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The parenting project : build extraordinary relationships with your kids through daily conversation / Amy Alamar, Ed.D., and Kristine Schlichting, Ph.D.

By: Alamar, Amy.
Contributor(s): Schlichting, Kristine [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Beverly, Massachusetts : Fair Winds Press, and imprint of the Quarto Group, 2019Description: 200 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781592338542; 1592338542.Subject(s): Parent and child | Communication in families | ParentingDDC classification: 306.874 Summary: Are you losing the influence game with your children? If you want to direct your child's growth, then they need to get to know you. In The Parenting Project, parenting experts Dr. Amy Alamar and Dr. Kristine Schlichting show you how to talk with your children on a regular basis to gain their trust. In a time when kids have many things vying for their attention, you want to become the go-to person, the one they turn to the most for advice and comfort. Sometimes it's difficult to speak with your children about serious subjects. That's why The Parenting Project teaches you how to make a habit of it, providing you with prompts to help start potentially difficult conversations across a broad range of subjects that apply to everyday life. The authors have divided these conversations into five categories to inform your approach—Heart-based, Uncomfortable, Dangerous, Character, and Brave—because each type requires different strategies and "conversation starters." The book includes story after story of how parents have built extraordinary relationships with kids through the act of talking with one another, day by day. With some help from Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting, it will be become easier to open up conversations with (rather than at) your children so that when the big questions arise, your child will turn to you first.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In a world full of many influences, The Parenting Project shows you how, through the practice of daily conversation, to maintain influence in your child's life.

Are you losing the influence game with your children? If you want to direct your child's growth, then they need to get to know you. In The Parenting Project , parenting experts Dr. Amy Alamar and Dr. Kristine Schlichting show you how to talk with your children on a regular basis to gain their trust . In a time when kids have many things vying for their attention, you want to become the go-to person, the one they turn to the most for advice and comfort.

Sometimes it's difficult to speak with your children about serious subjects. That's why The Parenting Project teaches you how to make a habit of it, providing you with prompts to help start potentially difficult conversations across a broad range of subjects that apply to everyday life. The authors have divided these conversations into five categories to inform your approach--Heart-based, Uncomfortable, Dangerous, Character, and Brave--because each type requires different strategies and "conversation starters." The book includes story after story of how parents have built extraordinary relationships with kids through the act of talking with one another, day by day.

With some help from Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting, it will be become easier to open up conversations with (rather than at ) your children so that when the big questions arise, your child will turn to you first .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-195) and index.

Are you losing the influence game with your children? If you want to direct your child's growth, then they need to get to know you. In The Parenting Project, parenting experts Dr. Amy Alamar and Dr. Kristine Schlichting show you how to talk with your children on a regular basis to gain their trust. In a time when kids have many things vying for their attention, you want to become the go-to person, the one they turn to the most for advice and comfort. Sometimes it's difficult to speak with your children about serious subjects. That's why The Parenting Project teaches you how to make a habit of it, providing you with prompts to help start potentially difficult conversations across a broad range of subjects that apply to everyday life. The authors have divided these conversations into five categories to inform your approach—Heart-based, Uncomfortable, Dangerous, Character, and Brave—because each type requires different strategies and "conversation starters." The book includes story after story of how parents have built extraordinary relationships with kids through the act of talking with one another, day by day. With some help from Dr. Alamar and Dr. Schlichting, it will be become easier to open up conversations with (rather than at) your children so that when the big questions arise, your child will turn to you first.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 9)
  • Introduction (p. 13)
  • Part I I Talk/You Talk: From the Casual to the Difficult (p. 16)
  • Chapter 1 Getting to Know You (p. 19)
  • Chapter 2 Types of Conversations (p. 37)
  • Chapter 3 Making the Project Work (p. 51)
  • Chapter 4 Conversation Starters and Strategies (p. 65)
  • Part II Let's Talk: Common Concerns That Come Up Every Day (p. 82)
  • Chapter 5 Opening Heart-Based Conversations (p. 85)
  • Conversation Starters and Prompts:
  • Emotions (p. 99)
  • Family (p. 99)
  • Friendships (p. 100)
  • Intimate Relationships (p. 101)
  • Loss and Grief (p. 102)
  • Self Love (p. 102)
  • Trust (p. 102)
  • Chapter 6 Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations (p. 107)
  • Conversation Starters and Prompts:
  • Diversity (p. 117)
  • Divorce/Separation (p. 118)
  • Fear (p. 119)
  • Gender and Gender Identity (p. 119)
  • Sex and Sexuality (p. 120)
  • Chapter 7 Braving Dangerous Conversations (p. 125)
  • Conversation Starters and Prompts:
  • Alcohol and Drugs (p. 137)
  • Assault and Harassment (p. 138)
  • Cutting Behavior (p. 139)
  • Driving (p. 139)
  • Minor Vices (p. 141)
  • Suicide (p. 141)
  • Chapter 8 Nurturing Character Conversations (p. 147)
  • Conversation Starters and Prompts:
  • Actions and Behavior (p. 159)
  • Education and Life Skills (p. 160)
  • Healthy Habits (p. 161)
  • Humility (p. 162)
  • Identity (p. 162)
  • Integrity (p. 163)
  • Social Media and Technology (p. 163)
  • Spirituality (p. 165)
  • Chapter 9 Fostering Brave Conversations (p. 169)
  • Conversation Starters and Prompts:
  • Advocacy and Empowerment (p. 181)
  • Bullying and Being Bullied (p. 183)
  • Emotional Health and Anxiety (p. 183)
  • Independence and Transitions (p. 184)
  • Mental Health (p. 186)
  • Taking Risks (p. 187)
  • Vulnerability (p. 188)
  • Conclusion (p. 191)
  • Suggested Resources (p. 194)
  • About the Authors (p. 196)
  • Index (p. 198)