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Steinberg, a Temple University psychology professor and author (Beyond the Classroom), presents a powerful argument for the importance of parents in shaping emotionally healthy children. Steinberg's philosophy is based on decades of scientific research in the parenting field, and rests on 10 main beliefs that span childhood from infancy to adolescence. From "What You Do Matters" to "You Cannot Be Too Loving" and "Treat Your Child With Respect," Steinberg outlines the core ingredients of successful parenting, addressing common issues and questions all parents face. Although he recognizes the impact of peers and media in children's lives, Steinberg maintains that parents must take responsibility, pointing out that children's decisions are influenced, above all, by those who raise them. Steinberg maintains a thoughtful but instructive tone throughout, offering practical suggestions on topics like establishing rules and limits. Parenting, Steinberg says, is "like building a boat you will eventually launch. The building process is gratifying, but so is launching the boat and seeing that what you've built can handle the seas." Steinberg calls for parents to be involved and respectful as they create an emotionally healthy environment for their children. His slim volume brims with potent messages about the importance and responsibility of good parenting, providing useful guidelines for new parents and a valuable refresher course for veterans. Ultimately, Steinberg maintains, the scientific facts prove there is nothing more important to healthy development than parents who love, guide and respect their children.
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"Distills decades of research into a simple guide for moms and dads in the trenches."
"[Steinberg] helps parents apply the science of child development to their relationships with their children. It is warm, insightful, and eminently practical."
-- Lawrence Kutner, Ph.D., Codirector, Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media
"Steinberg offers sage advice as well as pragmatic steps to follow, in the hopes that you can learn to become a more 'mindful' parent."
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Must have book. Should be required reading for a marriage license and children baring license if there was such a thing! Read morePublished 29 days ago by eaglesday
Really good writing, and very good thoughts that really make a lot of sense and are easy to understand.Published 1 month ago by Tylene
Very nice and helpful book to learn how to approach and teach children of different ages, how to set limits and its consequences, etc.Published 1 month ago by marina sithideth
Practical principles outlined clearly without being tangled up in endless research results. Just the straightforward application. An easy read with powerful helps.Published 2 months ago by Smart Cookie
Excellent book! A must read for any parent, small children or not! This book changed my parenting and my relationship with my child has flourished because of it.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Was assigned this book for a college course. Arrived in great condition and quickly. The concepts we have been asked to read seem very straight forward and they use easy to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by E Warnell