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 situationssingle 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.
|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
|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
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 GrowthDeveloping Rules Everyone Can Live By
Chapter 4: Branching OutFCP In Action
Stormy DaysProblem Solving Meetings
When Lightening StrikesProblem Solving On The Go
The PlanApplying Discipline When Most Needed
Put Up Or Shut Down
Growing PainsCultivating The Mission
Chapter 5: Living & BreathingFCP Takes On Your World
Single Parent Families
Chapter 6: Above & Beyond: Responding To The Unexpected
Child With Special Needs
Child With Exceptional Gifts & Talents
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Chapter 7: What About??? Frequently Asked Questions