No Regrets Parenting Updated and Expanded Edition

No Regrets Parenting  Updated and Expanded Edition
Author: Harley A. Rotbart
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 1524874558
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Regrets Parenting Updated and Expanded Edition Book Excerpt:

For every type of family, this updated and expanded edition is the quintessential, open-to-all parenting guidebook, guaranteed to help you find more—and better—time for your kids and yourself. It's not just how much time you have with your kids, but how you spend that time that matters in the life and legacy of a family. No Regrets Parenting focuses on the simple truth that the long days of busy parenting race quickly by and, looking back someday, the years with kids will feel far too short. Written by renowned pediatrician, celebrated author, and distinguished parenting expert, Dr. Harley Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition helps parents readjust their perspectives and priorities. Dr. Rotbart teaches parents how to experience the joy and depth of the parenting experience amidst the chaos and choreography of daily routines. Carpool, bedtime, bath time, soccer practice, homework, dinner hour, and sleepovers all become more than just obligations and hurdles to overcome. They become opportunities for intimate and meaningful time with kids— opportunities to turn fleeting minutes into memorable moments. Your kids need to see who you are and how you live your life. And, in return, they will help you to see who you really are and how you should be living your life. For all of that to happen, families need memorable and meaningful time together. No Regrets Parenting is about time—finding enough of it and making the most of it. Accompanying this timeless advice, Dr. Rotbart has added timely, updated content to address the ever-changing needs of today’s busy families. Also in this edition are two brand new sections: "Parenting Young Adult Children" (because parenting doesn’t end with high school graduation) and "No Regrets Grandparenting" for those magical years when your children become parents! Oh my! This updated and expanded edition answers the ageless question: How can you do it all…and stay sane in the process?

No Regrets Living

No Regrets Living
Author: Harley A. Rotbart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0757323944
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Regrets Living Book Excerpt:

Dr. Harley Rotbart's prescription for a life filled with gratitude for what we have and appreciation for what we have done with our time on earth. No Regrets Living is a proactive, 7-step plan to help us better appreciate what we have in our lives, and take greater pride in what we’ve done with our lives—without spending precious time and energy wishing things had turned out differently. Of course all of us have had disappointments, lamentable moments. For some, those times have led to lasting unhappiness and a life that feels unfulfilled, even meaningless. Others have found ways to move past the downturns and find better ahead. No Regrets Living leads us to see the world through a lens of appreciation for the magnificence around us, which in turn helps us accommodate those not-so-magnificent moments in our lives. Dr. Rotbart brings his unique perspective as physician, scientist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and heart patient to No Regrets Living. Part self-help manual, part inspirational road map, part moving memoir, No Regrets Living is a blueprint for reaching greater satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Woven into the timeless message of the book are especially timely observations on the COVID-19 pandemic from Dr. Rotbart's expert perspective as an infectious diseases physician, including coping mechanisms and paths for going forward as individuals and as a society.

No Regrets Living

No Regrets Living
Author: Harley A. Rotbart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0757323952
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Regrets Living Book Excerpt:

Dr. Harley Rotbart's prescription for a life filled with gratitude for what we have and appreciation for what we have done with our time on earth. No Regrets Living is a proactive, 7-step plan to help us better appreciate what we have in our lives, and take greater pride in what we’ve done with our lives—without spending precious time and energy wishing things had turned out differently. Of course all of us have had disappointments, lamentable moments. For some, those times have led to lasting unhappiness and a life that feels unfulfilled, even meaningless. Others have found ways to move past the downturns and find better ahead. No Regrets Living leads us to see the world through a lens of appreciation for the magnificence around us, which in turn helps us accommodate those not-so-magnificent moments in our lives. Dr. Rotbart brings his unique perspective as physician, scientist, child of a Holocaust survivor, and heart patient to No Regrets Living. Part self-help manual, part inspirational road map, part moving memoir, No Regrets Living is a blueprint for reaching greater satisfaction and fulfillment in life. Woven into the timeless message of the book are especially timely observations on the COVID-19 pandemic from Dr. Rotbart's expert perspective as an infectious diseases physician, including coping mechanisms and paths for going forward as individuals and as a society.

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting
Author: Harley A. Rotbart M. D.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-03-06
ISBN: 9781449489175
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Regrets Parenting Book Excerpt:

In quick hits, small bites, and short lists of essential, commonsense and occasionally creative advice, pediatrician Rotbart answers a parents three most commonly asked questions: what do my kids need from me? what must I do to be a good parent? how can I avoid feeling guilty for not doing everything? His aim is to help parents maximize and optimize time spent with their kids and realize that there is ample opportunity for active and passive positive interaction every day, from crib through college. This is a busy parents time management guide, demonstrating how to find balance, turn minutes into moments, develop reliable parental intuition, and transform everyday routines into special times, without neglecting personal and professional responsibilities.

No Regrets

No Regrets
Author: Barry Neil Kaufman
Publsiher: H J Kramer
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN: 1932073507
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Regrets Book Excerpt:

Barry Kaufman's life has been spent helping others cope with severe adversities and traumas. When he learned of his father's cancer diagnosis, he had to summon all of his strength. That struggle, and the surprising rewards that came from it are the subject of No Regrets. Kaufman's father, Abe, was a man of simple tastes, modest aspirations, and respectable accomplishments who dares, at age eighty-five, to open his heart in the face of a terminal illness. His son was not ready for it at first, having limited emotional reserves after his own son was diagnosed as irreversibly autistic. This moving book about the unbreakable bond between a father and son shows how one man learned to confront and finally celebrate life's transitions.

No Regrets Parenting Updated and Expanded Edition

No Regrets Parenting  Updated and Expanded Edition
Author: Harley A. Rotbart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN: 9781524870577
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Regrets Parenting Updated and Expanded Edition Book Excerpt:

For every type of family, this revised and expanded edition is the quintessential, open-to-all parenting guidebook, guaranteed to help you find more time for your kids and for yourself. It's not how much time you have with your kids, but how you spend that time that matters. By pediatric doctor, celebrated author, and parenting genius Harley Rotbart, No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition offers the chance to shift perspectives and priorities. With the goal to help the modern parent juggle family responsibilities, professional lives, and personal lives, No Regrets Parenting is all about time--finding enough of it and making the most of it. Car pool, bath time, soccer practice, homework, dinner hour, and sleepovers all become more than just obligations and hurdles to overcome to get through the day. Accompanying his tried-and-true advice, Dr. Rotbart has included new content to address the ever-changing needs of families, taking unprecedented pandemics into account, along with the new challenges parents are facing. No Regrets Parenting, Updated and Expanded Edition answers the overwhelming questions: How can you do it all and, most importantly, how can you stay sane while doing it all?

No Regrets

No Regrets
Author: Rayna Neises
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 1631953451
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Regrets Book Excerpt:

“Winsome, uplifting” personal stories and practical tips for walking your loved one through this season of life (Michele Howe, author of Giving Thanks for a Perfectly Imperfect Life). A coach and podcaster who specializes in support for caregivers, Rayne Neises knows from her own experience caring for two parents with Alzheimer’s disease that this role can take a toll. In this comforting book she offers practical tips and personal stories that help us walk our parents all the way to the end of their life while still having a life to walk back into. By being intentional throughout the process, she explains, we can hold on to faith, manage fear—and provide the best possible care for both ourselves and our loved ones. “By reading this book and learning from its rich stories, you will begin to exchange your heartaches for hope and memories to forever cherish.” —Debra Kelsey-Davis, coauthor of The Caregiver’s Companion

A Marriage Without Regrets

A Marriage Without Regrets
Author: Kay Arthur
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-07-01
ISBN: 0736938540
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Marriage Without Regrets Book Excerpt:

"This book isn't about how to have a perfect marriage, or to change our spouses," says Kay. "It's about having the kind of marriage where you can stand before God and say, 'Lord, I was all that You intended me to be.' Only when we make that kind of commitment can we truly have a marriage without regrets!" Speaking candidly about her first marriage, her conversion to Christianity, and her longtime marriage to Jack, Kay offers practical advice on effective communication, security and significance, difficult relationships, parenting, and God's guidelines for divorce and remarriage. Readers will discover what the Bible says about... resolving conflict understanding each partner's role improving the sexual relationship becoming financially wise respecting and keeping marriage vows This rerelease with a fresh new cover (more than 110,000 copies sold) contains the marriage-building and life-changing material Kay has presented to enthusiastic audiences worldwide—helping thousands of people in many countries experience supportive, Christ-centered marriages.

Regret Free Parenting

Regret Free Parenting
Author: Catherine Hickem
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN: 1595553983
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regret Free Parenting Book Excerpt:

Are my kids ready for the world? Did I teach them the right things? What if I made a bad decision that affects them forever? What could I have done differently? Moms have a list of worries a mile long about their parenting. They fear they’ll spend twenty years raising children—only to discover they missed investing in and teaching the things that mattered. How can any parent be sure she won’t have regrets? Now an acclaimed motherhood expert teaches the principles every mother needs to confidently raise her children. Catherine Hickem shows you how to: Build companionship and trust Live peacefully in the teen years Maintain your position as the parent Develop emotional intelligence Know the difference between control and intention And much, much more. Most importantly, Hickem shows how to achieve intentional parenting. Everything important in life requires planning. And every mom knows her greatest legacy, the truest expression of her heart and hope for the world, is bound up in the way she raises her child. With a perspective rich in faith and tested by life, join Hickem and learn how you can achieve regret-free parenting! “While mothering is the hardest job we’ll ever undertake, our Creator designed it to be the most rewarding, most powerful, and closest to grasping God’s heart.” —CATHERINE HICKEM, LCSW Endorsements: "Have you ever picked up a book and as you read it became aware that this is more than just a great book, it's a gift from God at the perfect moment? That's how I feel about Catherine's book on parenting. If you are like me, you long to love your children well through all the ages and stages of their lives. But at times, the path ahead gets a little foggy….Regret Free Parenting reminds us of what we know to be true. I am grateful for this book, I believe you will be too." ?Sheila Walsh, Women of Faith Speaker and Author of The Shelter of God's Promises and Gigi, God's Little Princess. "Catherine Hickem, wisely reminds us that as parents of teens that 'they need us to be our best when they are at their worst.' Her advice to be the 'Keeper of the Vision' and to provide affirmation to our children during the difficult teen years is exactly the right message. Regret Free Parenting is an excellent resource for all parents! ?Elayne Bennett, President and Founder of Best Friends Foundation and future author of Saving Our Daughters (Thomas Nelson 2012). Elayne is married to bestselling author, former Secretary of Education and Morning in America host, Bill Bennett.

Pregnancy and Parenting

Pregnancy and Parenting
Author: Jessica Akin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 1442243031
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pregnancy and Parenting Book Excerpt:

More than 900,000 teenage girls face pregnancies each year. Almost all of these pregnancies are unplanned, leaving teen moms and dads unprepared for the emotional, physical, and psychological journey ahead of them. What most parents find as a memorable and positive change in their lives, teens and their families often see as catastrophic and devastating. In Pregnancy and Parenting: The Ultimate Teen Guide, Jessica Akin guides teens through the unique issues and struggles of a life-changing event that can be overwhelming even for a fully mature adult. Once a teen decides what course to take—between parenting, adoption, or abortion—she must deal with the consequences of her decision, often alone, but sometimes with the father-to-be and other family members. Topics covered in this book include breaking the news choosing the next step dealing with judgments and criticism coping with loss co-parenting finishing school life beyond the baby This book is filled with stories from teen mothers and fathers who faced their unplanned pregnancy head on. Written without bias or judgement, Pregnancy and Parenting: The Ultimate Teen Guide emphasizes and encourages teens to empower themselves with knowledge and make the best choices and decisions for their individual futures.

Parenting Musically

Parenting Musically
Author: Lisa Huisman Koops
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 0190873647
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Musically Book Excerpt:

Parents use music in family life to accomplish practical tasks, make relational connections, and guide their children's musical development. Parenting Musically portrays the musicking of eight diverse Cleveland-area families in home, school, and community settings. Themes from interviews focused on the families' hopes and dreams for their children musically, as well as the families' perceptions of media messages regarding parents and music, serve to deepen the documentation of how families use and perceive music in their daily lives. Family musical interactions are analyzed using the concepts of musical parenting (actions to support a child's musical development) and parenting musically (using music to accomplish extra-musical parenting goals), arguing the importance of recognizing and valuing both modes. An additional construct, practical/relational musicking, adds to the detailed analysis of family musical engagement. Practical musicking refers to musicking for a practical purpose, such as learning a scale or passing the time in a car; relational musicking is musicking that deepens relationships with self, siblings, parents, or community members, such as a grandmother singing to her grandchildren via Facetime as a way to feel connected. Families who embraced both practical and relational musicking expressed satisfaction in long-term musical involvement. Weaving together themes of conscious and intuitive parenting, the rewards and struggles of musical practice, and the role of mutuality in community musicking, the discussion draws on research in music education, psychology, family studies, and sociology. This book serves to highlight the multi-faceted nature of families' engagement in music; the author urges music education practitioners and administrators to consider this diversity when approaching curricular decisions. Written in a style accessible to laypersons, this book will interest a wide range of music educators as well as families, community members, and scholars and practitioners in family studies, psychology, and sociology.

How to be a Happier Parent

How to be a Happier Parent
Author: KJ Dell'Antonia
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN: 0735210489
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to be a Happier Parent Book Excerpt:

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times' Motherlode blog. In all the writing and reporting KJ Dell'Antonia has done on families over the years, one topic keeps coming up again and again: parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. In this optimistic, solution-packed book, KJ asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we'd always hoped for? Drawing from the latest research and interviews with families, KJ discovers that it's possible to do more by doing less, and make our family life a refuge and pleasure, rather than another stress point in a hectic day. She focuses on nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, explores why they are hard, and offers small, doable, sometimes surprising steps you can take to make them better. Whether it's getting everyone out the door on time in the morning or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, How to Be a Happier Parent shows that having a family isn't just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It's about experiencing joy--real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for--along the way.

Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids

Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids
Author: Kathleen Nilles,Jennifer L. Jolly,Tracy Ford Inman,Joan Franklin Smutny
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN: 1000503577
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids Book Excerpt:

When parents need guidance on raising gifted kids, they can turn to Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted Children. This collection of practical, dynamic articles from NAGC's Parenting for High Potential magazine:

Stop Painful Parenting Tales from Our Side of the Mat

Stop Painful Parenting  Tales from Our Side of the Mat
Author: Paul Prendergast,Carol Davis, LCSW
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1483463966
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stop Painful Parenting Tales from Our Side of the Mat Book Excerpt:

When I opened my first karate school twenty six years ago, I would never have thought I would be dealing with parents who grew marijuana, had fist fights in my lobby, or moms who cheated on their husbands with other moms. I never thought I’d deal with a mom so drunk she pissed her pants while waiting to pick up her child, or a boy who drew pictures with his own “poo” on the walls of my bathroom. My instructor never taught me how to defend myself against these types of attackers. It is my hope that by reading this book people will be more conscience of their words and actions when in the presence of their children or other people’s children. People that become parents, guardians, coaches, teachers, mentors, or who influence children will become more aware how important their role is. Parents must understand if they want to see a change in their child, they must be the change they want to see.

Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting
Author: Kristen Race, PhD
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN: 1250020328
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Parenting Book Excerpt:

A mindful approach to parenting that helps children (and their parents) feel happier, healthier, calmer, and less stressed in our frenetic era Rooted in the science of the brain, and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, Mindful Parenting is a unique program that speaks directly to today's busy families who make up what Dr. Race calls "Generation Stress." Research has shown that mindfulness practices stimulate the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Regular stimulation of this part of the brain helps us feel happier, healthier, calmer, less anxious, less stressed, and makes it easier for us to concentrate and think clearly—the very behavior we are hoping our children will display. Dr. Race provides: An explanation of the way the brain works and why parents and kids today are more stressed, anxious, and angry than ever before Practical solutions to the problem: Things parents can do to change brain patterns and create a more relaxed and happier home "Brain Coolers": Quick tips that can be used in the moment to help families relax, recharge, and create happiness (such as "The Three Breath Hug") Mindful Parenting understands the realities of raising a family in our fast paced and often-frenetic world and provides hundreds of easy-to-implement solutions, both for parents and their children, to help them manage stress, create peace, and live happier lives. "This book is a must-read for all parents of our generation.” --Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx

Quick Tips for Busy Families

Quick Tips for Busy Families
Author: Jay Payleitner
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN: 1441230920
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quick Tips for Busy Families Book Excerpt:

Ingenious Parenting Shortcuts Every Mom and Dad Should Know Parenting can be hard work, and our lives continue to get busier and busier. Is it possible to lighten the load but still raise great kids? From his experiences as a dad as well as interacting with countless other parents, Jay Payleitner has gathered scores of secrets worth passing along--simple things veteran moms and dads have learned over the years. Things as simple as passing along truths during TV commercials. Or connecting with your children as you tuck them in at night. Or learning how to laugh over spilt milk. Some of the ideas are old-school secrets that were passed from one generation to the next; others deal with issues that would have never crossed Grandma and Grandpa's minds. All of them are easy to implement. This book is designed for a quick, breezy reading experience, letting parents pick and choose those ideas that will make their lives easier, their kids happier, and their futures even brighter.

100 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BE AN EXTRAORDINARY PARENT

100 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BE AN EXTRAORDINARY PARENT
Author: Sean Gentile, M.B.A.
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1477295887
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BE AN EXTRAORDINARY PARENT Book Excerpt:

100 Effective Ways to be an Extraordinary Parent offers the prime pearls of wisdom from a mother of four dynamic kids. These simple and concise tips can help parents deal with the everyday challenges that face the family as well as the larger issues presented by modern culture and mass media.

Parenting Your Parents

Parenting Your Parents
Author: Dr. Grant Ethridge,Tammy Ethridge
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 0736977228
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting Your Parents Book Excerpt:

Help and Hope for the Hard Road Ahead If you are currently providing care for your aging parents or facing the prospect of doing so in the near future, you are definitely not alone. Dr. Grant Ethridge and his wife, Tammy, have been there, having given care during their dads’ last days. They know the stress and uncertainty you face. Through their story and those of other caregivers, Grant and Tammy share research and practical tips to aid you in dealing with everyday caregiving struggles and situations. You will learn how to decide which care is best, prepare legal documents, handle family disputes, and much more. They will also share encouragement and advice from the Bible. You’ll discover that with God’s help, you can make it through even the most difficult days in your journey. Looking after an elderly or sick parent is a physically and emotionally draining experience. Let this book give you the tools you need to be successful without giving away your peace of mind in the process. And remember, as you give care to your parents, your Heavenly Father is always caring for you.

The Teaching Brain

The Teaching Brain
Author: Vanessa Rodriguez,Michelle Fitzpatrick
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-05-10
ISBN: 1620970228
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Teaching Brain Book Excerpt:

“A significant contribution to understanding the interaction among teachers, students, the environment, and the content of learning” (Herbert Kohl, education advocate and author). What is at work in the mind of a five-year-old explaining the game of tag to a new friend? What is going on in the head of a thirty-five-year-old parent showing a first-grader how to button a coat? And what exactly is happening in the brain of a sixty-five-year-old professor discussing statistics with a room full of graduate students? While research about the nature and science of learning abounds, shockingly few insights into how and why humans teach have emerged—until now. Countering the dated yet widely held presumption that teaching is simply the transfer of knowledge from one person to another, The Teaching Brain weaves together scientific research and real-life examples to show that teaching is a dynamic interaction and an evolutionary cognitive skill that develops from birth to adulthood. With engaging, accessible prose, Harvard researcher Vanessa Rodriguez reveals what it actually takes to become an expert teacher. At a time when all sides of the teaching debate tirelessly seek to define good teaching—or even how to build a better teacher—The Teaching Brain upends the misguided premises for how we measure the success of teachers. “A thoughtful analysis of current educational paradigms . . . Rodriguez’s case for altering pedagogy to match the fluctuating dynamic forces in the classroom is both convincing and steeped in common sense.” —Publishers Weekly

Parenting for Peace

Parenting for Peace
Author: Marcy Axness
Publsiher: Sentient Publications
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2012-01
ISBN: 1591811767
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parenting for Peace Book Excerpt:

If we really want to change the world, let us raise a generation hardwired for peace and innovation from the very beginning. A child whose brain develops its capacity for self-regulation, self-reflection, trust, and empathy is a joy to parent. As an adult, this individual will have the heart to embrace and exemplify peace, the mind to innovate solutions to social and ecological challenges, and the will to enact them. Such a person is never a genetically predetermined given, but the result of dynamic interactions between genetics and environment, beginning before he or she is even born. Foundations for this level of health begin forming during the prenatal period, and some aspects of optimal development are influenced as early as conception. In the midst of our global human, economic and environmental crises, we have overlooked a profound means of cultivating a sustainable, peaceful future: the choices and attitudes with which we bring our children to life and shepherd them into adulthood. With compassion, good humour and engaging examples, this book points out fundamental missteps we have made through the ages, and explains why they're counter-productive. It gives straightforward guidelines using a unique 7-step/7-principle matrix for parents to foster their children's development in a vibrantly growth-oriented fashion, rather than a protection-oriented fashion. This is an essential guide for raising a generation of peacemakers.