Dancing With Elves™
Parenting as a Performing Art™
The 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:
Elegant PARENTING™: 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.
For more information, visit our Elegant PARENTING™ page.
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.