Relaxed Parent ,The
People who like Bill Cosby will love Tim Smith. Helpful and hilarious, Smith shows parents how to develop realistic expectations for themselves. And how to motivate children to move from "I want" to "I will"--by claiming real responsibility for their...
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People who like Bill Cosby will love Tim Smith. Helpful and hilarious, Smith shows parents how to develop realistic expectations for themselves. And how to motivate children to move from "I want" to "I will"--by claiming real responsibility for their lives.The Relaxed Parent. Does this sound to you like another of those impossible oxymorons, like "military intelligence" or "freezer burn?" Tim Smith--author, speaker, and formerly perpetually frazzled parent--believes a relaxed parent is not only possible, but essential for rearing healthy children. With humor and insight, Smith offers the rare parenting book that is at once funny, practical, and hopeful. In a style reflective of popular authors Bill Cosby, Dave Barry, and Tim Allen, Smith provides insight into:Helping parents determine realistic expectations for themselvesDetermining how we spoil our childrenCommunicating with and motivating our childrenDeveloping "response-able" childrenAlong the way, Smith offers fourteen practical principles for becoming a relaxed parent. If you are looking for a fun book that offers practical advice on how to relieve the stresses of parenting, Tim would like a few words with you.
Kids are resilient, they'll get over it. Our kids know we love them by all the hard work we put into our careers to provide for them. Parents need to maintain a good image in front of their kids and others. Are you basing the training of your children on these commonly believed myths? We love our kids. We want them to succeed in life. But it seems that today's style of parenting is hindering the development of our children. Are we doing our job as parents? According to Tim Smith, parents should be training their children to leave home, to become functional, independent adults. Yet many times, in this age of divorce, double income families, and image conscious parenting, we've lost touch with our children's true needs. We've exchanged what kids really crave - our care, our time, and our authenticity - for expensive gifts, Nintendo baby-sitters, and plastic smiles.In The Relaxed Parent, Tim Smith points parents toward better parenting skills, asking relevant questions like: Do you take too much credit when you kids are good, or too much blame when they aren't Are you trying to apply the qualities needed to succeed in the workplace to meet the needs of a growing child?Filled with timely and practical advice, The Relaxed Parent will help you raise your children to truly be all that they can be.
Smith is the pastor of family life at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, California.