Growing Happy Kids: How to Foster Inner Confidence, Success, and Happiness (Paperback)Maureen Healy (author)
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Publisher: Health Communications
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
Health Communications, Inc.
3201 S.W. 15th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8190
9780757316128, $14.95, www.hcibooks.com
Happiness is something we seek all our life, and having it in childhood is a good way to start. "Growing Happy Kids: How to Foster Inner Confidence, Success, and Happiness" is a parenting guide from Maureen Healy who advises parents on how to inspire happiness in their children, drawing from philosophy and faith and how to apply these ideals to empower a positive insight in themselves and spread it to their children. "Growing Happy Kids" is a strong pick for any parenting collection, highly recommended.--Midwest Book Review "Midwest Book Review "
Growing Happy Kids: How to Foster Inner Confidence, Success, and Happiness
Maureen Healy; PHealth Communications Inc., $14.95 trade paper (264p) ISBN 978-0-7573-1612-8
Parents might sometimes wish their children came with an instruction manual; this book could be an answer to their prayers. Healy, a popular writer, speaker, and parenting expert, offers practical and time-tested ideas for instilling children with confidence and happiness. She offers a 5-step process to help children gradually trust more in their own abilities by moving from what she terms 'outer' confidence to 'inner' confidence. These steps include making sure children receive proper nutrition and teaching them appropriate social skills. The author includes 'takeaway' tidbits throughout that will calm even the most frazzled parent. She highlights the importance of families sharing food together while children are encouraged to talk about their daily experiences. Healy also advises parents to guide their children in cultivating a sense of spirituality, something that she distinguishes from organized religious practice. Telling kids stories about great religious figures and how they overcame obstacles can assist them in tapping into their own inner power and confidence, she writes.;New parents and veterans alike will discover useful ways to increase their own confidence about child rearing while allowing their kids' happiness to flourish. (Apr.)--PW "Publishers Weekly "
"This was a great book that will help you redefine the way in which you look at happiness for your children and the way in which you will envision the building of confidence in your children. I know that as a I am always looking for ways in which to build this confidence and self esteem in my own kids and some days are easier than others, yet I always know how important this parental task is. The author does an amazing job at melding together Eastern and Western lines of thought which is something that I would not have considered in the past, but after reading this makes perfect sense. The book is full of great ideas that are practical and easy to implement and are ones that I would highly recommend any parent consider when working with their own child.The other nice thing about this book was the experience that the author brings to her book, as you can tell throughout the book that her experience has made her well suited to write and share her thoughts on this and as you read further you will be surprised and encouraged to change some of your own parenting ways to encourage the self confidence in your own child on a daily basis!"
--;/P>--Dad of Divas "blogspot.com "
Growing Happy Kids is a compelling and insightful look at what happiness really is. Its message extends way beyond childhood. Maureen, you are absolutely on target. It's inner confidence, not the outer, that carries us through the ups and downs of this experience we call life.
--;EM>The Changing Behavior Network--Dr. James Sutton "NetGalley "
"I wanted to get this book because I am always looking for ideas on the ways I can prepare my children to deal with life, but I learned a lot about how I deal with life in the process. It's a very enlightening read. . . . What really resonated with me about this book is that so much of it was about perspective and self talk. The way we perceive and talk about the world and our lives affects us on so many levels, good or bad. What this book is about is teaching our children to have a deep rooted belief of their own awesomeness, and to let that bloom into real, lasting confidence and a positive worldview.
And the thing I love, love, LOVED the most about this book is that after talking about all of this, Healy ends the book with some real life examples of things that we can do with our children to help them reach these goals. She gives us examples of exercises, songs, and mantras (and more!) that we can use in every day life to strengthen the five building blocks. And while Healy is Buddhist and draws heavily from that belief system, these examples are adaptable to whatever belief system or style of parenting suits your family best. In fact, throughout the book she makes an effort to make these ideas available to people across all spiritual traditions... or even those who have a lack thereof. . . ."
--Leah Silverman/ NetGalley.com--Leah Silverman "NetGalley.com "
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