Preteen Wise (On Becoming Series)
Part of the dynamic ON BECOMING parenting series, PRETEEN WISE will be instantly recognised by readers who have trusted the Babywise and Childwise books for wisdom on child-rearing. Moving into the preteen years, parents of eight- to twelve-year-olds face...
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Part of the dynamic ON BECOMING parenting series, PRETEEN WISE will be instantly recognised by readers who have trusted the Babywise and Childwise books for wisdom on child-rearing.
Moving into the preteen years, parents of eight- to twelve-year-olds face the challenge of transition from wielding adult authority to using personal influence to motivate their children. Authors Gary Ezzo and paediatrician Robert Bucknam give parents communication tips and effective ways to insulate their child from peer "groupthink". They discuss seven warning flags and how to respond to them.
This is a book for all parents seeking an atmosphere of mutual respect in their home, non-rebellious teen years and a future friendship with their grown child.
Offers clear strategies for parenting preadolescent children, including insulating them from harmful peer pressure, encouraging harmony at home, and building future friendships with grown children.
The middle years, 9 to 12 years of age, are perhaps the most significant attitude-forming period in the life of a child. It is during this time that the roots of moral character are established. From the foundation that is formed, healthy or not-so-healthy family relationships will be built. During the preteen years, patterns of conduct are firmly established patterns that will impact your parent-child relationship for decades to come. Rightly meeting the small challenges of the middle years significantly reduces the likelihood of big challenges in the teen years. On Becoming Preteenwise is based on the familiar axiom that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is much easier to avoid making mistakes than it is to correct them after the fact. This is particularly true of parenting. Just ask any mother or father continually challenged by a contentious or rebellious teen. Given a choice to go back and start over...
Ezzo is a graduate of Talbot Seminary and School of Theology and is executive director of Growing Families International. ý