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Children are from Heaven

Children are from Heaven

Written by John Gray

Narrated by John Gray


Children are from Heaven

Written by John Gray

Narrated by John Gray

ratings:
5/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jul 19, 2005
ISBN:
9780060856410
Format:
Audiobook

Description

In his travels, lectures, and seminars, the book John Gray has been most often asked to write is a parenting book. After years of serious thought, workshops, and practical applications, John Gray has created a brilliantly original and effective system that he calls positive parenting, for children of all ages, from birth though the teenage years. Completing the notion that Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, he adds. . .and Children Are from Heaven.

John Gray has discovered that children today do not need to be motivated by fear of punishment. Instead, they can easily be motivated by reward and the natural, healthy desire to please their parents.

Children Are from Heaven covers the different skills of positive parenting to help improve communication, increase cooperation, and motivate your children. Central to this new approach to parenting are the five positive messages your children need to learn again and again:

  • It's okay to be different
  • It's okay to make mistakes
  • It's okay to express negative emotions
  • It's okay to want more
  • It's okay to say no, but remember mom and dad are the bosses

When these messages are put into practice—and John Gray shows you how—your children will develop the necessary skills for successful living: forgiveness of others and themselves, sharing, delayed gratification, self-esteem, patience, persistence respect for others and themselves, cooperation compassion, confidence, and the ability to be happy. With this new approach, you will be allowing your children to develop fully during each stage of their growth.

John Gray's reassuring message is that children are from heaven and they already have within themselves what they need to grow. Your job as a parent is to support that process. By applying the five messages and different skills of positive parenting, your children will receive what they need to become more cooperative, confident, and compassionate.

Publisher:
Released:
Jul 19, 2005
ISBN:
9780060856410
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

John Gray, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading relationship experts, and an authority on improving communication styles for couples, companies, and communities. His many books have sold more than fifty million copies in fifty different languages worldwide. John lives with his wife and children in northern California.


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    Whenever I read a book by John Gray I can’t help but wonder where he gets his wisdom from. I’ve often thought that he must have the key to some long lost source of wisdom or that he himself is an angel upon earth. He’s so in tune to peoples emotions, to the way our minds and souls work and has such an innate knowledge of how to best deal with relationships effectively and in a positive manner. After reading Children Are From Heaven I became even more convinced that this man has tapped into some long forgotten source of wisdom that all humans used to posses and his purpose here on Earth is to reacquaint us with this knowledge in order to change the world. His advice on child rearing is simply wonderful. So full of love, compassion and gentleness, yet with the much needed structure that children need in order to thrive. The whole premise of the book is based upon 5 positive parenting messages that we should relay to our children:1) It’s ok to be different2) It’s ok to make mistakes3) It’s ok to express negative emotions4) It’s ok to want more5) It’s ok to say no, but remember mom and dad are the bosses Five very simple messages, but so profound in the difference they make in ones life. During the course of the book John goes into great detail about each of these messages, why they are important, how to use them effectively and most important, what not to do. He believes that parenting is a learned skill and that most people know that what their parents did was not the proper, most compassionate way to do things, but simply don’t have the tools to improve upon them. Also that in an effort to use more compassion and less punishment some parents have gone too far in the other direction. Allowing their children to do anything and everything they want which only leads to disrespectful, out of control children. This book gives you the tools needed to become the parent you want to be. Very much like attachment parenting, yet better in many ways. His methods lead to children who want to cooperate, who know how to effectively communicate and who are empowered to reach their full potential. It also leads to parents who understand that children are from heaven. That they come into this world with everything they need in order to be loving, compassionate, well balanced adults but lack the structure needed to get there. By using the methods presented here one becomes capable of a higher level of parenting. Of parenting in the most positive, helpful, compassionate sense. I recommend this book so highly I’d consider it a must have.