Raising Great Kids in a Chaotic World: A Handbook of Strategies, Examples, and Suggestions for Educators and Parentsis a practical resource of tips that parents and educators can use to help kids acquire, practice and/or correct behaviors that are needed to become responsible and successful adults. It offers a broad range of strategies that emphasize:
Allen N. Mendler is an educational consultant, school psychologist and life coach who is the author of many publications including Discipline with Dignity, When Teaching Gets Tough and Motivating Students Who Don’t Care. Dr. Mendler is a highly acclaimed motivational speaker to educators and parents on how to help challenging children and students succeed. He has received awards from professional groups for his excellence in teaching and for having made outstanding contributions to discouraged youth.
Chapter One: The Challenge of Raising Kids to Thrive
Chapter Two: Tips for Educators when Offering Suggestions
Chapter Three: What Children Need from Parents and Caregivers
Chapter Four: Paving the Road to Success
Chapter Five: How to Promote Responsibility
Chapter Six: Limits, Rewards, Consequences
Chapter Seven: Communicating effectively with your kids
Chapter Eight: Helping your kids solve people problems
Chapter Nine: What to do when kids push your buttons
Chapter Ten: Helping your kids handle stress
Chapter Eleven: Take good emotional care of yourself
Chapter Twelve: Conclusion
Appendix A: Conversation Starters
Bibliography and Resourcesa
About the Author
Raising Great Kids should be read by those whose goal is to help their kids become successful, responsible and satisfied adults in a complex and often confusing world. Dr. Mendler provides concise, comprehensive and practical guidance to nurture greatness in kids of all ages at home and in school. I give it my highest recommendation.
Accessible and engaging with anecdotes that will feel recognizable to parents and teachers alike. Mendler’s guidance speaks to the full spectrum of challenges that adults face in raising and teaching children.
Mendler’s suggestions are bound to help with many issues families and schools face. As a psychologist working with children and adolescents, I recommend this great book to parents and teachers.
Raising Great Kids in a Chaotic World provides parents and educators with a treasure trove of tips and strategies to help children acquire, practice and maintain the personal and social-emotional skills needed to become responsible and successful adults.