🏆 2021 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Parenting Winner!
Communication is the best tool we have for life and love. This book will guide you through 40 conversations that matter, using the structure of a family trip, and led by the kids! You’ll all have meaningful fun as you learn together to build friendships, grow in contentment, explore issues, and decide how to make an authentic contribution to the world.
“We did the ‘what’s my superpower?’ conversation last night and had a blast… laughing, arguing, thinking and TALKING. Tonight we sat outside around the fire and my son led ‘listening well’. It made us all think deeply. It’s been brilliant!”
– A reader’s family.
Imagine knowing what your kids care about, having them listen to what you care about, then doing something about it, together!
Whether you’re a parent or grandparent, teacher or youth leader, running a kid’s club or just care about kids and the world they’re growing up in… this book will provide you with rich resources and surprising insights. In our complex world, we need to be aware of looming pitfalls and be intentional in helping kids navigate their way to compassion and wonder, driven by values and purpose. This path of family conversations leads to amazing hope.
We all want kids to have happy, loving lives. As a society, we need kids who are also capable of thinking and acting beyond themselves to help others have happy, loving lives too. This book gives you what you’ll need to do both.
When you start having the conversations in this book, your kids will start changing their world!
Inside, you’ll discover:
• Stories and research to inform your conversations
• Relationship skills to build empathy (like listening and conflict resolution)
• How to combat the worrying influences of our culture (like consumerism and technology)
• How to grow resilience, self-confidence, character, and strength
• How our kids can solve problems, rather than being brought down by them
• Thoughts and tips from other parents
• Advice from caring young adults about what worked for them!
“Brightly and clearly written, with real personality, this book turns on its head our focus on making kids happy, and instead shows how to make them generators of happiness.” – Steve Biddulph, Parenting expert and best-selling author of Raising Girls and Raising Boys.