Parenting as a Performing Art™
Parents' Handbook of Parenting Strategies
John Gall, MD, FAAP
The first thing to know about Parenting is, it’s a dance. This
book teaches you some of the basic steps in that dance. Learn these
and you can begin to taste the sweet taste of success in your
interactions with your children—or anyone else.
This book is an attempt to make a constructive contribution
to a world where improvement in the quality of human interactions may be a
deciding factor for our very survival as a species. We must learn how to
interact better with our fellow human beings. And the most crucial situation is
the parenting relationship, where the skills and habits and expectations of the
next generation are being formed through actual experience.
From the Preface:
Strategies for the Twenty-First Century appeared in 1994. Some
friends, noticing that the book weighed over two pounds, asked for something
lighter, something they could read in an hour or two and then carry around in
their pocket for reference. This book is the result of that request. Stripped
down to essentials, it nevertheless contains the substance, including all but
one or two of the sixty-some strategies, of the larger book.
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About the Author:
John Gall, M.D., was educated at St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland,
George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Yale College. After
receiving his medical training at George Washington University School of
Medicine, he trained in Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. He has been a Fellow of
the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1958. He retired from private practice
in 2001 after more than forty years of experience in behavioral and
developmental problems of children.
Dancing With Elves™.
132 pages. 2002.
ISBN 0-9618251-4-6 (Paperback)