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Raising Children At Promise: How the Surprising Gifts of Adversity and Relationship Build Character in Kids

Raising Children At Promise: How the Surprising Gifts of Adversity and Relationship Build Character in Kids

Timothy S. Stuart, Mona Stuart

ISBN: 978-0-787-97563-0

Jan 2005, Jossey-Bass

176 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$14.95

Description

Raising Children At Promise is a practical resource and inspiring companion workbook to the revolutionary book Children At Promise, which replaced at-risk thinking with an at-promise strategy to help all kids succeed and overcome challenges in their lives through a trusting relationship with a caring adult.  Step by step, this workbook explains the AT PROMISE paradigm and offers stories, activities, self-assessments, prayer reflections, and answers to frequently asked questions, encouraging readers to understand and apply At Promise principles in their daily relationships with kids.  Most notably, an observation guide facilitates focused thinking and journaling about kids, giving parents and educators a tool for recognizing progress and knowing how to encourage children to live up to their potential.  Solidly grounded in tested educational and psychological theory as well as timeless biblical wisdom, Raising Children At Promise offers a groundbreaking approach to character growth in kids.
Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: The At-Promise Perspective.

1. A New Look At Promise.

2. Telling Your At-Promise Story.

3. The Trailhead: Fear Versus Love.

4. Companions for the Journey: Choosing Your At-Promise Kids.

Part Two: Requirements for Growth.

5. Adversity: What’s Pain Got to Do with It?

6. Trusting Relationships with At-Promise Kids.

Part Three: Building PROMISE Character.

7. Perseverance: Staying the Course.

8. Responsibility for Our Actions: Conquering the Blame Game.

9. Optimism: Real Tonic for a Toxic World.

10. Motivation from Identity: Claiming Our True ID.

11. Integrity: A Mirror of the Soul.

12. Service: It Takes Two Brooms to Change the World.

13. Engaged Play: The Great Healer.

Some Closing Thoughts.

At-Promise Profile.

Notes.

The Authors.