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Team-Spirited Parenting 8 Essential Principles for Parenting Success

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ISBN-10: 0471345695

ISBN-13: 9780471345695

Edition: 2000

Authors: Darlene Powell Hopson, Derek S. Hopson

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This guide shows parents how to forge bonds of co-operation, support, and mutual respect with their children. It is based on eight essential principles that promote trust, respect, and spirituality.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 3/15/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Make Peace with the Past: The First Principle
What Every Good Parent Wants
Connect to the Power of Your Memories
Sort Out Your Issues
Look for Positives
Unpack the Baggage from Your Parents' Divorce
Listen Carefully to the Voices on Your Message Tape
Erase the Negative Messages
Reassess Your Parenting Approach
Talk to Your Children about Your Past
Living the First Principle
Make Peace with Your Partner: The Second Principle
Getting in Sync
How Is Your Parent-to-Parent Relationship Affecting Your Child?
Do You Believe That Mother Knows Best?
Do You Think That Father Knows Best?
Are You Divided by Spiritual Faith?
Is Your Parenting Style Competitive?
Are You "Parallel Parenting"?
Are You Ever the Martyr?
Do You Sabotage Your Partner?
Are You the Insecure Teammate?
Are You Divorced or Separated?
Are You the Parent Who Works a Lot?
How Compassionate Are You?
Do You Know How to Give and Take Criticism?
When to Seek Professional Help
Living the Second Principle
Communicate Compassionately: The Third Principle
Couple Communication Skills
Understand Your Different Communication Styles
Master the Art of Assertive Communication
Seven Golden Rules of Communication
What Your Children Are Telling You
Family Communication Skills
Teaching Children to Listen
Encouraging Compassionate Communication
Living the Third Principle
Reach Out to Your Village: The Fourth Principle
The Team Beyond Your Doorstep
How to Ask for Help
Rediscover Your Village
Reach Out to Extended Family Members
Reach Out to Friends
Reach Out to Your Community
Reach Out to Your Religious Leader
Reach Out to Your Child's School
School Is Not for Moms Only
Reach Out at Work
Living the Fourth Principle
Direct Your Child's Behavior: The Fifth Principle
The Goals of Positive Discipline
Are You a Good Model of the Behavior You Want for Your Child?
Eleven Easy Rules for More Positive Discipline
What to Expect at Every Age
Are You and Your Partner on the Same Discipline Team?
What's Your Personal Discipline Style?
What's Your Team Discipline Style?
Eight More Winning Discipline Techniques
Handling the "Problem" Child
When to Seek Professional Help
The Gender Factor
Negative Lessons of Physical Punishment
Time-out for Parents
Living the Fifth Principle
Nurture the Sibling Bond: The Sixth Principle
The Positive Side of Rivalry
How Does Sibling Rivalry Get Started?
The Role of Age Differences
How Do Your Children Actually Get Along?
When to Seek Professional Help
Seven Recommendations for Reducing Rivalry
Growing Away from Rivalry
The Trap of Favoritism: Try Not to Make It Worse
Embrace Your Stepchildren
Eleven Ways to Strengthen the Sibling Bond
Living the Sixth Principle
Acknowledge Peer Pressure: The Seventh Principle
The Power of Peer Pressure
How Peer Pressure Starts
Handling Peer Pressure at Every Age
The Gender Factor
Dealing with Prejudice and Interracial Friendships
Dealing with Sex
Dealing with Violence and Aggression
Separating Out Your Feelings from Your Child's Feelings
Teaching Your Child about Friendship and Fitting In
Guiding Children toward More Positive Relationships
Relating to Your Child's Friends
How to Talk about Peer Pressure with Your Child
Giving Your Child Basic Communication Tools
When You Should Worry
How to Handle Passing Fads
Defining Positive Role Models
Living the Seventh Principle
Allow Time for Spirituality and Joy: The Eighth Principle
Draw from Spirituality
Acknowledge Your Family's Spiritual Needs
"Mixed" Partnerships
Ten Ways to Teach Your Children about Faith
Simple Spiritual Messages for Children
Simple Religious Messages for Children
Simple Fun
What's the Rush? Slow Down
Set Aside Parent Time
The Value of Family Meetings
Learn to Manage Anger Together
Celebrations and Reunions: The Power of Making Memories Together
Living the Eighth Principle
Index