All Children Flourishing: Igniting the Greatness of Our Children
Nurtured Heart Publications; 1st edition (January 15, 2008)
6.2 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
List Price: $19.95
This approach was originally designed to help families help their difficult children better adapt to school and family life. During years of using this approach with these children, however, I discovered that it works beautifully to foster inner strength, higher achievement, happiness, security and exemplary conduct in every child. It is not just another positive approach to parenting designed to improve behavior. Rather, it s an approach to greatness, a method of recognizing and appreciating the gifts each child possesses. Parents who had been desperate to find something that worked and adopted the Nurtured Heart Approach with their difficult child typically also used the approach with their other children, because it s just easier that way. They would then report similar, extraordinary results: they described their other children as flourishing beyond anything they had ever seen or experienced before. This approach gives parents enormous power to help every child navigate an ever more complex world with confidence and an inner compass of greatness. Children need a real inheritance, not monetary wealth, but inner wealth. We may no longer have the luxury of using old methods – conventional and traditional ways of instilling self-esteem and enforcing/reinforcing positive choices considering all that a child faces these days. We need approaches that put us all in an advantageous situation: a place where parents have tools at their disposal that reliably infuse their children with enormous inner strength. We can no longer just occasionally urge our children to feel self-worth, to make better choices and to have a better attitude. A more proactive approach is needed. We have to give them irrefutable evidence, in real time, that they are successful…right here and right now!
Howard Glasser, M.A. is the founder of Children s Success Foundation and designer of the Nurtured Heart Approach. He and Jennifer Easley are the co-authors of Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach (1999), currently the top selling book on the topic of ADHD, The Inner Wealth Initiative (2007) with Tom Grove, and the Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook (2008) with Joann Bowdidge and Lisa Bravo. He has been a featured guest on CNN and a consultant on 48 Hours. He lectures in the U.S. and internationally, teaching therapists, educators and parents about the Nurtured Heart Approach, which is now being used in hundreds of thousands of homes and classrooms around the world. Howard is former director and clinical supervisor of the Center for the Difficult Child in Tucson, Arizona. He has been a consultant for numerous psychiatric, judicial and educational programs. Although he has done extensive doctoral work in the fields of Clinical Psychology and Educational Leadership, he feels his own years as a difficult child contributed the most to his understanding of the needs of challenging children and to the success of his approach. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.