What Do You Really Want for Your Children? (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Aug 24, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 480 pages
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If you have children, then you have dreams for them. You want to see them growing up happy, healthy, self-reliant, and confident in themselves and their abilities. But if you're a typical parent, you've wondered if you'll be able to give them all this. There's good news: you can.

Wayne W. Dyer shares the wisdom and guidance that have already helped millions of readers take charge of their lives -- showing how to make all your hopes for your children come true.

You will learn:

  • the seven simple secrets for building your child's self-esteem every day.

  • how to give very young children all the love they need -- without spoiling them.

  • how to encourage risk-taking -- without fear of failure.

  • action strategies for dealing with your own anger -- and your child's.

  • the right way (and the wrong way) to improve your child's behavior.

  • the secrets of raising kids relatively free of illness.

  • techniques that encourage children to enjoy life.

It's all here -- straightforward, commonsense advice that no parent can afford to do without.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
What You Know vs How You Feel
21
2
31
How We Inadvertently Lower SelfConfidence
38
Basic Principles for Building SelfEsteem
45
WANT MY CHILDREN
71
RiskTaking
80
How We Discourage a Positive Attitude Toward Change
88
Discipline for NoLimit Living
225
Your Psychological Support System for Anger
233
The Purest Form of Sanity
260
The Joy of PresentMoment Living
266
Some Typical Actions That Inhibit PresentMoment
277
Some of the Payoffs for Discouraging
280
8
299
How to Model Wellness
306

Ideas for Encouraging Children to Seek Out
95
They Feel as They Learn to Think
114
Choosing Inner Rather Than Outer Direction
122
Typical Child and Parental Behaviors
131
Action Strategies for Helping Children to
137
What Is Freedom from Anxiety?
155
Farewell to Worry
162
Some Typical AnxietyProducing Behaviors
173
The Support System for Keeping the Pressure
179
6
206
Basic Principles to Adopt as Guidelines
213
Understanding Anger
219
Using Visualization for Wellness
312
Some Common AntiWellness Parental Actions
319
WANT MY CHILDREN
341
A Brief Portrait of Creative Children
355
Some Typical Ways We Inadvertently Interfere
364
Some Sample Strategies for Raising Your Children
370
Climbing the Ladder of Needs That Ends with
394
Some Specific Techniques for Helping Children
416
Want My Children to Be Able
437
Index
453
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Page 225 - LET dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so; Let bears and lions growl and fight, For 'tis their nature too. But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise ; Your little hands were never made To tear each other's eyes.
Page 278 - For Yesterday is but a Dream, And Tomorrow is only a Vision; But Today well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day ! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn.
Page 391 - When I am as it were completely myself, entirely alone and of good cheer — say, travelling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep — it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not; nor can I force them.
Page 3 - From the beginning I had a sense of destiny, as though my life was assigned to me by fate and had to be fulfilled. This gave me an inner security, and, though I could never prove it to myself, it proved itself to me. I did not have this certainty, it had me.
Page 31 - THERE is -NO WEALTH BUT LIFE. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest number of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.
Page 82 - If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability...
Page 342 - Let me put it something like this: if you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.
Page 64 - I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
Page 314 - Imagination is the ability to create an idea or mental picture in your mind. In creative visualization you use your imagination to create a clear image of something you wish to manifest. Then you continue to focus on the idea of the picture regularly, giving it positive energy until it becomes objective reality . . . in other words, until you actually achieve what you have been visualizing.

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About the author (2010)

Wayne W. Dyer is one of the most widely read authors today in the field of self-development. He is the author of many books, including such bestsellers as Your Erroneous Zones, You'll See It When You Believe It, and Real Magic.

A psychotherapist, Dyer received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan, and has taught at many levels of education from high school through graduate study. He is the co-author of three textbooks, contributes to numerous professional journals and lectures extensively in the United States as well as abroad.

He appears regularly on radio and television shows around the country.

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