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TarcherPerigee (2016-08-16)
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Parenting: advice & issues


75 Simple Strategies for Raising Kids Who Thrive

by Reischer, Erica

A golden rule book to parenting best practices, What Great Parents Do concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults.

What Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know road map for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about parenting today into bite-sized pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. This book will show you:

- How to avoid common parenting missteps.
- How to transform power struggles into cooperation.
- How to change unwanted behavior such as whining and procrastinating, without having to yell or nag.

What Great Parents Do is based on Dr. Reischer's popular parenting workshops that bring together research with real-life examples to create a toolbox for parents that is relatable, actionable, and easy to follow.

ERICA REISCHER, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and parent educator. She holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago in psychology/human development, and is an honors graduate of Princeton University. A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, Dr. Reischer sits on the advisory board for and leads popular parenting classes at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Habitot Children's Museum, and the University of California. Her writing about children and families appears in Psychology Today, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

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Psychologist Reischer's parenting style might be best described as 'evidence-based.' In her parenting workshops and this book, she distills research on children's social and emotional development into a set of best parenting practices. She is at her best in the 'Try This' section at the end of each chapter, which includes real-life examples and step-by-step instructions for applying the strategy in a challenging parenting situation. Like many authors of parenting books, Reischer wrote the one book she was unable to find when her first child was born. She has ensured that parents of young children no longer have that problem.

Review: Booklist, starred review

Every so often, a book comes out that truly shares our big-picture attitude about raising kids. WHAT GREAT PARENTS DO is packed with smart reminders about parenting priorities and how to actually do what you want to do.

Quote: Diane Debrovner, Deputy Editor, Parents Magazine

I can't wait for this book to come out! Dr. Erica Reischer has been teaching fact-filled, action-oriented, and incredibly useful parenting workshops for years now, and parents always leave wanting more. Brimming with insights and tools, this book promises to be the one that every parent will wish they had from day one.

Quote: Rachel Kadner

Erica Reischer offers a 'cheat sheet' of best parenting practices. Equipped with her wisdom, we all have the potential to be 'great parents.

Quote: Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author

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Quote: TarcherPerigee

Covering everything from discipline to encouraging curiosity, Reischer's gentle yet firm model is simple and powerful. Parents who read one tip per day will have a sound rubric for child rearing through the years.

Review: Publisher's Weekly

WHAT GREAT PARENTS DO is the only parenting playbook you need. No book has better distilled, science-based parenting tips than this one! If you have only two minutes a day, you have time to pick up a quick strategy for parenting with more joy, skill, and ease. A must read!

Quote: Christine Carter, PhD, author of The Sweet Spot and Raising Happiness

This is the parenting book you’ve been waiting for. Whether you’re a brand new parent or a veteran with older children, What Great Parents Do condenses the latest research into easy-to-use strategies for parenting that we all need. With compassion, intelligence, and pragmatism, Dr. Erica Reischer guides us through our most pressing dilemmas as parents—how to cultivate respect in our children, how to help our kids handle strong feelings, how to minimize negative behaviors, how to build independence and close relationships at the same time, and how to create happy family lives.

Quote: Leslie Bell, PhD, Author

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