Parents often wonder -- "Are we pushing our children too much, or too little?"
What do kids really need to be successful and happy people? For parents, how they answer this question will determine how they will raise their children, what lessons their children will learn, what values they will adopt, and, ultimately, what kinds of adults they will become.
Taylor, an experienced doctor of psychology, gives parents clear and balanced instruction on how to encourage children just enough to produce a happy, successful, satisfied achiever. Pushed properly, Taylor believes, children will grow into adults ready to tackle lifes many challenges. Using his three-pillared approach, Taylor focuses on self-esteem, ownership, and emotional mastery, and maintains that rather than being a means of control, pushing should be both a source of motivation and a catalyst for growth which can instill important values in childrens lives. He teaches parents how to temper their own expectations to suit their childrens emotional, intellectual, and physical development, and identifies common red flags that indicate when a child is being pushed too hard -- or not enough.
Whether a childs potential for achievement lies in academics, the arts, sports, or other areas, Dr. Taylors insight and guidance will push parents, teachers, and coaches to nurture children into successful and happy adults.
Jim Taylor, Ph. D., has consulted with young achievers and their parents in sports, education and the performing arts for over 17 years. He is the author of several books on achievement and conducts seminars on the subjects throughout North America and Europe. Dr. Taylor lives in San Francisco. To learn more about his work, visit www.positivepushing.com and www.alpinetaylor.com.