Raising a Thinking Preteen: The "I Can Problem Solve" Program for 8- to 12- Year-Olds
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Raising a Thinking Preteen: The "I Can Problem Solve" Program for 8- to 12- Year-Olds

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In her bestselling Raising a Thinking Child, Myrna B. Shure introduced her nationally acclaimed "I Can Problem Solve" program, which helps four to seven-year-olds develop essential skills to resolve daily conflicts and think for themselves. With Raising a Thinking Preteen, Shure has tailored this plan especially for eight-to twelve-year-olds as they approach the unique cha...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 2000)
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It is a wonderful book. I have tried asking how my child feels during a particular stuggle or conflict and the dialogue that it creates has been very rewarding. It is a wonderful learning experience for myself and my children.
Developmental psychologist Shure shares her method of encouraging kids to think for themselves, by learning and mastering a specific set of skills to become good problem solvers, make good decisions, and resolve conflict. Chapters discuss the wrong ways of parenting (explaining, suggesting, and overpowering) and recommends parents try the problem solving approach. Shure offers games to play to develop skills in such as thinking about how other people are feeling, recognizing conflicting emotion,...more
Ruth Ann
What I liked most about this book was that it showed me that if I change my parenting behavior, then my child will change too. Instead of using power, suggestions, or explaining, work to engage your child. (Dialogue not monologues!) Help him/her learn to identify feelings, develop empathy, consider different points of view, find alternative solutions, consider consequences, and make a plan. By switching to a problem-solving approach, your children will be empowered to develop their own skills ne...more
Delphine is entering Middle School -can't hurt to read up on the next phase!
Darcy Williams
Some good info, but also a lot that I consider common sense.
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