Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the relationship you want with the most important people in your life

Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the relationship you want with the most important people in your life

by Paul Axtell, Jane Barr
     
 

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Paul Axtell's conversational, accessible book shows you how your words create your reality, your relationships, and your future. By paying attention to your conversations, you can change your relationships with your kids—or with anyone in your life. He provides sensible, easy-to-implement ideas for creating remarkable relationships through the power of

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Paul Axtell's conversational, accessible book shows you how your words create your reality, your relationships, and your future. By paying attention to your conversations, you can change your relationships with your kids—or with anyone in your life. He provides sensible, easy-to-implement ideas for creating remarkable relationships through the power of conversation.

In the chapter "What You Say Matters," Axtell writes: "In my years of
training people in communication skills and effective conversation,
these ideas have remained consistent:

* Your words and conversations create your reality, your future, and your relationships.
* What you talk about - or don't talk about - defines your relationship."

The book empowers parents to be more conscious of what they say and how they speak to their kids and provides simple, straightforward, commonsense ideas for making deeper, more meaningful connections that will last forever. Axtell concludes, "Your words have the power to hurt as well as to nurture. The primary conversations that surround your children are your conversations. And those are the conversations you have the power to change."

This book gives you clues to improving relationships between parents and children, grandparents and grandkids, siblings, partners, employers and employees, counselors and patients. It's all about noticing what you are saying, and when you notice, you have a chance to make different choices. You start to understand the impact of your words, not only in the moment, but in how your kids see themselves in the world.

As Elle Allison, author of "What Wise People Do," said, "Ten Powerful Things not only creates great relationships, it will create great kids."

Editorial Reviews

Naomi Karten
Axtell's advice is obvious in that it makes sense as soon as you read it. Yet, let's face it, the obvious is easy to forget in the crazy, frantic rush of the day. And some parents, no doubt, never learned these things to begin with; after all, where do they teach this stuff?... Every chapter is a gem .... It's an easy read, and it's valuable way (way!) out of proportion to its size.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013788534
Publisher:
Jackson Creek Press
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
384,627
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Axtell provides consulting, coaching, and personal effectiveness training to a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 companies and universities to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. He has a engineering degree from South Dakota School of Mines and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has ten years of manufacturing experience and twenty-five years in corporate consulting. The last ten years have been devoted to designing and leading programs to enhance individual and group performance within large organizations.
In addition to interacting with kids, he loves to play golf, create bonsai trees, fly-fish, and read mysteries. Paul and his wife, Cindy, live in Minneapolis. They have five children and thirteen grandchildren.

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