From the Back Cover
Linda and Richard Eyre have enjoyed enormous success with their book Teaching Your Children Values, the first parenting book since Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care to top the New York Times Bestseller list. While the Eyres' book generated an overwhelmingly positive response from families, the authors received letters from parents asking for help in putting the book's principles into practice.
These parents were discouraged by the lack of warmth in their relationships with their children. Many said of their kids, "We don't communicate. They don't listen to me." Other explained, "My kids are never around. They'd rather be anywhere but home." It became evident that a lack of connection between parents and their children was an increasingly common problem that could eat away at a family's happiness.
The Eyres quickly saw the need for a "prequel" built on the concept that before parents can teach their children values, they first need to establish a safe, understanding, and caring environment where parents and children participate equally. The Book of Nurturing gives parents what they need most--tools that can set the dream of respectful and trusting family relationships, as well as principles that will turn a house into a home.
These vital tools are given in nine simple, powerful lessons that can protect and preserve families and give children a sense of worth and self-esteem. With a unique blend of insight and imagination, the Eyres have couched each lesson in a memorable animal story that illustrates the lesson in practice. The nine lessons include:
- Praise, support, and positive affirmation
- Discipline (tough love)
- Security and identity
- Freedom and empowerment
The fables used to explain these principles create a language of symbols, which makes it easier for both parents and children to remember the lessons when they're most needed. As each principle is integrated into the general dynamics of family life, both parents and children will contribute to the building of a happier, healthier family that everyone dreams of.
Transform a house into a loving home with the help of the #1 bestselling authors of Teaching Your Children Values
Every parent wants to teach his or her children good values. But beneath that desire lies a greater need--for a bond of love and trust that keeps their children safe, and lets parents participate more fully in their children's lives. In The Book of Nurturing, Linda and Richard Eyre, parenting experts on the "CBS Early Show," present parents with tools for developing healthy and happy family relationships.
These tools are embodied in nine powerful lessons which, when practiced consistently, help to preserve family values and give children a sense of worth and self-esteem. Illustrated by examples drawn from nature, The Book of Nurturing gives the family a common language of symbols that they can use to build and strengthen the relationships that bring a family together.
Along with these stories, The Book of Nurturing also includes:
Poignant stories that illustrate the principles in action
Heartfelt advice distilled from letters from over one million readers
Specific examples of actions to take
With insight, compassion, and understanding, Linda and Richard Eyre show parents ways to increase the strength and stability in family relationships, creating the kind, nurturing home every parent and child desires.
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About the Author
Linda and Richard Eyre (Salt Lake City, UT) are the authors of the #1 bestseller Teaching Your Children Values, founders of the organization Values Parenting, and hosts of a monthly segment on the "CBS Early Show."