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ERIC Number: ED433972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 245
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-4605-2
Parents Do Make a Difference: How To Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds, and Caring Hearts. Jossey-Bass Psychology Series.
Borba, Michele
Using the premise that skills for living successfully are learned, not inherited, this book details for parents and teachers specific skills that parents can teach that will make a difference in children's lives. The skills have been consistently named by researchers, parents, experts, and educators as critical to success, and pilot-tested at three schools. The eight skills are: (1) positive self-esteem; (2) cultivating strengths; (3) communicating; (4) problem solving; (5) getting along; (6) goal setting; (7) not giving up; and (8) caring. For each of these skills, the relevant chapter presents vignettes contrasting a child in need of the skill with one exhibiting the skill, step-by-step instructions for fostering the skill in a child, success tips placed throughout the chapter, and a list of additional resources. Contains 120 references. (HTH)
Jossey-Bass, Inc., 350 Sansome Street, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104-1342 ($18). Tel: 800-956-7739 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-605-2665 (Toll Free); Web site: .
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A