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A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Motivating Children


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“This is a clear and concise guide for all parents. In a very practical way it helps the parents understand their child’s behavior and misbehavior. It is a very encouraging book. It is a great relief for someone to put into words the worries we all have as parents and to illustrate techniques that will help in the solution of everyday problems. It deals especially well with creating cooperation within families. I believe it could become your constant companion in the struggle that we all have in trying to bring up our children to be responsible, caring, and likable adults. Highly recommended.” Ruth Farrell, Parents’ Network of Ireland. — Parents’ Network of Ireland

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As international spokespersons on a wide range of topics relating to marriage and family therapy, Drs. Lew and Bettner have appeared on radio and television talk shows throughout the country. They have been featured in dozens of respected national magazines and newspapers including: Child, Savvy, Redbook, Parent's Magazine,The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. As Adlerian therapists, Drs. Lew, and Bettner are known for their innovative work in fostering family meetings, couple therapy and the use of early recollections in all types of therapy, They have presented seminars to parents, teachers, and fellow counselors in many countries, including Czech, Holland, Russia, Canada, Puerto Rico, Lithuania, Estonia, Ireland and England. Drs. Bettner and Lew bring an international perspective on the fundamental elements necessary to foster strong positive relationships between parents and children, as well as adult couples. Dr. Lew is on the faculty of the Family Institute of Cambridge and maintains a private practice in family, couple and individual counseling in Newton, Massachusetts. She is the mother of two grown daughters. Dr. Bettner has her private practice specializing in individual, couple and family counseling and is the Director of the Family Education Center in Springfield, Pennsylvania. She is the mother of three sons and a daughter and former foster care mother of fifteen.

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Dimensions8.5 × 5.9 × 0.4 in