Joyous Child Joyous Parent: 60 Ways to Have More Fun and Joy with Your Child

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Joyous Child Joyous Parent is a concise collection of parenting wisdom in an easy-to-read design. This action-based book offers help to busy parents who want to nurture and guide their child in a loving and joyful way. Its practical guidelines and tips provide the encouragement and direction to make big changes. Its compact format supports it staying at the ready on the kitchen counter for daily review. All parents face challenges that can leave them stressed and spinning. Am I being too restrictive or too permissive? How can I get my child to listen? How can I get my child to do as I ask? Allen challenges parents to first look to how their behavior supports them and their child. She provides specific actions parents can take to nurture their own wellbeing and that of their child. By focusing on their behavior, parenting stresses diminish. Joyous Child Joyous Parent encourages parents to see their child as a naturally creative, capable, loving individual who wants to succeed in life and to have a joyous, loving connection with their parent. It asks parents to recognize and nurture their child s innate knowing, and to become increasingly mindful of their shared communications. By working with the 60 guidelines, both parent and child move toward a more joyful, fun relationship.

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Connie has always been passionate about bringing forth the free expression of the joyous inner spirit in others and in herself. Because she longed to help people find happiness and freely express their innate creative gifts, Connie studied extensively to expand her knowledge about empowering children and adults. She studied psychology at Boston University and California State University, where she earned her MA. Her deep desire to work with children and to empower them led her to teach children of all ages in the public schools. She often worked with students who were considered at risk , loving and accepting their uniqueness and discovering how adults either limit or empower children through their interactions with them. In working with these at risk youth, she learned many important principles and had the great joy of connecting deeply with her students. She has had many experiences of being profoundly touched, respected, admired, and loved by her students, which still bring tears to her eyes. The beauty and brilliance within children inspires her. When Connie became a mother, she made two intentions her priority nurturing her relationship with her son and supporting him to be the person he naturally wanted to be. She explored new dimensions in parenting and deepened her understanding of a child s joyous inner spirit. She cherishes the honest, loving relationship she continues to share with her son Orion. Today Connie shares the insights she has learned to nurture emotional wholeness in young people and to empower them to let their light shine brightly. She delights in teaching parents and educators how to read the manual their child and students came with and to find the joy and ease in relating with children.

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Joyous Child, Joyous Parent is a quick read which offers solid help for parents. This book focuses on what parents can really control: their own response to their children, and shows how this approach can make a real difference in parenting. The format makes it easy for busy parents to incorporate this thoughtful approach into their everyday routine with their child. Parenting can be less work and more fun. --Rev. Margaret Marcuson, Marcuson Leadership Circle

Nice work! There is much to be gained from this delightful book. --Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept

A few minutes each day is all it takes to set the stage to a more joyous and fulfilling connection with your child and your world. For this is not just about loving your child, it s also about loving your self and your world. Whether you pause to reflect on just one of these pages for a few minutes daily, weekly, whenever your relationship with your child and your life will be all the more joyful and fulfilling for it. --Meryn Callander, President and Cofounder Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children (aTLC)

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