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Raising A Self-starter: Over 100 Tips For Parents And Teachers (Lifelong Books) Paperback – December 23, 2003

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Product Details

  • Series: Lifelong Books
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (December 23, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306813157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306813153
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,511,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Does your child frequently holler "Mommmm!" or "Daaaaaad!" at top volume whenever he or she needs help for the most minor of problems? If so, consider your blood pressure lowered: Raising a Self-Starter is bound to come in enormously handy, whether you're maneuvering through the terrible twos or trying to inspire a high-school student to emerge from a senior slump. Ok, so your kid may not grow up to be a doctor (as we are led to believe the stethoscope-wearing girl on the cover apparently will be), but at least you can arm yourself with these tools and tactics for parents who want to help children help themselves.

Author Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer's advice is thankfully based on common sense and is refreshingly free of the jargon so often found in parenting books these days. She includes a personality quiz so parents can determine what kind of child they're dealing with, and encouragement and discipline can then be effectively tailored to maximize the child's self-motivation. For parents looking for a succinct, practical reference for all ages, Raising a Self-Starter promises to make parenting just a little bit easier.

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Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer writes extensively on parenting topics and conducts workshops about guiding and motivating children.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mar_128 on April 30, 2013
Format: Paperback
Seeking some answers to how to get my son to show some more initiative, I found this book. Besides being a well-written book (great style, easy to understand, thoughts flow easily, logically arranged, etc.), this book is packed with insights regarding the DNA or roots of what contributes to and distracts from the goal of raising a self-starter (a kid with initiative who learns to be inwardly motivated to improve their lives and the lives of those around them, who develops positive self-governing skills, who is appropriately confident and gains a good sense of self-direction, etc.). While it has helped me in many ways break down where I'm missing the boat on fostering this in my child, it has, in fact, taught me a lot about ways I can improve this in myself and others. This book could be useful for "Raising a Self Starter" or Becoming a Self Starter! Another plus is that it's a manageable-sized book --- it's not some 400 page treatise, but a manageable chunk of great reading offering a lot of wisdom and advice.
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