Raising a Thinking Preteen: The

Raising a Thinking Preteen: The "I Can Problem Solve" Program for Eight-to Twelve-Year-Olds

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Raising a Thinking Preteen: The "I Can Problem Solve" Program for Eight-to Twelve-Year-Olds by Myrna B. Shure, Roberta Israeloff

By the author of the national bestseller Raising a Thinking Child, an indispensable guide or parents of preteens.

Raising a Thinking Preteen introduces a unique series of exercises, games, and discussions that parents can share with their eight-to twelve-year-olds and in so doing will help their children recognize and express their feelings, as well as help identify why others behave the way they do. This book can be used by those who are familiar with the "I Can Problem Solve" program from the best-selling Raising a Thinking Child, where it was applied to younger children ages four through seven, or they can easily learn its benefits here for the first time. Using the same pathbreaking technique she described in her first book, Myrna Shure shows parents how her ICPS program can teach the skills all preteens need to learn in order to face challenges confidently and be more successful in nearly every aspect of life now and as adolescents and adults. It also makes a parent's life much easier, as it helps children: Learn to wait for what they want Cope with frustration Get along better with peers Control their impulses and aggressions Resist feelings of depressionThe preteen years are often the last opportunity for parents to teach their children how to think for themselves. This book is the only source with a proven plan to help them do just that.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805059915
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/05/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Myrna B. Shure, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist and professor of psychology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, has won awards from the American Psychological Association and the National Mental Health Association for developing the ICPS program. She lives in Philadelphia. Roberta Israeloff wrote five books and is a contributing editor at Parents magazine. She lives in East Northport, New York.

Table of Contents

1Kids Who Behave Differently Think Differently13
2Four Styles of Parenting29
3How Do I Feel? How Do You Feel?40
4Is Anybody Listening?65
5Are Things Always What They Seem to Be?85
6What Else Could I Do to Solve This Problem? Learning Alternative Solutions107
7What Might Happen Next? Learning Consequential Thinking131
8What's My Plan?156
9Advanced ICPS: Integrating the Skills177
10"What's in It for Me?" and Other Questions Parents Ask about ICPS200
11An ICPS Quiz214
Epilogue--Preventing Serious Problems in the Teen Years: Drug Abuse, Teen Pregnancy, Violence226

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