Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child

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Hyperion Books, Apr 23, 2003 - Education - 304 pages
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Now available in paperback, Positive Pushing gives parents clear and balanced instruction on how to encourage children just enough to produce a happy, successful, satisfied achiever. Taylor, an experienced achievement consultant, believes that, pushed properly, children will grow into adults ready to tackle life's many challenges.

Using his three-pillared approach, Taylor focuses on self-esteem, ownership, and emotional mastery, and maintains that pushing, rather than being a means of control, is both a source of motivation and a catalyst for growth that can instill important values in children's lives. He teaches parents how to temper their own expectations to suit their children's emotional, intellectual, and physical development, and identifies common red flags that indicate when a child is being pushed too hard--or not enough.

Whether a child's potential for achievement lies in academics, the arts, sports, or other areas, Dr. Taylor's insight and guidance will push parents, teachers, and coaches to nurture children into successful and happy adults.

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Review: Positive Pushing: How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child

User Review  - Tania - Goodreads

As someone who works with children, and who is the aunt of a now-13 year old (who was 5 when I read this book), I'm always looking for good books on how to support children to be the best they can be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

This book was really interesting. However it took me a while to read it b/c it was my "day time" reading opposed to "evening entertainment" reading, and I don't really have that much time during the day to read.... Very informative for parents and non-parents alike. Read full review

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Jim Taylor, Ph.D., has consulted with young achievers and their parents in sports, the performing arts, and education for 18 years. He is the author of several books on achievement and conducts seminars on the subject throughout North America and Europe. He lives in San Francisco.

JAMES TAYLOR (Peachtree City, GA) is a senior adviser at ESI International, the largest provider of project management training in the world. He is also the author of Managing Information Technology Projects (0-8144-0811-7).

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