Parenting: The Long Journey

Parenting: The Long Journey

by Joe Rich


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Parenting: The Long Journey by Joe Rich

Parenting: The Long Journey stands out in its approach to parenting in that it reinforces the view that parenting is primarily a relationship requiring a particular attitude and a series of skills readily available to parents. In this way it is both instructive and encouraging for parents in their respective day-to-day of parenting their children in a variety of family constellations and real life circumstances.

Although good advice for parents may be found in a variety of resources, Parenting: The Long Journey couples solid advice with encouraging words that can lead to an attitude and relationship approach that will last for the many years after the active parenting of children comes to a close and children enter into adulthood. This makes the material widely applicable to parents of every social class, family structure and education level.

The book offers guidance on approach in general which applies to a wide variety of parenting issues. The book includes plenty of real life examples and stories. The advice is non-judgmental and its philosophical approaches like "parents are experts on themselves" and "aim for better not perfect" make the book very inviting to those faced with the challenges of parenting in today's world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470839232
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Joe Rich, (Toronto, Ontario Canada) is a Social Worker with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto. He has practiced social work for over 20 years and has worked with couples, families, and individuals in a variety of counselling and counselling-related settings.

Although many know Joe Rich from his role as weekly guest therapist on the nationally syndicated television show CityLine, Joe has a been active in both providing counselling services, consultation and professional development for professionals for over 20 years.

Joe has been a guest lecturer at several academic settings including the University of Toronto (School of Graduate Studies; Continuing Education, and the Faculty of Social Work) and Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.

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