Anderson, Michael W. (Psychologist), author.
317 pages ; 21 cm
“Originally published by GISTWorks, LLC, Minneapolis, MN in a slightly different form”–Title page verso.
Love must evolve — Learning and anti-learning — The nature of life — The difference between fun and joy — Checklist for adulthood — The eagle story — The easy way out — Just shut up! — Self-protection — Because it works — Case study: Jenna — The two things — Case study: Kyle — Tell the truth — The origins of self-esteem — Shame — Over-parenting — Be careful what you say — The black hole of technology — Overloaded — Learned helplessness — The impact of stress.
“Gist is a fascinating look at many aspects of life that wouldn’t typically be associated with parenting. But, the result is a new way to think about parenting that is effective, efficient, and enjoyable. The book’s focus on life-readiness offers parents a new lens through which to see their parenting interactions and translates to an approach that eliminates many of the power struggles and ineffective patterns that can rob families of much of their joy — Amazon.