Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids (revised edition)
by Paul Axtell Create the relationship you want with the most important people in your life.
The key to success in any field is the ability to create and maintain good relationships. Conversation is how relationships get built, Axtell argues, and parents play a vital role in developing and nurturing this essential skill.
In his work with executives and organizations, he often uses families as an analogy to clarify his ideas about the relationships people have at work. His book often turns those analogies around, using the lessons learned teaching adults to communicate effectively at work to show parents how these ideas can help build more meaningful relationships at home.
This book will help parents: – Learn to listen to their children so they feel heard and understood – Understand the human hard wiring behind many relationship problems – Use their conversations to help kids gain the confidence – Create safety and trust . . . and a remarkable relationship that will last forever
Updated with the latest research and stories from parents who’ve put these tips to the test, the new edition of this award-winning book provides new material on creating resilience, establishing family agreements about technology use, and building healthy self-esteem, as well as the special role grandparents can play in a child s life. With practical, ready-to-use advice for fostering remarkable relationships, Axtell helps you think about your conversations in a new light and guides you toward deeper, more meaningful connections. (256 pp.)
Awarded the Gold Medal for Best Parenting Book of 2012 from Independent Publisher.