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We all want children to be happy and grow into productive, fulfilled adults, and according to parenting expert Maureen Healy, the secret to that success is in providing a foundation of inner confidence. With twenty years of experience as a spiritual teacher and child development expert, Healy knows that confidence is never "out there" but is something to be cultivated from ...more
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Published April 3rd 2012 by Hci
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Diyana
Dec 07, 2014 Diyana rated it it was ok
5 blocks to raise a happy child

1. biology : healthy body usually has healthy mind

2. beliefs : inner confidence developes from a positive beliefs.

3. emotions : feel that you are positive. Happier person will usually spread the positive aura

4. social : positive affirmation, constructive praises and less critism by parents and surroundings will enhance the quality of children

5. spiritual : i believe this is the foundation of everything although the author mentioned this is just a tip of an iceberg.
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Andrea
May 26, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[This is an excerpt of a review taken from my Blogger site Books for Parents and Teachers.]

When I first started this book, I feared it was going to be a lot of New Age spiritual information that would easily turn off some who picked it up. Once you get past her history of how she came to write this book, you find a lot of real world advice that can apply to any culture and any religion. East truly meets West in the ideas and actions outlined within the book. It is also clear how Healy has drawn
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Beth
Jul 02, 2012 Beth rated it liked it
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This was certainly a new take on the idea of promoting a healthy level of self-confidence in children though I don't necessarily agree with the practicality of all the author's profered ideas. For instance, she recommends parents help children visualize themselves as confident, etc. Seriously though, if my parents had suddenly started with that when I was a child I would have wondered if they'd been abducted and replaced by hippie r
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Angela
Feb 09, 2013 Angela rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the positive spin on childrearing, and I appreciate the idea of creating positivity in your child's life. This author takes common themes in therapy and helps you apply them in your child's life... Maybe to reduce how much you screw them up? I liked the holistic perspective and will pull this one out again.
GONZA
Aug 13, 2012 GONZA rated it it was ok
Seems so easy to follow their instructions, but I'm always afraid of too easy things, specially with kids...

THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND HCI FOR THE PREVIEW
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Maureen Healy is a child development and parenting expert with twenty years of experience fostering children's holistic health. Her organization, Growing Happy Kids, is committed to planting the seeds of strength and inner peace in children globally. With both experience in private practice and as a public advocate for children, Maureen has helped countless parents, teachers, and children develop ...more
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