At last! A guide to parenting that actually talks about the art of parenting. This book, in plain language, tackles many of the problems today's parents experience AND gives you practical, realistic ways of effectively dealing with them. Written by a child psychologist with a lifetime of experience, the book pulls no punches and focuses on what works and what doesn't.
The book is organized around thirty-two pertinent topics that most concern parents today. Some sample topics are: "Help! I'm a Single Parent," "Your Child and Sports," "Help! My Kid's Getting Fat!" "Helping Your Child Do His Best in School," "Sex and the American Teenager - What's a Parent to Do?," "Religion in a Child's Life," "Divorce and Kids - What Really Happens," "Is TV All Bad?" "Teaching Your Child Morality," "Helping Your Kids Pull Themselves Out of Bad Social Situations," and "Red Flags for Parents!" All thirty-two topics were generated by parents themselves, calling in their requests for topics to a radio show on parenting hosted by the author of this book.
The author, Dr. Harve E. Rawson, has a lot to say. He has been a professor of psychology for thirty-two years, a dean of faculty, a research scientist, director of a residential program for children with behavior problems for twenty-five years, producer of two syndicated radio shows, author of 40 professional journal articles regarding work with children, and author of four books. His professional knowledge of child psychology, clinical social work, and all aspects of education, plus the practical experience of rearing two sons, reflects itself in every page of this book which he describes as "the culmination of everything that I, or anyone I've ever read or talked to, know about parenting."