The Best-Kept Secrets of Parenting: 18 Principles that Can Change Everything

The Best-Kept Secrets of Parenting: 18 Principles that Can Change Everything

by Brad Wilcox, Jerrick Robbins

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Family life can be like a road trip—filled with unpredictable challenges, problems, and situations that try your patience. While no family is perfect, do you ever wonder how some families seem to more effectively manage the challenges than others? Are there really secrets to how to do this thing called "parenting"? In fact, there are. International speaker, educator, father, and husband Brad Wilcox and co-author Jerrick Robbins share 18 of the most overlooked parenting principles that help families succeed, from the value of work to the importance of honesty to managing pressure and stress to finding humor in the most difficult situations. The Best-Kept Secrets of Parenting is not like other parenting books. It's a clear guide to values and principles that really work—if you apply them in your family. The honest, heartwarming, and personal experiences shared as "secrets" will truly make the difference in your family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938301391
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 06/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Brad Wilcox is an associate professor at Brigham Young University where he also works with such programs as Especially for Youth and Campus Education Week. He is the best-selling author of many books including Tips for Tackling Teenage Troubles and Straight Talk for Parents: What Teenagers Wish They Could Tell You. His children’s picture book, Hip, Hip, Hooray for Annie McRae! was a top finalist for the children’s choice award in Utah.
Jerrick Robbins is the oldest of seven children and has his fair share of experiences that taught him the importance of strengthening the family. He has seen firsthand how families can grow closer together through enduring hardships. His short story, “It’s OK to Cry,” has been published in Lessons from My Parents: 100 Shared Moments that Changed Our Lives.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Have a Sense of Humor: It Helps and Heals
Chapter 2: Make Friends with Your Family
Chapter 3: Learn to Cope with Pressure and Stress
Chapter 4: Find the Windows of Opportunity
Chapter 5: Get Over the Sting of Being Underappreciated
Chapter 6: Honesty Is the Only Policy
Chapter 7: Watch Over the Web
Chapter 8: Keep a Record—For Them and For You
Chapter 9: Share the Load
Chapter 10: Pinpoint Sources of Self-Esteem
Chapter 11: Build Self-Esteem by Remembering P-A-R-E-N-T-S
Chapter 12: Keep Looking Forward
Chapter 13: Face the Storms of Life Together
Chapter 14: Show You Care
Chapter 15: Be in Tune with Your Family
Chapter 16: Broaden Your View
Chapter 17: Don’t Expect Perfection—From Your Children or Yourself
Chapter 18: Never Give Up

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