GIST: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids - M. W. Anderson — T. D. Johanson

GIST: The Essence of Raising Life-Ready Kids

By M. W. Anderson — T. D. Johanson

  • Release Date: 2013-12-30
  • Genre: Parenting
5 Score: 5 (From 8 Ratings)


Psychologist Michael Anderson and pediatrician Timothy Johanson present a careful and challenging argument that it is time to re-think parenting. Thinking differently can actually change our parenting dynamic. This powerful book will review and examine what the journey to adulthood entails, along with a clear look at those parenting efforts that have proven not to work over the years. “Many hours and much emotional energy are spent in parenting strategies where nothing positive is produced.” Gist is a fascinating look at many aspects of life that wouldn’t typically be associated with parenting. But, the result is a new way to think about parenting that is effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The book’s focus on life-readiness offers parents a new lens through which to see their parenting interactions and translates to an approach that eliminates many of the power struggles and ineffective patterns that can rob families of much of their joy.


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    By Victory Rider 1
    This books gives simply explanations to difficult problems. I currently have a teenager who is struggling with motivation. This book has reinforced the notion that over parenting can actually hurt your childs development. My favorite advice “is just shut up” I have begun to utilize this technique with my teenager and school-aged child. It is remarkable. I had always thought that words and advice were ways to let our kids know we love them. However, now I realize they will grow more on their own given opportunity. These teens actually know what they need to do, however the more we tell them….the less motivated they become. This book is an easy read and well written by professionals with experience. It gives easy and sound advice. I recommend this book for any parent. We love our kids and want them succeed. This books give easy sound advice that can make that happen.