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The Positive Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy, and Successful Children from Birth to Adolescence

The Positive Parent: Raising Healthy, Happy, and Successful Children from Birth to Adolescence

No. 8865

by Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D.
Raising children in the 21st century is parenting in the worst of times and parenting in the best of times. The Positive Parent is an essential resource for navigating the challenges and opportunities that today's families face. Dr. Alvy shows parents how to help their children reach their full potential through the power of positive parenting.

With humor and passion, Dr. Alvy provides important skills, helpful resources, and 16 highly practical guidelines to help you become a Positive Parent. Learn how to:

  • Give Children Warmth, Acceptance, and Respect
  • Enjoy Your Children's Development and Be Alert to Special Needs
  • Use Firm and Fair Leadership
  • Avoid Corporal Punishment and Verbal Aggression
  • Start Early in Preparing Children for School
  • Create a Home Environment That Supports Education
  • Be an Active Partner with Your Child's School
  • Manage Your Child's Obesity and Eating-Related Problems
  • Teach Children about Their Own and Other Cultures
  • Teach Children about Substance Abuse
  • Teach Children about Sexuality
  • Teach Children to Be Financially Successful and Giving
  • Manage Your Children's Exposure and Use of Media and Technology
  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Nurture the Relationship in Which You Are Raising Your Children
  • Set a Good Example of Lifelong Learning
  • The Positive Parent includes selections from "The CICC Discovery Tool ," a series of age-specific questionnaires for tracking the development of children from birth to age five. (272 pp.)

    About the author
    Dr. Kerby Alvy is the Executive Director of the Center for the Improvement of Child Caring (CICC) in Studio City, California, and a founding Board Member of the National Effective Parenting Initiative. Dr. Alvy encourages parents to become part of a new grassroots effort to make effective parenting a societal priority through NEPI, the National Effective Parenting Initiative (www.effectiveparentingusa.org).

    "A vital, comprehensive parenting manual to guide and support parents through the complexities of 21st century parenting. The Positive Parent is an invaluable, urgently needed resource."
    -Katharine Bensinger, Parenting Education Program Supervisor, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago

    "The age-old complaint is that children don't come with instruction manuals. Now they do. The Positive Parent provides a comprehensive navigation aid for anyone concerned about raising well-rounded kids. Don't guess. Don't lose sleep. Dr. Alvy provides the tools needed to identify and solve those vexing issues faced by parents everywhere."
    -Paul Petersen, Child Advocate, President and Founder of A Minor Consideration

    "Dr. Alvy draws on his rich professional and personal experience in this engaging text for parenthood. He offers depth for professionals with practical advice and techniques for parents. Parent educators will welcome this book."
    -Jack C. Westman, M.D., President, Wisconsin Cares, Inc. and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School

    "A wonderful resource for all parents. Dr. Alvy's respect for parents and children is evident in every chapter, and his tips are helpful and easy to read. He does a terrific job of taking complicated research and presenting it in every day language. What a comprehensive, easy-to-follow book!"
    -Jody Kussin, Ph.D., Academic Chair, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, Phillips Graduate Institute, author of Catch Them Being Good: A Guide to Positive Parenting

    "A comprehensive, readable, wise, and informed book. A guide for parenting in the 21st Century."
    -Duane Champagne, Ph.D., Native Nations Law and Policy Center, University of California, Los Angeles

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