What Great Parents Have in Common shows you how to use your rmal, imperfect everyday lives to raise kids who are horable, empowered, happy, successful, and loved. This book will: Tell you how to handle day-to-day challenges. Identify areas you might be overlooking. Put words to what you are doing right. Give you a doable, uncomplicated plan to follow from toddlerhood to age 18. Help you use your time well and put forth the right kind of effort. Make it easier to follow in the footsteps of successful parents and avoid under-the-radar mistakes. Set you on a path toward peace of mind and pride in a job well done. Reveal what great parents have in common. You may already be a great parent. If you are, this book will confirm what you already kw. If you don't consider yourself to be a great parent you can become one! We'll show you how. The paperback version includes the following bonus items: Useful tabs Glossary of terms My Page for your thoughts, questions, experiences and doodles Cheat Sheet: the entire book boiled down to one easy-to-reference page
Cindy and Cynthia are friends-and parents-who know what it's like to lose sleep worrying about their kids, feel confused and frustrated, and regret making mistakes. Raising kids proved to be far more challenging than either of them ever imagined. Both Cindy and Cynthia wanted some guidance but couldn't find a book that took a doable, uncomplicated approach to parenting. So they tapped into what they felt was the best, most logical, and underrated resource around: other parents. The two of them observed and talked to hundreds of mothers and fathers of all races, religions and economic backgrounds. During their informal research they discovered what great parents have in common, and developed a framework that allows them to parent with a sense of certainty and purpose. Cindy and Cynthia wrote What Great Parents Have in Common to share the wisdom and hindsight they gained from many incredible and generous parents. Cindy Wood Ennis is the mother of three children ages 14, 16, and 18 (in 2010). Her middle child has special needs due to a rare condition called Costello syndrome. Cindy earned an English degree from Scripps College. Cynthia Montgomery is the mother of two children ages 14 and 17 (in 2010). She is also a stepmother and step grandmother. Cynthia earned a degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley.