The Peacemaker Parentby Lorraine Esposito
Written with a mid-western tone and a commonsense conversational style, The Peacemaker Parent shows parents how to end the struggle over simple chores and transition their children into independence. In the words of Psychiatrist Candida Fink, M.D., "This technique is based on the soundest principles of child development and learning science." Not to worry, though: The science is made easy to understand and the analogies and personal stories relate it all to real life. The already witty and engaging text is lightened with 200 off-set quotes that break up the manuscript with a wonderful combination of humor and deep insight. Following an innovative technique, The Peacemaker Parent gives parents a step-by-step practical method for bringing their theoretical goals into the realm of real-life everyday squabbles over homework, tooth brushing, and breakfast eating. No more idealistic concepts without the practical steps needed for application and results! Best of all, the book's method reaches far beyond the tasks of a single day. Teaching children personal responsibility and problem-solving, it gives parents the knowledge and tools they need to raise children who will grow into capable, resourceful, responsible adults. It starts out creating a peaceful morning and ends up creating a peaceful lifetime for the child who learns to face life's challenges with confidence and independence. Drawing on the theories of B.F. Skinner and Abraham Maslow (among others), The Peacemaker Parent brilliantly combines trusted science with a mother's common sense. The result is the perfect tool for any parent with children ages 2 to 12 who wants to teach her child more than how to read and color in the lines.
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The book incorporates humor which make it an easy, fun read. The contents on parenting have influenced my thinking. A great resource for assisting your child or grandchild to becoming more independent.
An easy to understand, step-by-step approach to improving the parent-child experience.
The advice is real and the steps to follow the advice are clear. I often felt as though the author were really talking about my life. I also really liked all the funny quotes. They made me laugh at just the right moments.
Lorraine Esposito has done a phenomenal job of turning the day-to-day problems of child rearing into the opportunity for raising children who will be responsible, independent adults. The book is as practical as it is rooted in sound theory--and its real-life stories and 200+ quotations make it fun to read. As if the book isn't enough, readers are invited to become part of an online community of "peacemaker parents" who offer each other ongoing support. If you've got little ones, this book is for you!
Parenthood is rife with many different challenges, but perhaps chief among them is the need to invoke independence and self-sufficiency in our children. By providing kids with the essential tools they need to make their own way in the world, we as parents ensure that they'll be taken care of long after we're gone; however, precisely how we go about helping them make the transition to independence can often be a source of undue strain and struggle. Throughout the pages of The Peacemaker Parent, author Lorraine Esposito provides the reader with effective solutions for the everyday challenges that come with raising children. Superbly crafted, Esposito's informative guide strikes a comprehensive balance between academic instruction and basic common sense as it offers a host of helpful tips and advice designed to enlighten and inspire. Bolstered by insightful quotes, detailed charts, and offsetting comic relief, The Peacemaker Parent is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking practical solutions to the universal challenges of child rearing. A rewarding, eye-opening guide to healthier parenting. Karynda Lewis Apex Reviews