Countering the aTiger Mothera parenting style, this research-based, practical guide provides an excellent framework for raising competent and compassionate children. In an era of ahelicoptera parentsamoms and dads who constantly hover over their children to monitor and manage their livesaand our cultureas focus on personal gain and corporate greed, there is great need for a parenting guide that outlines how to raise children who are well adjusted. A Practical Guide for Raising a Self-Directed and Caring Child fills that void. In response to Amy Chuaas recent bestseller, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, psychologist Louis J. Lichtman, PhD, presents a compelling case for the notion that children will be more successful if they are self-directed rather than parent-controlled. Through anecdotes and research studies, Lichtman illustrates how to build a childas self-esteem and delves into how parenting styles and disciplinary practices influence a childas behavior and character. Lichtman also gives special attention to the topics of achievement, parenting during the adolescent years, and how family structure impacts children. In addition, Lichtman discusses how to avoid common parenting mistakes, issues to consider before deciding to become a parent, and how to give children the best possible start in life. Designed to help parents develop a set of guiding parenting principles, this guide is applicable to all situations and to children of all ages. A Practical Guide for Raising a Self-Directed and Caring Child offers a solid, comprehensive resource for todayas parents.saving for the future (to make a special purchase, go on a school trip, etc), and charity donations. ... In the mall, Karen fell in love with a polar-bear stuffed animal , which was quite expensive (as I recall, about $40 back in 1989). ... given over the yearsamostly not by their parents I would like to addaand placed them in a hammock hung in the corner of her bedroom, where they still sit to this very day).
|Title||:||A Practical Guide for Raising a Self-Directed and Caring Child|
|Author||:||Louis J. Lichtman, Ph.D.|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2011-04-29|