Working Parents, Thriving Families is a Mom s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient
Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting/Family: General category of The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
2012 Nautilus Silver Award Winner in the parenting/family category
Working Parents, Thriving Families is the how and why to book for parents who are looking for succinct answers, actions, and understanding for common and not so common behaviors presented by their children. Wearing both his psychologist and dad hats, Dr. Palmiter effectively normalizes reactions and thoughts parents often experience in their parenting adventures and equips them with an I m not the only one empowerment and a proactive and practical skill set valuable for overtaxed and busy parents who care about creating a happy and balanced environment for their children and themselves.
Jana Martin, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, American Psychological Association Insurance Trust
Past President, Division of Independent Practice, American Psychological Association
Past President, California Psychological Association
Dr. Palmiter s book is perfect for busy parents who want tips on efficient and effective parenting. What s best is that Working Parents, Thriving Families is full of clear examples of practical suggestions that are based on research. This book is positive, yet realistic. Filled with real-life examples, it offers hard-working parents practical advice they can apply. And, it s based on some of the latest research on promoting thriving children. Not just another parenting book, this book by Dr. Palmiter offers parents clear, specific, and practical strategies that are based on research.
Mary K. Alvord, PhD
Co-author, Building Resilience: A Cognitive-Behavioral Group
Program for Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation
This book is for good parents who want to be even better. In a practical, down-to-earth approach, Dr. Palmiter highlights ways that you can help your child develop confidence, responsibility, and a healthy outlook on life.
Pauline Wallin, PhD
Author, Taming Your Inner Brat: A Guide for Transforming Self-defeating Behavior
President, Division of Media Psychology, American Psychological Association
Dr. David Palmiter is a highly regarded scholar and leading authority on some of the most important issues of our lives. This book reflects that expertise and provides crucial insights for today s over-stressed families news you can use!
Nancy Doyle Palmer
Journalist and Huffington Post Blogger
Finally, a straightforward, lighthearted, and research-based parenting book for working parents who want to do the best they can for their children in the time they have together. Board-certified child psychologist and university professor David J. Palmiter, PhD, distills the broad and complex endeavor of parenting into 10 effective strategies for promoting happy and well-adjusted children in busy households.
These 10 simple and achievable strategies are proven to help children develop a healthy self-esteem, feel safe and connected to the family, make healthy decisions, and develop independence and resilience. Dr. Palmiter shares discipline techniques that address misbehavior without producing more frustration and alienation and covers how to recognize and treat early signs of psychological problems. Taking an edutainment approach, Dr. Palmiter holds your attention and makes you laugh out loud at situations you'll quickly recognize from your own parenting experiences. A working father with three beloved children of his own, Dr. Palmiter understands the crazy, hectic schedules and challenges today's parents face every day.