The Family First Workbook: Specific Tools, Strategies, and Skills for Creating a Phenomenal Family

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 13, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
In Dr. Phil's #1 New York Times bestseller Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family, he gives parents courage and a solid understanding of the principles for making your family phenomenal. Now, with The Family First Workbook: Specific Tools, Strategies and Skills for Creating a Phenomenal Family, Dr. Phil puts you to work practicing purposeful parenting, walking you through scenarios and exercises in which you and your family will act on these proven principles to build pride, unity and hope for the future. You'll master a host of concrete, in-depth tools for raising happy children who approach the world with integrity, honesty and respect.
Dr. Phil wants to help parents get their priorities back in order by putting family at the center of their lives. Families don't have to suffer through mediocrity because of parents who don't communicate and children who act out because they aren't receiving the right balance of guidance and discipline. You can shape your household into a functional, supportive, stimulating and safe place -- a place that you and your kids are happy to call home.
With innovative individual and group exercises, challenging self-appraisals, a Daily Intention Journal, specific guidelines on managing conflict, special material for divorced and blended families, and much more, the workbook will show you how to be the best role model, guide and advocate for your child.
Dr. Phil makes you ask yourself the hard questions, and he reveals the hard truths. You are raising America's future; you must invest the time and energy to do it right. The reward -- a happy, fulfilled home life that lets your children thrive -- will be well worth the work.
 

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Contents

Creating Your Phenomenal Family
1
Family Matters
3
Special Strategies for Divorced and Blended Families
17
The Five Factors for a Phenomenal Family
43
Your Family Legacy
97
Your Parenting Style
131
Powering Up
145
7 Tools for Purposeful Parenting
169
Parenting with Purpose
171
Parenting with Clarity
177
Parenting by Negotiation
187
Parenting with Currency
193
Parenting Through Change
211
Parenting in Harmony
223
Parenting by Example
231
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Dr. Phil" (Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.) is the host of America’s number-one daytime talk show and is perhaps the most well-known expert in the field of psychology and human functioning in the world today. In his 16th year on television and his 11th year of the Dr. Phil show, he has devoted his international platform to delivering common sense information to individuals and families seeking to improve their lives. Passionately pursuing such topics as family functioning, domestic violence, anti-bullying, addiction and the myths of mental illness, he works tirelessly both on and off the air. Dr. Phil has carried his message from the senate chambers of Washington, D.C. to the suburbs and inner cities across America. He and Robin, his wife of 38 years and counting, along with their "wonder dog," Maggie, reside in Southern California, as do his two sons, Jordan and Jay, along with daughter-in-law, Erica, and two grandchildren, Avery Elizabeth and London Phillip.

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