Parenting at Our Best: Wisdom and Advice from Parents Who Have Been There

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After interviewing parents of successful children while writing this book, I wish I had known all this advice when raising my three children. The wisdom and real-life experiences of these parents are invaluable. This book can help you be a better parent for children of any age.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 My Journey
1
Chapter 2 Routine Structure and Consistency
7
Chapter 3 Communication and Expectations
21
Chapter 4 Discipline and Consequences
43
Chapter 5 Education
57
Chapter 6 Family Time Dinner and the Extended Family
75
Chapter 7 Having Choices and Figuring Out Problems
85
Chapter 8 Mistakes and Forgiveness
99
Chapter 10 Good Character Respect and Building SelfEsteem
123
Chapter 11 Children Are Different
135
Chapter 12 Be Involved and Know Their Friends
147
Chapter 13 Parents on the Same Page and Divorce
159
Chapter 14 Love and Enjoy Your Children
173
Conclusion
181
Bibliography
183
Endnotes
187

Chapter 9 Role Model
111

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About the author (2012)

Allison Alison graduated from Pepperdine Law School in California and worked as an attorney in the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office and then as an attorney representing children in the Child Abuse and Neglect Court in Los Angeles. She moved back to Virginia, where she had been raised, and represented children in the Loudoun County Court System. She went on to get her master's degree in education from Marymount University and has taught high school in the Loudoun County Public School District since 2001. She has worked with children in many capacities for more than two decades. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and three children.

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