Positive, effective communication with your children. What parent or caregiver wouldn't want that? Unfortunately, positive communication skills aren't something everyone is born with! Being the Parent YOU Want to Be: 12 Communication Skills for Effective Parenting
, teaches everyone who works with and cares for children 12 time-tested skills that transform adult-child relationships.
Parenting styles vary greatly. Being the Parent YOU Want to Be: 12 Communication Skills for Effective Parenting helps parents identify the parenting style that works best for them. It teaches them how to communicate effectively within their chosen styles and according to their personal values. While supporting parents in their desire to understand and act within their own value systems, the book is a meaningful adjunct to the current interest in character education and moral responsibility.
Being the Parent YOU Want to Be presents 12 Communication Skills for Effective Parenting in! an accessible, straight-forward manner, with plenty of examples, sample conversations, opportunities to role-play before using them with children, and practice opportunities. Parents and caregivers can immediately use such skills as:
Tell Me What's On Your Mind: A skill that reveals what a child is really thinking. Catch Them Doing It Right: A skill that finds and encourages qualities in which a child can take pride. This Is The Deal: A skill that sets up a contract between parent and child. Walk In Their Shoes: A skill that empathizes with a child's feelings. Solve The Problem: A skill that empowers a child to work with an adult to solve problems and make decisions.
Who would benefit from this book? Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, foster parents, counselors, teachers, tutors, family court mediators, child-care providers, camp counselors, mentors, participants in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America, coaches - anyone who works with or lives with children.
This book is set up with fill-in-the blank pages, samples, examples, practice, and role-plays which make it a perfect text or workbook for workshops or classes: parenting workshops, parent-teacher conferences, family life and life-skill classes, and classes for teen parents.