It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development

It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent: Stories of Evolving Child and Parent Development

by Janis Clark Johnston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442221611
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 1,298,652
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Janis Clark Johnston, EdD, has worked as a school psychologist in public schools, a supervising psychologist at a mental health center, an employee assistance therapist, and a private practice family psychologist. She received the 2011 Founder’s Award in appreciation for her dedication to the mission of Parenthesis Family Center, Oak Park, IL. Sarah’s Inn, a domestic violence shelter and education center in Oak Park, IL, honored Johnston in 2002 with a Community Spirit Award for her support of teen dating violence prevention/intervention programming for local high school students. Johnston has published journal articles in a variety of journals and co-authored two book chapters. Currently, Johnston is a family psychology consultant in Oak Park, Illinois. The author's website is

Table of Contents

Author’s Note

Introduction: Children Raise Parents, and Parents Raise Children

Part I. What’s the Story?
1.Let’s Understand Five Basic Needs
2.Discover What a Personality Story-house Says about Us
Part II. Meeting Needs, Our Child’s and Our Own
3. Energy Needs: Are You an Engineer, or Are You Enslaved to Ennui?
5.Discipline Needs: Are You a Disciple, or Are You Disorganized in Disorder?
6.Creativity Needs: Are You a Composer, or Are a Clone to Conformity?
7.Belonging Needs: Are You a Buddy, or Are You Belittled by “Belonging Blues?”
7.Ability Needs: Are You an Archer, or Are You Alienated with Apathy?
Part III. Modeling Self Territory
8. You Can Map Your Personality
9. Learn to Connect the Dots in Self Territory

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