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You Are Your Child’s Best Psychologist: 7 Keys to Excellence in Parenting
“I have been a pediatrician in private general practice for over 30 years, and I have never read such a concise and easily navigable roadmap such as this, every parent’s goal.”
Dr. Daniel van Ingen presents the results of 65 comprehensive standardized interviews, thousands of interactions with parents and professionals, and a thorough review of the psychology literature on parenting over the last 100 years. In this ground breaking book, he identified the seven keys to optimal parenting: attachment, reinforcement, boldness, optimistic reflectiveness, internal locus of control, cognitive flexibility, and happiness rituals.
Each of the chapters consist of “Words of Wisdom & Steps for Taking Action,” “Reflection Tips,” and “Reflection Exercises” that provide insights and specific skills or steps to strengthen each of the seven keys. They are provided to help parents put the keys into action and incorporate them into your daily life. Breakthrough information includes 6 steps to helping your child become unafraid of embarrassment, increasing boldness with the 4 levels of communication, stuck talk versus change talk, steps to establishing a culture of honor in the home, the research-based happiness strategies all families need, and so much more. This book is loaded with examples, vignettes, and tools and the latest cutting edge information such as cyberbullying and managing social media. This book is packed which is why it took four years to write. But, we know parents are busy. We know families want quick answers so a quick tip reference is provided in the beginning of the book so parents can go directly to the 8 R’s of consequences, the four rules of eliminating manipulation, family dinner discussion topics, and interventions to improve attentionality. Get ready for the best and latest on parenting excellence!
Daniel J. van Ingen, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, a youth sports coach, and has been dubbed the Sarasota Parenting Doctor for his work with families. Featured on ABC-7, and a national speaker in over 100 cities and 30 states over the last 10 years, he is co-founder and president of Parenting Doctors. He is author of Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Treatment Approaches to Overcome Fear and Build Resiliency. His latest book is loaded with the latest and best information from research and 100’s of interviews with parents and professionals.
“‘You are Your Child’s Best Psychologist’ is a must read for anyone who is raising or works with children!”