Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound

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Personal Power Press, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 285 pages
By reading this book, parents can find out the ten best and the ten worst things they can say to their children. Learn: how some parents inadvertently create learned helplessness in their children; why 'no' can be a complete sentence; what to say if your child whines, "I can't," or "I don't want to"; fifteen things parents say to guilt-trip youngsters and why that's not helpful communication; why the notion that praise builds self-esteem is a myth and what to do about it; why it's not a good idea to force your child to say, "I'm sorry"; the average number of times a parent reminds a child to pick up his room before taking action; how we can attribute theory to our language patterns to help our child feel a greater sense of personal power; and how to use parent talk to eliminate whining, tattling, or any other negative behavior.

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Parent talk: how to talk to your children in language that builds self-esteem and encourages responsibility

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Language acquisition isn't just a toddler's job: Moorman takes parenting common sense--the notion that affirming, loving speech is crucial to a child's growth and self-esteem--to the level of a"skills ... Read full review


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Chick Moorman is an inspirational speaker who has addressed more than 300,000 parents and educators. Director of the Institute for Personal Power, he lives in Merrill, Michigan.

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