Synopses & Reviews
As time-tested as it is timely, the expert advice in Growing Up Again Second Edition
has helped thousands of readers improve on their parenting practices. Now, substantially revised and expanded, Growing Up Again
offers further guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy development -- and to our own.
Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson provide the information every adult caring for children should know -- about ages and stages of development, ways to nurture our children and ourselves, and tools for personal and family growth. This new edition also addresses the special demands of parenting adopted children and the problem of overindulgence; a recognition and exploration of prenatal life and our final days as unique life stages; new examples of nurturing, structuring, and discounting, as well as concise ways to identify them; help for handling parenting conflicts in blended families, and guidelines on supporting children's spiritual growth.
About the Authors:
Jean Illsley Clarke is a parent educator, teacher trainer, the author of Self-Esteem: A Family Affair, and co-author of the Help! for Parents series. She is a popular international lecturer and workshop presenter on the topics of self-esteem, parenting, family dynamics, and adult children of alcoholics. Clarke resides in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Connie Dawson is a consultant and lecturer who works with adults who work with kids. A former teacher, she trains youth workers to identify and help young people who are at risk. Dawson lives in Evergreen, Colorado.
The resources here will guide you along a pathway of self-assessment, discovery, and fulfillment.
In this revised and expanded edition, expert advice and fresh perspectives on parenting enable parents to put aside ineffective child-rearing practices and develop better ways to foster healthy development in young people.
About the Author
Connie Dawson is a therapist who uses an attachment-oriented perspective in her work with adoptees and adoptive families. She sees clients at the Attachment Center Northwest in Kirkland, Washington, a facility which specializes in the treatment of children who are adopted following their first parents' failure to parent adequately, including many who are adopted internationally. She also does adoption coaching, consults with agencies and treatment facilities, presents workshops, and teaches for several universities. She was a member of the Counselor Education Faculty at Portland State for five years and is co-author with Jean Illsley Clarke of Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children. Early in her career, she taught fifth and sixth grade and was a member of the consultation and training department of The Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Jean Illsley Clarke recently authored two books, Connections: The Threads That Strengthen Families and Time-In: When Time-Out Doesn't Work, which received a Parent's Choice Award. She is a parent educator, and a trainer of parent educators. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Development and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Human Services by Sierra University. She is a teaching and supervising member of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a Nationally Certified Family Life Educator. Last year she was named Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the College of Human Ecology at the University of Minnesota.