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12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids

by Michele Borba Ed.D.

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Pages: 304
Paperback
ISBN: 9780787980962






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Overview of 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids

Best-selling parenting guru Michele Borba, the mother of three, has surveyed 5,000 mothers for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled from her research and shows how to apply them to your family.

You’ll learn how to…

  • Apply the 12 essential principles that child experts and 5,000 parents say matter most in good mothering
  • Raise children with confidence, resilience, and character
  • Create a customized mothering plan and use it so it leads to success with your child
  • Cut the guilt and reduce the stress by sticking to what really counts in parenting good kids today
  • Discover simple ways to make big differences in your family’s life

Synopsis of 12 Simple Secrets Real Moms Know: Getting Back to Basics and Raising Happy Kids

Best-selling parenting guru Michele Borba, the mother of three, has surveyed 5,000 mothers for their experience and wisdom in raising happier, more confident kids by returning to a more natural, authentic kind of mothering. She shares 12 top secrets of successful moms culled from her research and shows how to apply them to your family.

You’ll learn how to…

  • Apply the 12 essential principles that child experts and 5,000 parents say matter most in good mothering
  • Raise children with confidence, resilience, and character
  • Create a customized mothering plan and use it so it leads to success with your child
  • Cut the guilt and reduce the stress by sticking to what really counts in parenting good kids today
  • Discover simple ways to make big differences in your family’s life

Library Journal

It is disconcerting for a parenting book to end with the hope that readers will make it the last guide read for a long time. However, educator and motivational speaker Borba (Parents Do Make a Difference) puts forth the premise that parents-especially mothers-have become too caught up in molding their parenting style to the latest experts' recommendations. Herself a mother of three, Borba is particularly averse to the modern parent's surrendering to a culture in which kids are overscheduled to the point where the parent (again, especially the mother) is too stressed to remember what really matters in raising emotionally healthy children. The author is here to remind us that it isn't the tutoring and planned activities that make parenting successful. Through a series of brief chapters that each focus on a particular "secret"-e.g., "A mother who applauds effort nurtures perseverance"-this book strives to help mothers get back to what's "real" in parenting. A worthy addition for most parenting collections.-Kay Hogan Smith, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham Lib., Lister Hill Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

About the Author, Michele Borba Ed.D.

Michele Borba, Ed.D., recipient of the National Educator Award, is the author of Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me; Don't Give Me That Attitude!; No More Misbehavin'; Parents Do Make a Difference; and Building Moral Intelligence, all from Jossey-Bass. She appears regularly on talk shows, including the Today show, The View, and The Early Show. Visit her on the Web at www.micheleborba.com.

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Library Journal

It is disconcerting for a parenting book to end with the hope that readers will make it the last guide read for a long time. However, educator and motivational speaker Borba (Parents Do Make a Difference) puts forth the premise that parents-especially mothers-have become too caught up in molding their parenting style to the latest experts' recommendations. Herself a mother of three, Borba is particularly averse to the modern parent's surrendering to a culture in which kids are overscheduled to the point where the parent (again, especially the mother) is too stressed to remember what really matters in raising emotionally healthy children. The author is here to remind us that it isn't the tutoring and planned activities that make parenting successful. Through a series of brief chapters that each focus on a particular "secret"-e.g., "A mother who applauds effort nurtures perseverance"-this book strives to help mothers get back to what's "real" in parenting. A worthy addition for most parenting collections.-Kay Hogan Smith, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham Lib., Lister Hill Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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