Help Your Child Make Friends and Be a Friend: Nurturing Lifetime Relationships

Help Your Child Make Friends and Be a Friend: Nurturing Lifetime Relationships

by Richard C. Brown PhD

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Research has shown that the primary cause of divorce is incompatibility. In Help Your Child Make Friends and Be a Friend: Nurturing Lifetime Relationships, family counselor Dr. Richard Brown shows that children who know how to choose truly compatible friends have an excellent chance of someday selecting a compatible lifelong marriage partner.

Beginning with an exercise that identifies parents' and children's unique personality skills and needs, Dr. Brown examines the psychological changes children experience as they move through elementary and high school. He gives special attention to helping teens understand and intelligently cope with falling-in-love experiences.

But marital success is about more than finding a compatible partner. Personality differences arise in every relationship, and Dr. Brown shows how to handle them with four behaviors modeled by Jesus: servanthood, use of the intellect, speaking out, and forgiveness.

Help Your Child Make Friends and Be a Friend is an invaluable resource faith-filled parents will turn to again and again as they help their children navigate the journey to adulthood.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764862700
Publisher: Liguori Publications
Publication date: 04/11/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dr. Richard Brown completed his Ph.D. in Education and Masters in Counseling and Masters in Education at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. His Masters in Pastoral Theology was from the University of San Francisco, California. Dr. Brown also did two years of Catholic theology studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He spent seven years as high school teacher in both Catholic and public schools and 22 years as a high school counselor. During twenty of those years he maintained a family counseling private practice and directed The Center for Effective Ministry, a church-related adult seminar/retreat/consulting business, which he currently heads. He has authored and presented over 100 original seminars and retreats in over fifteen States, applying Scripture/psychology topics applied to leadership, teaching, counseling, parenting and Catholic spirituality.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 Building Lifelong Relationships 9

Chapter 2 Identifying Your Unique Strengths and Needs As a Parent 20

Chapter 3 Identifying Your Child's Strengths and Needs 34

Chapter 4 Helping Your Child Choose Compatible Friends 49

Chapter 5 Falling in Love: Helping Teens Make Smart Decisions 65

Chapter 6 Further Helps for Living a Committed Christian Marriage 81

Chapter 7 Choosing Compatible Careers 92

Chapter 8 Nurturing Gospel Behaviors 103

Chapter 9 Practical Applications in Training for Positive Relationships 117

Bibliography 123

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