The Best Things Parents Do: Ideas & Insights from Real-World Parents

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Parents are doing a better job than they think they are. Author Susan Kohl has been a parent watcher for more than 30 years--and she knows what parents do well. A kind of Mr. Rogers for parents, Susan Kohl's The Best Things Parents Do is a "best practices" book that parents will turn to again and again.

Each chapter focuses on one topic and contains stories and vignettes from Kohl's personal experience, relevant statistics and psychological truths, strategies to use, and things to think about or actions to take. Kohl knows that when parents begin to pay attention to what they do well, they can do more of it--channeling their children's energy into constructive endeavors, modeling positive behavior and discouraging negative behavior, and honoring their children's feelings as well as their own.

The Best Things Parents Do is divided into four parts:

  • 1. The Best Attitudes Parents Hold: the best parents value progress.
  • 2. The Best Things Parents Do: from focusing on their children's feelings to seeing the opportunities in obstacles.
  • 3. The Best Things Parents Do for Themselves.
  • 4. The Best Things Parents Do for Each Other.

Parents of children of any age will find relief--and hope--in The Best Things Parents Do.

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A selfproclaimed "parentwatcher," Susan Isaacs Kohl has been teaching parents for almost forty years and currently counsels parents from a variety of cultures every week. She is a preschool director, teacher, and a director mentor for Diablo Valley College. She has consulted for Head Start, the National Association of Education for Young Children, and the Child Development Project. A frequent magazine contributor, Kohl has written for Parents, Woman's Day, Family Circle, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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I am impressed with Susan Kohl’s ability to put herself in the parent’s place with sensitivity and compassion. -- Mary B. Lane, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus San Francisco State University and author of Our Schools: Frontline for the 21st Century, Education for Parenting, and Understanding Human Development

Susie Kohl’s words kiss instead of chide, support rather than divide. ...luminously reveals the wise parent in us all. -- Lisa Groen Braner, author of The Mother’s Book of Well-Being

a hand to hold so that you can trust yourself as a parent more and more. -- M.J. Ryan, author of The Power of Patience and Attitudes of Gratitude

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