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It takes a child to raise a parent : stories of evolving child and parent development

Author: Janis Clark Johnston
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent offers an exploration of how our own childhood memories and needs influence and shape our parenting decisions in our adult lives. Offering tips, stories from a variety of families, and step by step exercises, Janis Johnston helps parents better understand and grasp the tools necessary to face parenting challenges head on, and to explore new ways of understanding ourselves, our  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janis Clark Johnston
ISBN: 9781442221611 1442221615
OCLC Number: 826076869
Description: xv, 331 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Let's understand five basic needs --
Discover what a personality story-house says about us --
Energy needs : are you an engineer, or are you enslaved to ennui? --
Discipline needs : are you a disciple, or are you disorganized in disorder? --
Creativity needs : are you a composer, or are a clone to conformity? --
Belonging needs : are you a buddy, or are you belittled by belonging blues? --
Ability needs : are you an archer, or are you alienated with apathy? --
You can map your personality --
Learn to connect the dots in self territory.
Responsibility: Janis Clark Johnston.

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"It Takes a Child to Raise a Parent offers an exploration of how our own childhood memories and needs influence and shape our parenting decisions in our adult lives. Offering tips, stories from a variety of families, and step by step exercises, Janis Johnston helps parents better understand and grasp the tools necessary to face parenting challenges head on, and to explore new ways of understanding ourselves, our children, and our family interactions. Expectant parents and current parents interested in understanding their own personality development as well as the many moods of childhood and their own children, will find clear guidelines for understanding their roles in their children’s lives as well as concrete suggestions for how to navigate the choppy waters of raising children."--Publisher description.

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