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