April, 2014: Exhibiting at the Kensington, MD, International Day of the Book.
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What Every Parent Should Know About Raising Children
This treasure of practical advice by award-winning author Dr. Roger McIntire provides the help parents need when they are challenged to keep a steady disposition, manage fair discipline, enjoy the job and stay lovingly close to their children. Parental solutions and strategies are offered through vignettes, dialogues, and examples on every page. Available in print, e-book, and Kindle editions.
Raising Your Teenager: 5 Crucial Skills Moms and Dads Need, by Dr. Roger McIntire, addresses typical teen problems in practical ways that get results. The book describes five skills in 140 brief discussions that will help parents deal with their teen's adjustments and yet still maintain cooperation and a pleasant family atmosphere.
ISBN 9780615356709. $17.95. Kindle and other e-book formats: $3.99.
This month's tip: Magical Shortcuts Don't Work
Shortcuts in parenting can make us feel we are protecting and disciplining our kids when we have actually given no
specific help or instructions at all.
"You need to try a little harder to be nice at these family gatherings."
"Your manners were terrible, and you should be nicer to your cousins."
"You had better shape up and make an effort, Jeff."
Mom's advice to Jeff is no help. Trying harder, showing better manners, being nicer, and shape up and make an
effort are such vague notions that they could strike a child as magical ideas.
These general directions leave enough loopholes to allow Jeff to make no new effort and still have room to defend
Comments from Reviewers
About Teenagers & Parents: 10 Steps for a Better Relationship:
(Also published in Brazil, Germany, Korea, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia.)
“Reassuring and enjoyable.” – La Leche League
“It helps guide parents to avoid the slammed doors and sulks [by using] techniques that work with teens.” – Southern Illinoisan
“Well-written, easily understood practical handbook...” – Kentucky School Counselor Assn.
About Raising Your Teenager:
“Raising Your Teenager is a useful resource for any parent feeling they are in over their head with their teen.” – Small Press Bookwatch
“…chapter I liked the most is ‘Loving and Liking your kids’….this book does a very thorough job of tackling most subjects that are important to our kids….I was refreshed to see someone who had put all of this information into one book and is making it available for parents to access.” - Christ Goforth, bookdads.com
“The book was filled with so many valuable resources, and the chapters are so easy to read. Each section was filled with nuggets that any parent would be glad to have in their metaphorical toolbelt.” - Dad of Divas Reviews
“Immensely helpful and easy to read, with lots of cross-cultural relevance.” – Dr. Lucy Y. Steihnitz, Regional Technical Advisor for Children and Families (Africa)
“Raising Your Teenager is an invaluable guidebook—whether you are a first-time pre-teen parent or a veteran.” – Wendy Summer, Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor
About Enjoy Successful Parenting: Practical Strategies for Parents of Children 2-12:
“Outstanding.” – Parent Council, Ltd.
“[McIntire] learned his lessons well and passes along his knowledge in a lively and readable book...filled with practical answers for all the common problems.” – Bookviews.
About Raising Good Kids in Tough Times:
(Also published in Korea and Thailand.)
“These are the habits parents need for confidence and the ones that can help in moments of trouble.” – Dr. Donald Pumroy, Founder of Assn for Behavior Change; Prof. Emeritus, Univ. of MD.
Parenting tips provided by our expert Dr. Roger McIntire, father of three and author of nine parenting books, including Raising Good Kids in Tough Times, and Enjoy Successful Parenting. Be sure to check out his blog, ParentSuccess with Dr. McIntire for new and updated tips!
Explore our extensive parenting tips archive for expert advice columns on almost any topic or browse our resources list for links to further help. Dr. McIntire's blog is at rogermcintire.wordpress.com.