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Raising Children Who Think for Themselves:

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ISBN-10: 156731533X

ISBN-13: 9781567315332

Edition: 2002

Authors: Elisa Medhus

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List price: $7.98
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Fine Communications
Binding: Cloth Text 
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dedication
Acknowledgments
The Basics
Introduction
What This Book Is About
The Five Essential Qualities of Self-Directed Children
Understanding Internal vs. External Direction
The Game Plan
Seven Strategies for Raising
Self-Directed Children
Creating the Proper Family Environment
Eliminating Elements That Foster External Direction
A Word about Sibling Influences
The Importance of a Family Identity
Helping Children Develop Healthy Internal Dialogue
Eight Techniques to Encourage Introspection
Derailing Unhealthy Internal Dialogue
Helping Them Confront Their Unhealthy Internal Dialogue
Helping Them Rebound from the Effects of Facing the Truth
Helping Them Find Solutions through Honest, Healthy Internal Dialogue
Modeling Our Own Inner Honesty for Our Children
Helping Children Develop Natural Intuition
Modeling the Use of Our Own Intuitive Powers
Encouraging Them to Follow Their Own Hunches
Teaching Children How to Strengthen Their Intuitive Powers
Playing Intuition Games
Keeping an Intuition Journal
Teaching Children How to Receive Intuitive Signals More Clearly
Teaching Children Empathy
Teaching Children How "Benevolent Selfishness" Works
Helping Children Understand Others by Using the "Empathy Triad"
Helping Children Develop Empathy through Service
Helping Children Use Internal Dialogue to Develop Empathy
Helping Children Develop Empathy through Role Play
Using "I Messages" to Teach Children Empathy
Modeling Empathy
Teaching Children Empathy by Not Criticizing the Unfortunate
Disciplining to Promote Internal Direction
What It Means to Discipline in a Way That Promotes Internal Direction
The Twelve Basic Requirements of Self-Directed Discipline
Eight Discipline Techniques That Encourage Self-Direction
Helping Children Rebound from Failure
Discussing Our Own Mistakes with Our Children
Not Denying Opportunities to Excel As a Consequence for Misbehavior
Sharing Lessons We've Learned from Our Own Mistakes
Teaching the Value of Failed Attempts
Teaching Children to Strive for Personal Excellence, Not Perfection
Using Mistake Contests
Downplaying Past Failures
Teaching "Failure Tolerance" by Not Over-reacting to Mistakes
Encouraging Mistakes
Encouraging Independence
Teaching How to Separate Failures from Self-Worth
Accepting Suffering As a Good Thing
Helping Children Handle Real-World Influences
Drugs and Alcohol
Violence among Children
Modern Technology
The Hurried Life
Consumerism vs. Simplicity
Sexuality
Body Image and the Perception of Beauty
The Winner-Loser Mentality and Competition
Conclusion
Specific Child-Rearing Challenges
Level System for Teenagers
Resources
Index