The 7 Worst Things Good Parents Do

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Health Communications, Incorporated, Feb 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
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Psychologists John and Linda Friel have written an enormously readable and infinitely practical book that digs into some of the worst mistakes that parents make, with suggestions on how parents can change immediately. The Friels examine the seven most ineffective and self-defeating behaviors that parents display again and again. Working from the ideas that even small changes can have big results, the authors give parents concrete steps they can take to end the behaviors and improve the quality of their parenting. Whether readers are contemplating starting a family, have children who haven't entered school yet, are struggling with rebellious teenagers, or are empty-nesters wondering how they can be better parents to their grown children, they can't afford not to read this book. With the same clarity and concrete examples that have sold over 350,000 copies of their books, the Friels offer readers forty years of combined experience as practicing psychologists, and fifty years of combined experience as blended-family parents. This material has been field-tested in the authors' own household, with hundreds of their clients, and with thousands of their workshop and Clearlife Clinic participants. It will cause immediate changes in parents' behavior, and immediate improvement in the lives of their children.

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User Review  - Rebekah Sheppard - Goodreads

Key points: 1. Baby your child 2. Put your marriage last 3. Push your child into too many activities 4. Ignore your emotional or spiritual side 5. Be your child's best friend 6. Fail to give your child structure 7. Expect your child to fulfill your dreams Read full review


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John Friel maintains an active training and speaking schedule in the addictions field, and is known for his practical, innovative, powerful and compassionate presentation and training style. Whether speaking to the general public or to professionals, he has the ability to handle difficult or painful material with a fine balance of competence, sensitivity, gentle humor and professionalism that has made him one of the top trainers in the country.

Linda Friel is known throughout the U.S., Canada, England, and Ireland for her therapeutic and training expertise in the areas of family systems, survivors of unhealthy childhoods, depression, anxiety, addictions and personality disorders. She is cofounder and national director of the ClearLife/Lifeworks Clinic, which is a special four-day therapy program to help people move beyond the painful patterns of childhood shortages.

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