In these difficult, sometimes violent, times, how can we nurture children who are both good and happy? How can we help them stay safe, be respectful, and reach their full potential? Nurturing Good Children Now outlines precisely what is important to foster in our kids, and how to raise children who have a deep sense of values and an enthusiastic spirit. The most essential traits that children need to thrive in today's world are: mood mastery, expressiveness, peer smarts, body comfort, team intelligence, respect, passion, focus, caution, gratitude.
This compassionate book offers unflinching social commentary, the latest research on child development, and practical advice. We can nurture good children now, and, for a better future, we must.
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Ron Taffel, Ph.D., is a noted child and family therapist and author of the critically acclaimed Parenting by Heart and Why Parents Disagree. He is an award-winning contributing editor to Parents magazine and the founder and director of Family and Couples Treatment Services at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York City.
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Melinda Blau is an award-winning journalist and the author of Watch Me Fly, Families Apart, Loving and Listening, and Our Turn, as well as the co-author with Dr. Taffel of Parenting by Heart.