Welcome to the wonderful world of Living With Children.
Whether you are a new parent with questions about your newborn baby, the parent of a toddler, a preschooler, or a teen, you will find answers to your questions and discover the limitless pleasures of Living With Children.
You will be introduced to a philosophy offering the Attachment building communication skills of Dr. Thomas Gordon's PARENT EFFECTIVENES TRAINING* along with the most up-to-date understandings in child development and ATTACHMENT based on the work of developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld.**
You will also find quotes and references to famous researcher, author and lecturer, Alfie Kohn*** as well as quotes from other respected writers giving us valuable insights into Living With Children.
We explore the negative effects of Traditional reward-punishment control permeating our society. We replace it with a Problem Solving approach for raising cooperative, self-disciplined, self-confident children.
Contemporary culture exerts a serious threat to the vitally important attachment between children and the adults responsible for them. Dr.Neufeld explains what it takes to build and maintain a strong healthy attachment from infancy through adolescence and into adulthood. We come to understand the dangerous and damaging consequences to children and to our society when this bond is weak or missing and the parent/child attachment is replaced by attachment to peers.
Modern brain-imaging gives scientific support to the teachings found in this book. Everything you find here is based on solid scientific research and the real-life experiences of millions of families. Nothing is founded on"old-wives tales" or the dangerous mythology underpinning Traditional ways of relating to children.
Discover the joy in LIVING WITH CHILDREN!
A note on pronouns. To avoid the awkward he/she designation of a child I will use the word He when writing about children. I do not want to offend the parents of little girls and hope you will understand.
* Explore the P.E.T. website at www.gordontraining.com
** Read about Dr. Neufeld's work at www.gordonneufeld.com***
*** Gain valuable insight at www.alfiekohn.com