Children At Promise: 9 Principles to Help Kids Thrive in an At Risk World

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Children At Promise offers a breakthrough paradigm for raising healthy and responsible children who contribute positively to their world. School principal Dr. Timothy Stuart and former teacher-of-the-year Cheryl Bostrom offer a practical book filled with illustrations that show how all children, both at-risk and advantaged, can realize their At Promise identity. Solidly grounded in the best educational and psychological theory as well as timeless biblical wisdom, Children At Promise provides parents and educators with the insights, motivation, and tools for raising successful children of A.T. P.R.O.M.I.S.E. character. AT PROMISE stands for: A Adversity and pain can lead to growth T Trust between a caring adult and a child P Perseverance R Responsibility for our actions O Optimism M Motivation by identity I Integrity S Service E Engaged Play An inspiring companion workbook, Raising Children at Promise, is also now available. Providing step-by-step guidance, this practical supplement encourages readers to understand and apply At Promise principles to their daily relationships with kids, through stories, activities, self-assessments, prayer reflections, and an observation guide.

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You Can Help Children Build Winning Character Through Relationship and Adversity

Children At Promise offers a breakthrough paradigm for raising healthy and responsible children who contribute positively to their world. School principal Dr. Timothy S. Stuart and former Teacher of the Year Cheryl G. Bostrom offer a practical book filled with illustrations that show how at-risk and advantaged children can realize their At Promise identity. Solidly grounded in the best educational and psychological theory as well as timeless biblical wisdom, Children At Promise provides parents and educators with the insights, motivation, and tools for raising successful children of P. R. O. M. I. S. E. character.

AT PROMISE stands for A - Adversity and pain that can lead to growth
T - Trust between a caring adult and a child
P - Perseverance
R - Responsibility for our actions
O - Optimism
M - Motivation by identity
I - Integrity
S - Service
E - Engaged play

PRAISE FOR CHILDREN AT PROMISE ......

"Tim Stuart and Cheryl Bostrom offer a unique and practical perspective on how to have a godly, eternal impact on children."
—Dr. Bill Bright, founder, president, chairman emeritus, Campus Crusade for Christ

"Children At Promise is an immensely practical and inspirational tool for helping kids rise above adversity—and succeed not only in spite of it, but because of it. This book is a winner!"
—Les Parrott, Ph.D.,professor of clinical psychology, Seattle Pacific University; author, Helping Your Struggling Teenager

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In today's complex world filled with violence, drugs, and confusing sexual messages, these and other threats to our young people have prompted educators, politicians, and government agencies to label up to 90 percent of our children as "at risk" of failure. Although intended to be a way of identifying those who need help, this label can cause us to taint our language and behaviors toward young people with hopelessness and defeat.

But there is hope. Children At Promise maintains that all children can be viewed with positive expectancy and shows how we— parents, grandparents, educators, and friends— can help to fulfill our children's deep potential. In this inspirational and informative book, high school principal Tim Stuart, Ed.D. and former
teacher-of-the-year Cheryl Bostrom, M.A., offer easy-to-understand, research-based evidence for the power of nurturing the promise in all children regardless of the risks they experience. Stuart and Bostrom's unique, revolutionary approach to child rearing emphasizes the true identity of all children and their caregivers, the importance of relationship, and the value of adversity. They offer a practical perspective that inspires caring adults to change an "at-risk" situation into an "at-promise" reality and helps them interpret adversity to build character. Solidly grounded in tested educational and psychological theory combined with timeless biblical wisdom, Children At Promise provides nine key principles for raising successful children of P.R.O.M.I.S.E. character.

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