Synopses & Reviews
Do you feel that your family is not what it used to be, or what it has the potential to be? Do you worry that the parenting decisions you're making today may be scarring your child for life? Do you sometimes feel you are in a tug of war with the world over who will shape your child's values and beliefs?
Dr. Phil has been working with families for over 25 years to help them repair the fissures that have fractured their home lives. In Family First, he provides a proven action plan to help parents determine the strengths and weaknesses of their parenting style. His 7 Tools for Purposeful Parenting cover the most important elements for any parent: parenting for success -- for the purpose of raising cooperative, caring, and competent children.
Dr. Phil shows parents how to make changes now -- how to put a stop to your children's tantrums, talk to them about peer pressure or self-esteem, instill values like integrity, honesty, and respect for other people and bring order back to your house. If you want your child to have a happy, fulfilled life, you must open your eyes to the crucial role you play in his or her development.
Family First offers you and your family hope -- for a phenomenal home life now, and a productive, fulfilling future for your children. As Dr. Phil says, you are not raising children you are raising adults, and everything you do today impacts what kind of adult your child will become. You are building the future.
About the Author
Dr. Phil Mcgraw is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Ultimate Weight Solution, Self Matters, Life Strategies, and Relationship Rescue. He is the host of the nationally syndicated, daily one-hour series Dr. Phil. One of the world's foremost experts in the field of human functioning, Dr. McGraw is the cofounder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation consulting firm. Dr. McGraw currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and two sons.
Table of Contents
Letter to Parents
PART ONE: CREATING YOUR PHENOMENAL FAMILY
1 Family Matters
2 Special Strategies for Divorced and Blended Families
3 The Five Factors for a Phenomenal Family
4 Your Family Legacy
5 Your Parenting Style
6 Powering Up
PART TWO: 7 TOOLS FOR PURPOSEFUL PARENTING
7 Tool 1: Parenting with Purpose: Define Success
8 Tool 2: Parenting with Clarity: Talk, Listen and Learn
9 Tool 3: Parenting by Negotiation: Partner with Your Child
10 Tool 4: Parenting with Currency: Performance and Payoffs
11 Tool 5: Parenting Through Change: Shake It Up to Break It Up
12 Tool 6: Parenting in Harmony: Put Your House in Order
13 Tool 7: Parenting by Example: Walk the Talk