parent who wants to raise a competent, thinking child in today's
world will want to ignore this important new book."Judith
Johnson, Ph.D., Villanova University
as young as four years of age can learn to think for themselves in
ways most of us never thought possible. By following the program
discussed in this important new book, you can teach your young
children how to solve problems and resolve conflicts that come up
daily with friends, teachers, and family; to explore alternative
solutions and their consequences; and to consider the feelings of
others. The program will also help shy children to become more
assertive and impulsive children to cope with frustration when
things don't go their way. And of vital importance: The skills
that your children learn through this program can prevent and
reduce early behaviors that predict later problems such as
violence, substance abuse, and depression.
unique program, I Can Problem Solve or ICPS, was developed by Dr.
Myrna Shure and based on years of research with parents and
teachers. ICPS is now available for all parents, is easy to learn
and incorporate into family life, and is a program that children
principles of ICPS, Raising a Thinking Child offers special
dialogues, games and activities, and communication techniques
designed to respond to your children's problems in a new waya
way that will change your family dynamics and produce mentally
healthy, self-confident, and socially adjusted children.
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"All parents of
young children will benefit from this book. I know. I have been
working with Dr. Shure's program with parents and teachers for the
past ten years and I have seen the results. Parents say their homes have been more peaceful since starting the program."
--Bonnie Aberson, Ed.S., School Psychologist, Dade County
"Raising a Thinking
Child is a major
resource that can increase the vitality and creativity of being a
parent of a young child. Based on twenty-five years of research
and evaluation with parents and teachers in schools, the renowned
I Can Problem Solve program described in this book is now
thankfully available for all parents." --James G. Kelly,
Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
teachers in my school district love the program in this book. I
highly recommend it and only wish it had been available when my
children were in their formative years." --Edith Fifer, Ed.D.,
Administrator, Chicago Public Schools
"The mutual respect
and self-control that are both the foundation and the result of
Dr. Shure's problem-solving method will give families valuable
skills that will stay with them for life." --Anne Malone, L.S.W., M.S.S.
"When we first
started the program with parents and teachers, I never dreamed
that children so young could learn to solve problems. Now Dr.
Shure has made it easy for all parents to help their children
learn these skills so needed in the world today." --Phyllis Ditlow, M.Ed., Early Childhood Field Coordinator, School District
Raising A Thinking Child at
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Can't you see I'm on the phone?!
Go watch TV till I'm finished.
him, don't grab.
When are you going to learn to share?
If you grab toys, you won't have any friends.
familiar? Do your kids tune out?
Have they heard you say things a thousand times before?
Try a new way of communicatingthe Problem-Solving
This unique, practical
workbook follows the enormous success of Raising a Thinking
Child, the book that first introduced the award-winning
l-Can-Problem-Solve (ICPS) program to parents of young children.
Packed with dozens of new activities, its pages invite parents and
children as young as four to play games, to draw, and to color the
many pictures. And while children are having fun, they will also
be learning to think about problems, to consider how they and
others feel, to anticipate the consequences of their actions, and
to examine possible solutions. Designed as a stand-alone resource
as well as a companion to the earlier book, the Raising a
Thinking Child Workbook is for parentswhether or not they
are already familiar with ICPSwho want to respond to their
children's problems in a new way. Through its innovative program,
parents can help their children become socially and emotionally
competent youngsters who will become well-adjusted adults.
the Raising A Thinking Child Workbook at
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