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Raising a Thinking Child
Help Your Young Child to Resolve Everyday
Conflicts and Get Along with Others
The "I Can Problem Solve" Program

Thinking Parent, Thinking Child

by Myrna B. Shure, Ph.D.
with Theresa Foy Digeronimo, M.ED

Published by Pocket Books
Paperback; $13.00US
ISBN: 0671534637
February 1996

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"No 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

Children 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.

This 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 will enjoy.

Using the 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 way—a way that will change your family dynamics and produce mentally healthy, self-confident, and socially adjusted children.

Praise For Raising a Thinking Child

"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

"Parents and 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 of Philadelphia

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Raising a Thinking Child Workbook

Raising a Thinking Child Workbook

by Myrna B. Shure, Ph.D. with Theresa Foy Digeronimo, M.ED

Published by Research Press
ISBN: 0-87822-458-0
Paperback/224 pages
September 2000

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Don't interrupt me.
Can't you see I'm on the phone?!
Go watch TV till I'm finished.

Ask him, don't grab.
When are you going to learn to share?
If you grab toys, you won't have any friends.

Sound familiar? Do your kids tune out?
Have they heard you say things a thousand times before?
Try a new way of communicating—the
Problem-Solving Way.

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 parents—whether or not they are already familiar with ICPS—who 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.

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