Parents Do Make a Difference: How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts

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Wiley, May 21, 1999 - Psychology - 272 pages
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For Teachers and Parents of Children to Age 12

Finally, a book that shows you how to teach kids the eight indispensable skills-self-confidence, self-awareness, communication, problem solving, getting along, goal setting, perseverance, and empathy-they'll need for living confident, happy, and productive lives. Filled with step-by-step advice, practical ideas, and real-life examples, Parents Do Make a Difference puts field-tested tools into the hands of every parent and teacher who wants their children to succeed.

"The fact is this may well be the only book you'll ever need on raising great children."--from the Foreword by Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Contents

SUCCESS Skill 1 Positive SelfEsteem
7
Success Skill Z Cultivating Strengths
32
SUCCSS Skill 3 Communicating
56
Success Skill 4 Problem Solving
84
SLCCS Skill 5 Getting Along 1 15
143
SUCCCSS Skill 7 Not Giving Up
166
Success Skill 8 Caring
193
Final Thoughts
226
Index
239
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About the author (1999)

MICHELE BORBA,,Ed.D., is a former classroom teacher and an internationally recognized educational consultant in strengthening children's self-esteem, achievement, and motivation. She is the author of numerous publications including Esteem Builders, read by over 1,500,000 students worldwide. Borba has received numerous awards including the National Educator Award by the National Council of Self-Esteem. She is the mother of three teenage sons.

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