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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Jacquie Jordan (January 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981931170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981931173
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,058,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Philip B. Dembo, "America's Parent Coach", is Director of Life Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm specializing in relationship dynamics such as parenting.
Dr. Dembo is an expert in helping parents raise amazing kids with a strong sense of self and conscience, who make good decisions, and live a life of integrity. Using simple strategies and analogies, such as basketball parenting, to help parents set boundaries, Dr. Dembo has a way of making difficult situations easy to understand and relatable for any parent. For 30 years, Dr. Dembo has helped thousands of people live better lives. His unique relationship strategies have led his clients to personal, business, sports performance and family success. His work with professional athletes, including a recent NFL kicker who was the top scorer on his team, has helped them rise to the top of their game. As an accomplished public speaker he has been featured on news programming such as Great Day St. Louis, Fox Sports Northwest, KPLR 11 News, KSDK News, and Fox 5 News San Diego. He has also served as an expert for the St. Louis Business Journal, The Riverfront Times, MSN Money.com and Hollywoodlife.com. Dr. Dembo hosts his own radio talk show, THE PARENT COACH on Healthylife.net. He taught for many years at St. Louis University, adjunct, in the College of Education's Marriage and Family Therapy program. For the past 30 years he has worked in private practice, and various other settings, coaching his clients on topics related to improving the quality of their relationships and lives. In addition to parenting, Dr. Dembo has served as expert about a variety of topics including: Balancing personal and business lives, Successful partnerships, Team building, Selling or closing a business, Raising children with integrity, Positive discipline, Handling change, Identity development, Confidence building, Life balance, Self discovery, Athletic focus, and Elite athletic performance.

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Raising amazing kids is a goal for every parent, but how do they make it happen? They talk to Dr. Phil Dembo.

Dr. Dembo is an expert in helping parents raise amazing kids, who make good decisions, live a life with integrity and a strong conscience.

Using simple strategies and analogies, such as basketball parenting, to help parents set boundaries, Dr. Dembo has a way of making difficult situations easy to understand and handle for any parent.

For 30 years Dr. Dembo, aka Doc, has helped thousands of people live better lives. His unique relationship strategies have led his clients to personal, business, sports performance and family success. His work with professional athletes, including a recent NFL kicker who was the top scorer on his team, has helped them rise to the top of their game.

As an accomplished public speaker he has been featured on The Rise To The Top, Great Day St. Louis, Fox Sports Northwest, KPLR 11 News, KSDK News, The McGraw Milhaven Show on 550AM and The John Carney Show on KMOX. He has also served as an expert for the St. Louis Business Journal and The Riverfront Times.

He taught for many years at St Louis University, adjunct, in the Marriage and Family Therapy program in the college of Education. For the past 30 years he has worked in private practice, and various other settings, coaching his clients on topics related to improving the quality of their relationships and lives.

In addition to parenting, Doc has served as expert about a variety of topics including:
* Balancing personal and business lives
* Successful partnerships
* Team building
* Selling or closing a business
* Raising children with integrity
* Positive discipline
* Handling change
* Identity development
* Confidence building
* Life balance
* Self discovery
* Athletic focus
* Elite athletic performance

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I would recommend this book to everyone, parent or not!!!!
pharmdbee
He also has the skill to motivate them towards using the tools he provides in reaching their goals.
Dr. Mary Young
This book tells us how to hear our children and understand what they are really saying.
Linda

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mamamia on February 24, 2012
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I was surprised by this book by the time I finished the first chapter. First, it touched me personally, as a daughter. I'm finally able to put the nail-on-the-head about why I don't have childhood memories. After all, I have loving parents and siblings. I was raised in a 'perfect home'. With this new appreciation for what happened in my own childhood and how I responded over the years, I first and foremost have a new outlook on my upbringing. Then, after taking a few days to digest this shift in thinking, I read on. I was eager to learn what I can do to keep from doing the same thing to my children. I felt I was 80% there before reading the book and have to give myself credit. But that isn't enough. Now that I have a label and know the consequences, my ambition is to totally eliminate the reactionary ways I strip my children from their experience and create new habits that fill their soul with a sense of conscience. I'm so enthusiastic about putting new habits into place in my home that I would like to start a book club/chat group with others with this same interest. I would recommend this book to anyone. Not just parents.
Its an easy read (you feel like you are sitting across from him listening). Its a powerful book. It's a gift.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Philip on January 17, 2012
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The Real Purpose of Parenting is an awesome book. It really speaks to the real changes parents need to make in our culture. The author is a great writer and I felt he was speaking directly to me. LOVED IT!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda on January 10, 2012
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Dr. Dembo has a wonderful writing style that makes this book a must have for all parents. He tells of real situations with real families, children and parents, and how plans are laid out and executed for a positive resolution. This book tells us how to hear our children and understand what they are really saying.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 2Boyz on February 14, 2012
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Dr. Phil Dembo is an amazing, authentic person. His book is a reflection of his greatness as a coach and of his work in helping people help themselves and their families. He has the ability to move us forward by showing us how to allow the process of life to be experienced by each person individually. He embraces our uniqueness and reminds us that it is never too late to turn around a family. Even though we have the best of intentions in raising our kids, sometimes as parents, we just need a new coach and a different perspective. Dr. Phil Dembo will take you to the next level of parenting, his strategies facilitate change. A must read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NELSON C HARBOR on March 18, 2012
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I was very impressed reading Dr. Dembo's book. I strongly recommend that all of the vulnerable families out there - those with children--devise and implement their own "tailored" family plan, one that will, according to the doctor, foster "Responsive Parenting" and "create a family atmosphere where your child feels safe to succeed, fail, to give an honest effort, to express an opinion or just a feeling." There are other innovative particulars, but these two will establish a strong foundation from which to build. Years from now, you'll be grateful that you took this initiative. To comprehend the possible, daunting consequences of not doing so, you must read the book. Do what's best for your family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Mary Young on February 29, 2012
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Dr.Phil Dembo is a skilled therapist who has done excellent work with families for so many years. He has a clear understanding of individual and family dynamics and a straight forward, no non-sense approach helping people understand how to live more productively. He also has the skill to motivate them towards using the tools he provides in reaching their goals. I am thrilled Dr. Dembo has put some of his wisdom down on paper and provided this valuable resource.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pharmdbee on February 21, 2012
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MOVE OVER TIGER MOM, there's a new parenting style in town! Dr. Dembo truly captures the essence of what it means to be a parent and how to raise a happy family! I would recommend this book to everyone, parent or not!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mom and Dad of Four on January 31, 2012
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What an excellent book and great parenting tips! Dr. Dembo has truly given real life advice on how to be great parents. I cannot wait to read his next book.
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