Your Children Are Listening: Nine Messages They Need to Hear from You [NOOK Book]

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Children become the messages they get the most. And as a parent, your words, attitudes, and actions are constantly sending your children messages, creating their earliest ideas about themselves, others, and the world around them. Now, parenting expert Dr. Jim Taylor describes the vital opportunity you have to shape your children (even when they may not appear to be listening) and guides you to answer this crucial question: “How can I be sure I’m sending the healthiest messages?” If you consciously send your ...
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Your Children Are Listening: Nine Messages They Need to Hear from You

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Overview

Children become the messages they get the most. And as a parent, your words, attitudes, and actions are constantly sending your children messages, creating their earliest ideas about themselves, others, and the world around them. Now, parenting expert Dr. Jim Taylor describes the vital opportunity you have to shape your children (even when they may not appear to be listening) and guides you to answer this crucial question: “How can I be sure I’m sending the healthiest messages?” If you consciously send your children the right messages, the benefits for them will be profound. Your Children Are Listening offers:
  • Nine essential messages all children need to hear—on love, competence, security, compassion, gratitude, nature, respect, responsibility, and emotion
  • Why these messages are so important
  • The different “conduits” through which children receive your messages
  • “Message blockers” that can prevent them from getting through
  • And fun catchphrases and activities you can use to send these messages every day!
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Dr. Jim Taylor’s strengths are his compassionate voice, his insights into parents’ and children’s psyches, and his ‘boots on the ground’ approach to helping parents send healthy messages to their children. In a world filled with harmful messages, Your Children are Listening will resonate with all parents.”
Michele Borba, EdD, author of Parents Do Make a Difference and The Big Book of Parenting Solutions

“In a world where children are surrounded by negative messages, Dr. Jim Taylor gives parents the tools they need to effectively communicate healthy, positive messages that will infuse their childrens’ hearts, minds and souls.”
Michelle LaRowe, author of A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists, Working Mom’s 411 and the Nanny to the Rescue! Parenting Series

Children's Literature - Kimberly Hutmacher
In a time when it seems that children are constantly being bombarded with negative messages, Taylor explains the positive messages children need to hear in order to have healthy views of themselves, others, and the world in general. He says that children need to hear positive messages on love, competence, security, compassion, gratitude, nature, respect, responsibility and emotion, and he details why each area is so important. He goes on to explain the different ways in which children receive messages. The message conduits, as he refers to them, are what you say, what you feel, what you do, who you are, and what your children do. Taylor explains how some of the well-meaning messages parents send are actually being interpreted by the child and offers readers fun catchphrases, rituals, and activities to help deliver each positive message in ways that children will interpret correctly. This book is easy to follow, practical, and a great addition to any parent's bookshelf. Reviewer: Kimberly Hutmacher
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615191352
  • Publisher: The Experiment
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor, PhD, is a psychologist recognized for his work in the psychological aspects of performance in sport and the performing arts. He has implemented a psychological services program for the Miami City Ballet, lectured at the Hartford Ballet Company, and served as a consultant and member of the faculty at the DanceAspen Summer School. A former associate professor at Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, Dr.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I Get the Message 1

1 The Why and the What of Messages 2

2 Are Your Messages Getting Through? 21

3 What Can Block Your Messages? 35

Part II I Like Myself 57

4 Message #1: Love Is Your Child's Wellspring ("Sooo Much") 59

5 Message #2: Competence Is Your Child's Strength ("I Did It") 80

6 Message #3: Security Is Your Child's Safe Harbor ("I'm Okay") 111

Part III I Like Others 135

7 Message #4: Compassion Is Your Child's Hands ("Sharing Is Caring") 137

8 Message #5: Gratitude Is Your Child's Heart ("Mo' Grat") 154

9 Message #6: Earth Is Your Child's Home ("We're a Green Family") 165

Part IV Others Like Me 177

10 Message #7: Respect Is Your Child's Measure ("The Look") 179

11 Message #8: Responsibility Is Your Child's Shoulders ("That's the Job") 201

12 Message #9: Emotion Is Your Child's Palette ("Feel Good, Feel Bad") 220

Afterword 239

References 241

Acknowledgments 251

Index 253

About the Author 263

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