Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child (Paperback)

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Have you, as a parent, ever found yourself treating your children in a way you would never tolerate from someone else? The authors of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting call for a new Golden Rule: Do unto your children as you would have other people do unto your children. And most important, they show us how to live by it. Based upon extensive research, firsthand experience, and case studies, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting breaks the mold of traditional parenting books by taking into account the strong role of emotions -- those of parents and children -- in psychological development. With this book, parents will learn how to communicate with children on a deeper, more gratifying level and how to help them successfully navigate the intricacies of relating to others. The authors take the five basic principles of Daniel Goleman's best-seller, Emotional Intelligence, and explain how they can be applied to successful parenting. To this end, the book offers suggestions, stories, dialogues, activities, and a special section of Sound EQ Parenting Bites to help parents use their emotions in the most constructive ways, focusing on such everyday issues as sibling rivalry, fights with friends, school situations, homework, and peer pressure. In the authors' extensive experience, children respond quickly to these strategies, their self-confidence is strengthened, their curiosity is piqued, and they learn to assert their independence while developing their ability to make responsible choices.

About the Author

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D. is Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University, Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, and Academic Director of The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service at Rutgers. He is Past President of the Society for Community Research and Action/Division of Community Psychology (27) of APA and has received the SCRA Distinguished Contribution to Practice and Ethnic Minority Mentoring Awards, as well the Joseph E. Zins Memorial Senior Scholar Award for Social-Emotional Learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the John P. McGovern Medal from the American School Health Association, and the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education. Prof. Elias lectures nationally and internationally to educators and parents about students emotional intelligence, school success, and social-emotional and character development. Among Dr. Elias numerous books are ASCD s Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators, the Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving curricula for grades k-8, the new e-book, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, and a book for young children: Talking Treasure: Stories to Help Build Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Young Children (www.researchpress.com, 2012). He also writes a blog for on SEL-related topics for the George Lucas Educational Foundation at www.edutopia.org. With colleagues at the College of St. Elizabeth, he has developed an online credentialing program for Direct Instruction of Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) programs in classroom, small group, and after school settings (sel.rutgers.edu), and for School-Focused Leadership and Coordination of SECD and School Culture and Climate (SELinSchools.org).

Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Coordinator, Internship Program in Applied, School, and Community Psychology at Rutgers University, and Co-founder of the Consortium on the School-Based Promotion of Social Competence. His school-based life skills development and problem behavior prevention programs have been recognized as national models by the National Mental Health Association and the Program Effectiveness Panel of the U.S. Department of Education's National Diffusion Network. Dr. Elias is currently working with the Collaboration for the Advancement of Social and Emotional Learning to develop guidelines for implementing social competence-building programs in the schools.
Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., is President of Psychological Enterprises, Inc., a company devoted to the development of innovative technologies and materials designed to improve children's social and affective development. He also serves as a consultant to schools and maintains a private practice working with children and families. In addition, he is on staff at the Child Development Center of Morristown Memorial Hospital in New Jersey.

Friedlander is a software developer and school psychologist in N.J. and has written many articles on the relationship of technology to problem-solving skills in adolescents.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780609804834
ISBN-10: 0609804839
Publisher: Harmony
Publication Date: March 7th, 2000
Pages: 272
Language: English