Friday, January 1, 2010

Parenting by Strengths - Review

Parenting by Strengths – A Parent’s Guide for Challenging Situations, is written by seven different authors, all experts in their fields.

This book gives practical advice and solutions to guide you through everyday situations that arise in every family. In addition, specific web sites are also recommended to help you gain better understanding of yourself, eg – a self-quiz on where your strengths lie.

A summary at the end of each chapter recaps the highlights for quick reference and also gives additional reading recommendations, as well as contact information/web sites for each author.

Contributing Authors;

Cathy A. Rodrigues LCSW, ACSW, CMC – A Certified Mentor Coach;
• Communication and Stress Management
• Exercise
• 5 Positive Principles to Effective Communication

Toni Schutti, MA, LP – National Speaker, Author, Parent Coach and Licensed psychologist.
• Create a Discipline Plan that Works
• Discipline Defined
• 10 Positive Discipline Options – BEAR Problem Solving Format

Sarah Gillen, MA, LMFT, PCC – Parent Coach, Marriage/Family Therapist;
• Parenting Strengths for the Pre-Adolescent and Teen Years

Amy Johnson, MSW – Personal Life/Parent Coach, School Social Worker, Parent Educator, Youth Director;
• Just Say KNOW to Sex
• In the Beginning
• As They Grow
• Do/Don’t
• Safety
• Dealing With Differences
• Preteens/Teens
• Media

Marion C. Bloch, PsyD – School psychologist and coach;
• Positive Parenting and the Special Needs Child
• Principles of Positive Psychology
• Mild-to-Moderate/Moderate-to-Severe Special Needs

Janice Van Buren, PhD – psychologist for over 25 years;
• Parenting Your Multiracial Child
• Developing a Racial Identity
• Talking about Race

Mary Ivory, MA, LCPC, CPC – counselor;
• What 12-Step Programs and Traditions Can Teach Us About Parenting
• Emotion Coaching Skills for All Parents
• Using 12-Step Slogans as Emotional Awareness Tools

This comprehensive book is a must-read for anyone dealing with the stresses of parenthood. Whether you’re a first time parent or a “been there done that,” Parenting by Strengths is sure to bring new ideas and insight.

For more information, please visit;

Want a copy of this great book? Leave me a comment in this Blog Spot and at the end of next week (January 9th) I will put everyone's name in a hat and draw for it. You can also email me at with "book giveaway" in the subject line.

Good Luck :)


MommyToTwoBoys said...

Hi Sandie! Thanks for the review and the offer. I am very interested since I have a child with Autism and behavior issues.

Unknown said...

hi sandie,
thank you very much for the comment and for following me, i really appreciate it. i would surely love a chance at the drawing for this book it sounds awesome, i have been at the verge of loosing my grip with all of my sons "un'diagnosed issues, i have been looking everywhere i can for tips and suggestions and resources to help me get through every day strugles. ;)

you have new follower and friend ;)

Juliana said...

Wonderful! I am now following both blogs!!!

J.R.Poulter/J.R.McRae said...

Hi sandy
We can all learn from each other! :)) Parenting is one process that is lifelong - you never stop learning! :))
This one sounds very useful!
Best Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Parenting does require great strength. Parenting by Strengths looks like a great resource.

Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting and helpful book.


Anonymous said...

Love to be in the drawing for the book..


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