Become the first person your child turns to for big questions through the practice of daily conversation.
In a world full of many influences, The Parenting Project shows you how, through the practice of daily conversation, to maintain influence in your child's life.
Are you losing the influence game with your children? If you want to direct your child's growth, then they need to get to know you. In The Parenting Project, parenting experts Dr. Amy Alamar and Dr. Kristine Schlichting show you how to talk with your children on a regular basis to gain their trust. In a time when kids have many things vying for their attention, you want to become the go-to person, the one they turn to the most for advice and comfort.
Sometimes it's difficult to speak with your children about serious subjects. That's why The Parenting Project teaches you how to make a habit of it, providing you with prompts to help start potentially difficult conversations across a broad range of subjects that apply to everyday life. The authors have divided these conversations into five categories to inform your approach - Heart-based, Uncomfortable, Dangerous, Character, and Brave - because each type requires different strategies and "conversation starters." The book includes story after story of how parents have built extraordinary relationships with kids through the act of talking with one another, day by day.
With some help from Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting, it will be become easier to open up conversations with (rather than at) your children so that when the big questions arise, your child will turn to you first.
Amy Alamar, EdD, has worked in the field of education as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, parent educator, and education reformer for over fifteen years. As an educational consultant and speaker to parent and faculty groups, Amy focuses on a wide range of parenting topics including student stress and wellbeing, raising digital natives in the information age, and parenting kids with character. She is the mother of three children and resides in Avon, Connecticut, where she serves on the board of the Avon Education Foundation, dedicated to promoting and enhancing excellence in education.
Kristine Schlichting, PhD, is an innovator, entrepreneur, expert problem solver, and change agent fusing together the principles of psychology, neuroscience, coaching, and wellness. She holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Connecticut. “Dr. K,” as she is fondly known by her clients, is a fierce advocate committed to helping all children and adults reach their fullest potential. She is also a mother to a child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and learning disabilities, so she understands firsthand the struggle many parents face.
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