Parent Talk: Words That Empower, Words That Wound
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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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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Act your age action adults alternative angry answer appreciate attribute theory baseball glove behavior believe Check Chick Moorman child focus children learn communicate connectedness create decide decision describe desire different choice effective effort empower encourages enjoy evaluative praise excuse expectations experience father feelings focus frustrated give children goal handle hear help children help your children helps the child homework important increase language patterns learned helplessness listening lives long division mind Nancy Weber negative never noticed opportunity parent talk phrase personal power pick play positive intention positive picture problem solving question Randy remind resentment resistance responsibility role Sega Genesis self-esteem self-responsibility sentence situation solution someone sorry speaking stop style of parent task tattling teach teacher tell things time-out touch understand warnings whining words youngsters