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Teach Your Children Well Why Values and Coping Skills Matter More Than Grades, Trophies, or Fat Envelopes

ISBN-10: 0062196847
ISBN-13: 9780062196842
Edition: 2016
Authors: Madeline Levine
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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/6/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

“Madeline Levine’s voice is a welcome antidote to the Tiger-Momming of America….Read this book—your kids will thank you.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind “A modern guide for the perplexed! First Levine captures a culture which puts competition and social status ahead of character. Then, with a gentle, firm remarkably clear head, she tells parents precisely what to do to bring good sense and respect for children back to parenting.”—Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a B Minus and The Blessing of a Skinned Knee Psychologist Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestseller The Price of Privilege, brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to explode once and for all the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. Teach Your Children Well is a toolbox for parents, providing information, relevant research and a series of exercises to help parents clarify a definition of success that is in line with their own values as well as their children’s interests and abilities. Teach Your Children Well is a must-read for parents, educators, and therapists looking for tangible tools to help kids thrive in today’s high-stakes, competitive culture.

Introduction: Courageous Parenting-Taking the Long View
Authentic Success: It's Not About Bleeding Hearts Versus Tiger Moms
The Kids Are Not Alright (and Neither Are Their Parents)
How Did We Get into This Mess?
The "School Years" are Not Just About Academics: A Primer on Child Development
The Tasks of the Elementary School Years: Ages 5-11
Learning How to Make Friends and Be a Friend
Becoming Competent and Excited About Learning
Developing a Sense of Self: Who Am I?
Becoming an Empathic Person
Remembering to Play
General Recommendations for Parenting Your Elementary School Age Child
The Tasks of the Middle School Years: Ages 11-14
Navigating Puberty
Staying Healthy
Building Independence
Building a Peer Group
Note to Parents
The Tasks of the High School Years: Ages 14-18
Becoming an Adult Thinker
Learning to Manage Sexuality
Building a Sense of Identity
Developing Autonomy
The Resilience Factor: Seven Essential Coping Skills
Teaching Our Kids to Find Solutions
Resourcefulness: "I can handle this" instead of "Mom …"
Enthusiasm: "I love this" instead of "Whatever"
Creativity: "Let's look at this differently" not "What's the right answer?"
A Good Work Ethic: "I'm going to keep at it" instead of "I quit"
Teaching Our Kids to Take Action
Self-Control: "It just doesn't feel right" instead of "All the kids are doing it"
Self-Esteem: "I feel good about myself" instead of "I suck"
Self-Efficacy: "I can make a difference" instead of "Nothing I do matters"
Walking the Talk
Defining and Living Your Family Values: a Paper and Pencil Exercise
What Are Your Core Values?
Family Values Statement
Your Guiding Principles
The Family Action Plan
Editing the Script: Becoming the Parents We Want to Be
Denial: "Problem? What problem?"
Projection: "Yeah, they've got a problem, not me"
Peer Pressure: It's Not Just for Teenagers
Is Parenting Hereditary? "I can't believe I sound just like my mother"
The Trinity of Change: Self-Reflection, Empathy, and Flexibility
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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