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  • Published: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781785041075
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00
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What Great Parents Do

75 simple strategies for raising fantastic kids




What Great Parents Do concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviours, create strong family bonds, and guide children from toddlers to teens.

What Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know roadmap for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distil the best information about parenting today into bite-sized pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. This book will show you:

- How to avoid common parenting mis-steps.
- How to transform power struggles into cooperation.
- How to change unwanted behaviour such as whining and procrastinating, without having to yell or nag.

The book is based on Dr. Reischer's popular parenting workshops that bring together research with real-life examples to create a toolbox for parents that is relatable, actionable, and easy to follow.

  • Pub date: 14 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781785041075
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Erica Reischer

ERICA REISCHER, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and parent educator. She holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago in psychology/human development, and is an honors graduate of Princeton University. A former consultant with McKinsey & Company, Dr. Reischer sits on the advisory board for HappyHealthyKids.com and leads popular parenting classes at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Habitot Children's Museum, and the University of California. Her writing about children and families appears in Psychology Today,The New York Times, and The Washington Post.


Praise for What Great Parents Do

“"Packed with useful, practical advice and how-to's, this book promises to be one that every parent will wish they had from day one." ”

Dr. Madeline Levine, New York Times bestselling author of "The Price of Privilege" and "Teach Your Children Well"

“"What Great Parents Do is the only parenting playbook you need. No book has better distilled, science-based parenting tips than this one! If you have only two minutes a day, you have time pick up a quick strategy for parenting with more joy, skill, and ease. A must read!" ”

Christine Carter, PhD, author of "The Sweet Spot" and "Raising Happiness", and Senior Fellow, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley

““Erica Reischer offers a 'cheat sheet' of best parenting practices. Equipped with her wisdom, we all have the potential to be ‘great parents.’” ”

Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of "Girls & Sex" and "Cinderella Ate My Daughter"

“"The great anthropologist Margaret Mead used to say that she could not understand our priorities: We require by law for people to get driving permits, but we allow people to bring up children without demonstrating any aptitude for parenting. If things were to change, Dr. Reischer's book would become an essential Rules of the Road for would-be parents."”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, New York Times bestselling author of "Flow"

“"Dr. Erica Reischer delivers. With oodles of great scenarios drawn from real life, it’s like she hits the pause button, and whispers a key piece of advice. Reischer may be offering simple strategies, but the wisdom behind them is incredibly deep and profound."”

Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times bestselling author of "How to Raise an Adult" and former dean, Stanford University


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