Loving Is Natural, Parenting Is Not: Creating a Value-Centered Family

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Coleman Press, 1997 - Family & Relationships - 202 pages
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Having over thirty years experience in counseling, teaching and parenting, Gil and Tanya Gockley offer seminars on parenting and family interaction. In this book they introduce a total parenting approach, providing invaluable insight, support and guidance for building family cohesiveness. "Loving Is Natural, Parenting Is Not" presents ways to be a more effective parent and to build a family team, experiential activities to teach communication skill, an innovative four-stage discipline approach that promotes responsibility and mutual respect, and a parenting checklist for evaluating parenting strengths. The second half of the book presents 140 meaningful and fun family activities for introducing children to "ValueSkills," common values that are taught as skills such as courtesy, cooperation, patience, self-confidence, listening and courage, and more.

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Contents

Why We Stopped Teaching Values
7
A Total Approach To Parenting
15
Conducting Your Family Orchestra
29
Copyright

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