SAN ANTONIO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There's new hope for parents who are tired of the tempers, tantrums, and drama that seem to be inherent in any effort to raise happy, healthy, and safe children. This hope arrives in the form of an easy to follow, logical guide created by Gary M. Barnard, Ph.D., a child psychologist who has been working with families for more than 30 years.
Barnard's book, Becoming a Power Parent: Seven Guiding Principles for Creating a Healthy Family, reverses the assumption that instilling values in our children and raising them to make good decisions for themselves needs to be difficult. In fact, as he demonstrates, it is a simple, natural process that can be tear-free.
In the book, Barnard describes the natural laws that regulate all life forms and systems, and lays out the seven principles of human behavior that—when parents or caregivers work with them rather than against them—help achieve child-rearing goals quickly and painlessly. The seven principles are attachment, autonomy, balance, bipolarity, mutuality, reinforcement, and parsimony. Only when parents become aware of these principles, understand how they work, and make parenting choices in line with them, will they be able to create a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted family.
"The laws of nature are clear and concise," stated Barnard, whose framework provides a similar directive to parents and offers practical, real-life suggestions for handling challenges in all stages of development, from birth through the teenage years. When the natural laws are followed, and nature is allowed to take its course, the shift to positive behavior, harmonious relationships, and healthy choices is almost instantaneous.
For more information visit www.thepower-parent.com.
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