Children Are From Heaven

Children Are From Heaven

Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children

Book - 1999
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In his travels, lectures, and seminars, the book John Gray has been most often asked to write is a parenting book. After years of serious thought, workshops, and practical applications, John Gray has created a brilliantly original and effective system that he calls positive parenting, for children of all ages, from birth though the teenage years. Completing the notion that Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, he adds. . .and Children Are from Heaven.

John Gray has discovered that children today do not need to be motivated by fear of punishment. Instead, they can easily be motivated by reward and the natural, healthy desire to please their parents.

Children Are from Heaven covers the different skills of positive parenting to help improve communication, increase cooperation, and motivate your children. Central to this new approach to parenting are the five positive messages your children need to learn again and again:

It's okay to be different It's okay to make mistakes It's okay to express negative emotions It's okay to want more It's okay to say no, but remember mom and dad are the bosses

When these messages are put into practice -- and John Gray shows you how -- your children will develop the necessary skills for successful living: forgiveness of others and themselves, sharing, delayed gratification, self-esteem, patience, persistence respect for others and themselves, cooperation compassion, confidence, and the ability to be happy. With this new approach, you will be allowing your children to develop fully during each stage of their growth.

John Gray's reassuring message is that children are from heaven and they already have within themselves what they need to grow. Your job as a parent is to support that process. By applying the five messages and different skills of positive parenting, your children will receive what they need to become more cooperative, confident, and compassionate.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1999
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060175658
Branch Call Number: 649.1 Gra 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xxxiii, 357 p


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this book definitely values children as human beings, not just appendages of their parents. isn't that the first step? apparently, many parents don't take the first step, because somehow they survived parents who didn't take that first step, with them. these are obvious principles offered in a clear, bright way. unfortunately, some of those 'bad' parents cannot read, or cannot make enough time in their day, to read. in the end, then, how much impact can a work for good such as this book, have? well, the good news is he doesn't advise prayer, so that is not going to turn off any agnostic or atheist parents. tell a friend about this excellent book, written in a rational style whilst not talking down to the reader (always a turn off). have your told friend tell a friend, begin a chain of positive referencing to a positive book and author. Think, it's ok to.


Every parent Must read this book! I love John Gray's teaching and knowledge. What a contribtuion he is to the Humanity, seriously!

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