- Paperback: 178 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; F First Edition Used edition (November 24, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1500919446
- ISBN-13: 978-1500919443
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,155,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Secrets of Safety-Net Parenting: Raising Happy and Successful Children - The Common Denominator Paperback – November 24, 2014
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Leon Scott Baxter, is known as "America's Relationship Guru" and has been called "The Dumbest Genius You Will Ever Meet". He's the author of four books and scores of articles, as well as the founder of SafetyNetters.com and CouplesCommittedToLove.com. Baxter has been an elementary school teacher since 1997, and is the father of two happy and successful daughters, Grace (11) and Riley (15), who have each started their own businesses and started their own charities to help raise money for kids with cancer and animals in need. When Baxter isn't parenting his girls, he loves to spend time with his wife of twenty-two years, play basketball, and walk his dog, Lucy.
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Packed with practical tips and insightful real-world anecdotes for children of all ages.
But the guide could also be used as a resource tool for adult career-changers searching for reconnection with their inner child. Check the history of successful men and women in every field and a link with childhood interests and experiences is often apparent.
Issues discussed in brief jargon-free sections include:
The meaning of passion versus strengths, time constraints, single parenthood, helicopter parenting, perseverance, poverty, contests, disability, entrepreneurship, community involvement, activism, communication.
Q & A, four black and white sketches,
and a three-page bibliography are contained within 11 chapters.
Wit and wisdom woven throughout the easy read presentation.
Nobody knew that the five year old girl was under the dining room table with her older sister’s recent gift…a fancy Betsey Johnson party frock, writes Leon Baxter, a veteran grade school teacher.
The little girl had long showed an interest in fashion, routinely cutting up and redesigning her clothing. She couldn’t understand why only Big Sis had received a present. So the kindergartner took the garment apart….snipping… altering… and repining until she’d shaped it to fit her smaller build… [Crickets] Today, the little girl is in her teens, and is known as
Hollywood’s youngest fashion designer…
Or consider the struggling student in Baxter’s class who tried to invent an unusual ice cream scoop. A story that illustrates the challenging socioeconomic circumstances many children confront.
Baxter who is the father of two girls, and, he notes, the honorary papa of a fox terrier writes that in order to find success you have to be happy first and by allowing children to make mistakes that experience will help guide them to their True North.
Scott did an amazing job with this. A tool every parent should have.
Touches on all the finer points and seldom talked about aspects of parenting.
Solid work Mr. Baxter.