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Being the Parent YOU Want to Be: 12 Communication Skills for Effective Parenting Paperback – January 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 345 pages
  • Publisher: Performance Learning Systems (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892334070
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892334077
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,714,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Page's experience as a minister, teacher, and effective parent shine through the skills he teaches in this book and the stories he tells to illustrate them. He allows us to be the parents we want to be and to learn to effectively communicate with our children. -- Joseph Hasenstab, President, Performance Learning Systems

About the Author

Gary S. Page is the parent of two grown children, an award-winning teacher, presenter of parenting workshops, high school English teacher and guidance counselor, speaker, and minister. He lives in Welland, Ontario with his wife of 34 years.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fitness Fan on March 20, 2001
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I looked through dozens of books on parenting for help with my teenage son. I found, and used, lots of advice on logic and consequences, but each day he became more withdrawn and remote. This book could not have arrived at a better time. I read the first couple of chapters and applied the skills I learned. Within two days, he began to respond and his mood brightened. Within two weeks, we were talking the way we did before he became a teenager. The communication skills in this book not only make you a better parent, they make you a better person--one with the tools to respond to and address the stressful situations in life with confidence and composure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joan on June 17, 2000
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Easy to read, concise material on turning "wanting to be a good parent" to "being a good parent". Positive support and encouragement to try different techniques to communicate in a directive and positive manner with opportunities to practice your new skills. Good story example at the end of how one family practically applied the skills learned. Lots of good phrases to use. I've updated my skills and intend to use some of the strategies with my teens!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marjan Glavac on January 27, 2001
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As reviewed by Marjan Glavac for the Busy Educator's Newsletter.
Here's a parenting book with a difference. Right from the beginning, Page outlines three parenting styles as "My Way", "Your Way", and "Our Way" parents and their pros and cons. Through examples and exercises, the reader soon learns not only what their parenting style is perceived to be, but what it actually is. What is unique about this book over many other parenting guides on the market today, is that Page doesn't make a judgement about a person's parenting style. Instead, the book is geared to all three parenting styles.
Page presents his 12 communication skills in very clear language, and well organized in the following 3 categories: Skills for discovering what's on your child's mind; skills for overcoming your child's objections and skills for solving and making decisions with your child.
Through exercises, and a special section on role playing, Page reinforces his 12 communication skills for effective parenting. If you follow each of his communication skills and work through the examples and exercises, you will communicate more effectively with your children and be the parent (and teacher) you want to be.
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This practical book offers tremendous input for both parents and teachers. I have benefitted greatly from reading this book, and so have my 3 children and many students! -Tim Bedley Author of Mr. Tim's Tips for New Teachers
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