Childhood goes by quickly.
The experience lasts a lifetime.
Do you wonder why it’s so difficult to raise good kids these days? Do you worry about the commercial pressures? Are you ever angry about the aggressive behaviors they are exposed to on television, or the glamorization of “perfect bodies” for girls? Are you concerned that children are learning values from the media that are in opposition to those of your family? We have to look at the bigger picture for answers.
Sweeping social trends make it much more difficult to raise healthy kids. They profoundly impact our family life, even undermining the integrity and values we hold dear. Parents need new tools and strategies to help youngsters become self-directed, self-regulated, and self-confident. Assertiveness skills, for example, can improve relationships and release kids from the knee-jerk bully culture. Most important: kids need positively involved parents to protect, guide, empower, and support them.
This site does not offer solutions to 1001 problems; instead it presents a fresh approach to child rearing that can prevent depression, bullying and other risky behavior. Positive parenting practices can improve family connections and put children on a healthy trajectory for life.
"Louise is right on target for young families. She helps parents see what they're not doing right, without shame or blame or finger pointing."
—Imelda Acosta, Director of the Hacienda Child Development Center, Pleasanton CA
The Bullying Antidote: Superpower Your Kids for Life
Dr. Louise Hart weaves together the wisdom of a grandmother who has witnessed a sea change in our culture in the last few decades, with the broad perspective of a community psychologist. An author and speaker, she helps parents develop new tools and strategies to bolster social, emotional and mental health that equip youngsters to navigate 21st century challenges.
"Brain research validates what Louise has been teaching for decades!"
—Nevin Valentine, Napa Valley College
“Informative. Uplifting. Wonderful!”
—Lola Cornish, Community Resources for Children, Napa CA
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