Positive Pushing by James Taylor
How to Raise a Successful and Happy Child

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Parents often wonder--"Are we pushing our children too much, or too little?"

What do kids really need to be successful and happy people? For parents, how they answer this question will determine how they will raise their children, what lessons their children will learn, what values they will adopt, and, ultimately, what kinds of adults they will become.

Taylor, an experienced doctor of psychology, gives parents clear and balanced instruction on how to encourage children just enough to produce a happy, successful, satisfied achiever. Pushed properly, Taylor believes, children will grow into adults ready to tackle life's many challenges. Using his three-pillared approach, Taylor focuses on self-esteem, ownership, and emotional mastery, and maintains that rather than being a means of control, pushing should be both a source of motivation and a catalyst for growth which can instill important values in children's lives. He teaches parents how to temper their own expectations to suit their children's emotional, intellectual, and physical development, and identifies common red flags that indicate when a child is being pushed too hard--or not enough.

Whether a child's potential for achievement lies in academics, the arts, sports, or other areas, Dr. Taylor's insight and guidance will push parents, teachers, and coaches to nurture children into successful and happy adults.

About James Taylor

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Jim Taylor, Ph.D., has consulted with young achievers and their parents in sports, the performing arts, and education for 18 years. He is the author of several books on achievement and conducts seminars on the subject throughout North America and Europe. He lives in San Francisco. JAMES TAYLOR (Peachtree City, GA) is a senior adviser at ESI International, the largest provider of project management training in the world. He is also the author of Managing Information Technology Projects (0-8144-0811-7).
Published April 1, 2002 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Taylor, a psychologist who has worked with young achievers in sports, education and the performing arts for 17 years, helps parents determine how to give their child encouragement and the emotional resources not only to succeed but to deal with success in a healthy way.

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