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The Art of Empowered Parenting: The Manual You Wish Your Kids Came With 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0979027543
ISBN-10: 0979027543
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Editorial Reviews


"A very powerful book for all parents and any professionals who work with children. It not only helps parents to understand why they and their children do what they do but gives real-life, commonsense strategies that lead to everyone finding and feeling success. A must read." -- Dave Pelzer, author of Help Yourself for Teens and A Child Called "It"

"Fisher and his colleagues have pulled together many theoretical perspectives to provide readers with an easy-to-read, common sense-based book." -- Gregory C. Keck, PhD, Attachment & Bonding Center of Ohio, and co-author of Adopting the Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child

"The authors don't just give you tips, they help you to build strategies to last for a lifetime of successful parenting." -- Jean Scott Martin, Attorney at Law, former Guardian ad Litem

"Written by seasoned professionals with years of practical experience, this book refreshingly addresses issues of parenting often not discussed, including approaches to power and emotion and temperament and attachment. As a pediatrician, I feel that this book strongly addresses what can help parents the most." -- David Thompson, MD, FAAP

"A well-written and insightful guide that empowers parents by gently encouraging them to first take a long, honest look at themselves. Sensitive to the feelings of both parents and children." -- Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, author of, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

About the Author

Licensed clinical psychologist Erik A. Fisher, PhD runs a private practice in Georgia. His work has been featured on CNN, and he has been interviewed for NBC, CBS, FOX.

Steven Sharp is a sought after writer in the fields of health and technology, as well as a full-time senior systems analyst for the United States Department of Defense.

Diane Wichman is the co-founder of CHOICES for Growth, Incorporated, which works hands-on with families to establish respectful and empowering environments. She is married with two children and one grandchild.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Ovation Books; 1 edition (October 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979027543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979027543
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Shirley Priscilla Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
know what you are thinking that this is just another book on what you should and should not do with your own children, well think again. Inside the pages of this work you will be pleasantly surprised as you are shown strategies to overcome so many areas of difficulty in raising your children.
However, before you can be a victor you have to understand the how's and why's of these problems and this book does an exceptional job in doing just that. From troubled child to timid child, you will gain insight into the inner working of your offspring, and be more sensitive to what needs to be done for them.
The authors want you to succeed in parenting and explain the true meaning of an equity-based parenting approach. Sounds weird and not for you? Believe me, once you understand the benefits of this approach you will sing a different tune. I certainly could not begin to explain this to you in such a short review but believe me I was impressed and wished I had used this years ago when my children were young. The authors have penned a great book and one that all parents will find invaluable in raising their children to be self-productive and strong adults.
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THE ART OF EMPOWERED PARENTING BY ERIK FISHER, STEVEN WAYNE SHARP, AND DIANE FIVAZ WICHMAN is an excellent guide for new parents to start off in the right way helping their child to grown into the full development of his or her strengths and to steer away from personal weaknesses. The many styles of parenting are discussed with emphasis on equity parenting, in which the parents and children are considerate of each other's feelings and learn to listen and discuss clearly, as parents model the behavior they want their children to follow. There is an interesting discussion of control type situations in a family in which "It's my way or the highway is exhibited," and this can be done by the adults or by the children, each controlling the family in less than positive ways. With easy to recognize examples of family situations, the authors, who are well trained experts in the field as well as being parents themselves, give alternate ways of handling situations that promote respect, harmony, love and trust among family members and help the child develop healthy self-confidence. The book guides any parent, but especially new parents, into quality parenting amidst the dire pitfalls of our modern civilization. This book is a MUST and would be a perfect new baby gift.
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This is a great parenting book for anyone who would love to know more about the impact we have on our children. Power and emotion are two subjects that play an immense role in our parent-child relationships. Most of the times we don't even realize it. The Art of Empowered Parenting helps you look at your parenting style from a different perspective, more analytical and less emotional. It helps you recognize patterns and gives you valuable advice if needed. A great book for every parent.

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