Family Centered Parenting: Your Guide for Growing Great Families

Family Centered Parenting: Your Guide for Growing Great Families

by Richard C. Horowitz


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Family Centered Parenting: Your Guide for Growing Great Families by Richard C. Horowitz

Children don’t arrive with an instruction book. Raising children and providing for their physical as well as emotional needs is a difficult job for which we receive little training. It should not be surprising that parenting has become isolating, frustrating and often robs both parent and child of the joy and satisfaction of this critical life experience.  
We often approach parenting reflexively, relying on what we learned form how we were parented. "Family Centered Parenting" offers families a model which will help parents develop a parenting style that reflects their unique values while providing guidelines, strategies and specific tools necessary to make thoughtful decisions about their parenting options.  
"Family Centered Parenting" is more than just a narrative, it contains real-life examples, dialogues and activities to help parents refine their skills and grow in confidence as they navigate the parenting journey. "Family Centered Parenting" is more a process than a program and is sufficiently flexible to be adapted to a variety of family situations—single parents, special needs children, gifted and talented children, blended families and ranges in age of children.
"Family Centered Parenting" implementing effective communication principles, strategies to hold essential family meetings, discipline techniques that stress individual responsibility and information on responding to unique family needs. The ultimate goal of "Family Centered Parenting" is to create a family structure which is empowering to both parent and child and leads to a harmonious and joyful family life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600378591
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 12/10/2010
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Richard C. Horowitz holds a doctorate in education from Rutgers University and has worked with children and families in a variety of educational and institutional settings for over 40 years.  He has been on faculty at the graduate level at two Universities.  He is a highly regarded coach and presenter and has appeared at national conferences and on local and national radio.  He is the father and step-father of six children.
Author residence: Flemington New Jersey

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Is Your Parenting Style Rooted In A Philosophy?
    All Behaviors Are Choices
    Basic Needs
Chapter 2: Be Heard, Be Listened To, Be Understood: Principles of Effective Communication
Chapter 3: Where It All Happens: The Family Meeting
    What Are We All About? Our Family’s Mission/Vision
    Don’t Stunt Your Growth—Developing Rules Everyone Can Live By
Chapter 4: Branching Out—FCP In Action
    Stormy Days—Problem Solving Meetings
    When Lightening Strikes—Problem Solving On The Go
    The Plan—Applying Discipline When Most Needed
    Family Contract
    Put Up Or Shut Down
    Growing Pains—Cultivating The Mission
Chapter 5: Living & Breathing—FCP Takes On Your World
    Hot Topics
    Blended Families
    Single Parent Families
Chapter 6: Above & Beyond: Responding To The Unexpected
    Child With Special Needs
    Child With Exceptional Gifts & Talents
    Challenging Behaviors
        Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Chapter 7: What About??? Frequently Asked Questions

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