Dina Alexander, Jenny Webb, Mary Ann Benson, Amanda Scott and Polly Scott unite together for this practical, in-depth guide to aid parents to raise a more resilient, stronger child. The authors’ philosophy is driven by the recognition that every child possesses one or other particular quality or talent, and for the child to be successful, that quality needs to be developed and balanced. Breaking the book into 5 “accounts,” and each “account” into smaller sections, the authors encourage parents to work with their children to aid them in identifying their areas of weaknesses and finding practical ways to deal with their problems, and at the same time help them appreciate and develop their strengths. And in doing so, the authors skillfully build the case for balanced, rational, and reflective talks between a parent and a child to develop a deeper connection which facilitate both learning and bonding, helping the child to find their greatness and build a happy, content life. The book also covers topics related to children’s social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Additional activities, discussions, and questions further the value of each section. Highly practical, clear and straightforward, and sensitive to both the child’s self-image and the parent’s probable frustration, this insightful guide will leave readers greatly inspired. This is a gem.
Dina Alexander is the founder and CEO of Educate and Empower Kids (educateempowerkids.org), an organization determined to strengthen families by teaching digital citizenship, media literacy, and healthy sexuality education—including education about the dangers of online porn. She is the creator of Noah’s New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good, Petra’s Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure, How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography and the 30 Days of Sex Talks and 30 Days to a Stronger Child programs. She received her master’s degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and her bachelors from Brigham Young University.
Most recently she has published Chloe has a Question, a Very Important Question and This is the Spirit of Revelation for Latter-day Saint children and their families and Conversations with My Kids, 30 Essential Family Discussions for the Digital Age.
She tries to be a great mom and loves spending time with her husband and three kids. Together, they live in New Mexico.
Categories: Non Fiction