Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9½
978-1-4758-2983-9 • Hardback • October 2017 • $70.00 • (£54.00)
978-1-4758-2984-6 • Paperback • October 2017 • $32.00 • (£25.00)
978-1-4758-2985-3 • eBook • October 2017 • $30.00 • (£22.99)
Chris Palmer is a father, speaker, author, and wildlife film producer, who gives speeches and workshops on a variety of topics, including how to achieve success and productivity, how to parent effectively, and how to motivate and engage students. His first three books were Shooting in the Wild (2010), Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker (2015), and Now What, Grad? Your Path to Success After College (2015).
Preface: The Reason for This Book
Introduction: Whom This Book is For and How to Use It
Part I: Create a Strong Foundation for Learning
Chapter 1: Realize Your Importance
Chapter 2: Create a Family Mission Statement
Chapter 3: Create Family Traditions and Rituals
Chapter 4: Model Good Behavior
Chapter 5: Exert Wise Discipline and Responsibility
Part II: Give Your Child a Head Start at Home
Chapter 6: Stress the Importance of Education
Chapter 7: Talk with your Children and Listen Intently to What They Say
Chapter 8: Read with Your Child
Chapter 9: Do Science Experiments and Get Outside
Chapter 10: Teach Life Skills
Chapter 11: Control and Limit Screen Time
Part III: Support Your Child at School
Chapter 12: Be Present at Your Child’s School
Chapter 13: Be an Advocate for Your Child
Chapter 14: Help with Homework
Chapter 15: Help Prepare Your Child for Tests
Chapter 16: Help Kids Resist Bullying
Chapter 17: Counter a Toxic, Sexualized and Violent Culture
Chapter 18: See the Bigger Picture
About the Author
Impressively informed and informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Raise Your Kids to Succeed: What Every Parent Should Know also includes six pages of Notes and an eight page Index…. [U]nreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Parenting instructional reference collections.
— Midwest Book Review
Chris Palmer has the rare ability to give us the big picture of the challenges of raising kids today but also offers very practical and do-able solutions that will deepen your understanding and connection with your children. This book is unflinching, but kind and will very likely leave you feeling, 'I can do this.'
— Kim John Payne, M.ED. author of "Simplicity Parenting", "The Soul of Discipline" and "Being At Your Best When Your Kids Are At Their Worst"
There was a time, not long ago, when most of the suggestions made in Chris Palmer’s book Raise Your Kids to Succeed would have been simple common sense. Unfortunately, many Americans now find themselves immersed in a culture which teaches that kids’ relations with their same-age peers are more important than kids’ relations with their parents. One result is too many boys staying up past midnight playing video games, and too many girls staying up past midnight Photoshopping their selfies for Instagram. Chris Palmer's book offers a useful dose of sanity.
— Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, author of four books for parents including the New York Times bestseller "The Collapse of Parenting"
Raise Your Kids to Succeed is a grand book, not because it will turn your children into successful doctors, lawyers or businessmen, but because it will help them develop good values and a good character; help them love learning and books and teach them moderation, self-discipline and life skills too. This is the stuffing they need to have successful careers, no matter what they do.
— Marguerite Kelly, co-author of "The Mother's Almanac" and author of "The Mother’s Almanac Goes to School", wrote the Family Almanac column in the Washington Post and other papers for 35 years