Parenting with a Story

Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share

 Parenting with a Story

Author: Paul Smith
Pub Date: November 2014
Print Edition: $16.00
Print ISBN: 9780814433577
Page Count: 272
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433584

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

PART I: Who You Are

1. Ambition 11

2. Open-Mindedness 20

3. Creativity 28

4. Curiosity and Learning 33

5. Courage 43

6. Integrity 55

7. Self-Reliance 64

8. Grit 74

9. Hard Work and Struggles in Life 83

10. Self-Confidence 93

11. Self-Discipline: Money and Delayed Gratification 98

12. Health 110

13. Positive Mental Attitude 118

14. Dealing with Loss 131

PART II: How You Treat Other People

15. Kindness 143

16. Patience 157

17. Fairness and Justice 165

18. Humility 172

19. Respect for Others 179

20. Friendship 192

21. Social Intelligence 208

22. Forgiveness and Gratitude 216

23. Appreciation of Beauty 226

24. Getting Started 231

An Invitation 239

Appendix: Story Matrix 241

Additional Reading 249

Notes 251

Index 255

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