How your Child Thinks
Give your Child the Superpowers to Be A Happy, Healthy PersonBook - 2009
In an age where more children are struggling than ever before, how can you raise happy, healthy, fulfilled children... young people who can handle pressure and become successful, independent adults? The secret: give them the skills, tactics, and strategies they need to manage their own lives. In this book, one of the world's most respected child psychologists shows how to do just that, one day, one minute at a time. Dr. Stephen Briers teaches powerful, proactive parenting techniques that don't simply respond to bad behavior, but help keep it from happening in the first place. Drawing on compelling new research on positive psychology, Dr. Briers shows how to cultivate the specific habits of thought that nurture resilience and help "inoculate" against depressive illness; promote happiness and well-being; cultivate personal competence and social confidence; boost your child's problem-solving skills. You'll learn why so many of today's conventional parenting techniques cause more problems than they solve; when to use "carrot and stick" discipline, and when there's a better alternative; why your child is smarter and more capable than you realize and how you can help your child reach his or her fullest potential!
Briers is a clinical psychologist in Brighton, England, where he works with both children and adults; he has written books on emotional and behavioral problems and has been the on-screen expert for BBC documentaries and series on child and teenage years. He presents a practical text offering parents ways to teach skills, tactics, and strategies that will significantly increase their child's capacity for self-control--and enable parents to take on a proactive rather than reactive parenting role. Briers discusses the ABCs of feelings, mind control for beginners, nurturing resilience in young people, overcoming stress and anxiety, cultivating social confidence, and boosting problem-solving skills. By acquiring skills in these areas from a young age, children are able to feel happier, less stressed, and more able to deal with their own feelings, other people, and the world around them. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)