeners 17
Dealing with a growing organism
A reluctant spanking
A window of opportunity
4. Four Periods of Growth & The Initial Years 21
Dividing childhood into four periods, and the six stages of the first
5. The Exploratory Years 27
The little Neanderthals among us
Perceptions of a child
Rules are sacred but broken
Superman
Fooling-around-time
6. The Playful Years 35
For the parent, the easiest and most enjoyable time
Reasoning at this age
Sympathy
The little Medievalists among us
7. The Rational Years 41
When the mind can fully think
Marijuana and Drugs
Responsibility
Girl Scouting and Boy Scouting
Fireworks
Competitiveness
Spiraling developmental tasks
Algebra
Household chores
8. A Fifth Period--The Independent Years 61
As long as they're in school, the parent has input
College years
Learning good judgment
Alcohol
9. Encouraging Normal Sexual Development 67
The child has his/her own developmental schedule
Waiting for questions
Telling the truth
10. A Small Dilemma 73
Two boys and a tiny creature
11. Fertilize and Prune 79
The place of behavior modification
The half-pipe
12. Pruning in School 83
The school is no place to learn discipline
A fishing trip
Changing tracks
FBI raid
Parents who surrender
A miscreant's day off
13. Environmental Discipline 91
Nature has its own way
No faith required for this
Lots of adults
14. The Father's Role 95
Dads are important, too
The missing father
Cranston
15. The Mother's Role 99
A tribute to the primary caregiver
A fish hook
Trust builder
16. Two Vignettes 105
The effects of the overly permissive and overly authoritarian parents
Nor yet the last to let go of the old
17. Differentiating According to Age 111
Each period has its treatment
Positive reinforcement
Teenagers in groups
Daphne
A kicking child
18. Some Cardinal Rules of Child Raising 119
Six simple rules of nurture
Keeping your word
Rules you can enforce
Moral code
Example
Time
Encouraging
19. Holding Back the Chaos 125
When things tend to get out of hand
Risk among teenagers
Safe outlets
Natural consequences
A convict
A son
20. Television and Children 133
Television need not be corrosive
Hypothetical problems
Parents choose
Exceptions
21. When to Spoil Your Children 137
Gifts to help them grow
Time is a big one
Things to do
Negotiating with teenagers
22. The Single-Parent Family 141
Making use of community resources
Working with one less
Mentor programs
Surrogate families
23. Freedom Versus Discipline 145
Obedience, it turns out, has its place
Holocaust
Stanley Milgram
24. The Rewards of Adversity 149
An application of the Algonquin Law
Poetic views of life
Seeing the harvest
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2002

    This book makes sense.

    This book does not recommend any way-out methods that are impossible for the parent or teacher to follow. It seems to be able to recommend what is worth saving in traditional methods, and offers new insights. If you want a way out of confusing and contradictory child-raising methods, this book shows you the way, and it's a delight to read some of the anecdotes.

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