Growing Up Again by Connie Dawson

Growing Up Again

Connie Dawson and Jean Illsley Clarke
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As time-tested as it is timely, the expert advice in this book has helped thousands of readers improve on their parenting practices. Now, substantially revised and expanded, “Growing Up Again ”offers further guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy development — and to our own.

Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson provide the information every adult caring for children should know — about ages and stages of development, ways to nurture our children and ourselves, and tools for personal and family growth. This new edition also addresses the special demands of parenting adopted children and the problem of overindulgence; a recognition and exploration of prenatal life and our final days as unique life stages; new examples of nurturing, structuring, and discounting, as well as concise ways to identify them; help for handling parenting conflicts in blended families, and guidelines on supporting children's spiritual growth.

“About the Authors: ”

Jean Illsley Clarke is a parent educator, teacher trainer, the author of “Self-Esteem: A Family Affair,” and co-author of the "Help! for Parents" series. She is a popular international lecturer and workshop presenter on the topics of self-esteem, parenting, family dynamics, and adult children of alcoholics. Clarke resides in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Connie Dawson is a consultant and lecturer who works with adults who work with kids. A former teacher, she trains youth workers to identify and help young people who are at risk. Dawson lives in Evergreen, Colorado.

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As time-tested as it is timely, the expert advice in this book has helped thousands of readers improve on their parenting practices. Now, substantially revised and expanded, “Growing Up Again ”offers further guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy development—and to our own.

Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson provide the information every adult caring for children should know—about ages and stages of development, ways to nurture our children and ourselves, and tools for personal and family growth. This new edition also addresses the special demands of parenting adopted children and the problem of overindulgence; a recognition and exploration of prenatal life and our final days as unique life stages; new examples of nurturing, structuring, and discounting, as well as concise ways to identify them; help for handling parenting conflicts in blended families, and guidelines on supporting children's spiritual growth.

“About the Authors: ”

Jean Illsley Clarke is a parent educator, teacher trainer, the author of “Self-Esteem: A Family Affair, ” and co-author of the Help for Parents series. She is a popular international lecturer and workshop presenter on the topics of self-esteem, parenting, family dynamics, and adult children of alcoholics. Clarke resides in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Connie Dawson is a consultant and lecturer who works with adults who work with kids. A former teacher, she trains youth workers to identify and help young people who are at risk. Dawson lives in Evergreen, Colorado.

Author Biography

Connie Dawson is a therapist who uses an attachment-oriented perspective in her work with adoptees and adoptive families. She sees clients at the Attachment Center Northwest in Kirkland, Washington, a facility which specializes in the treatment of children who are adopted following their first parents' failure to parent adequately, including many who are adopted internationally. She also does adoption coaching, consults with agencies and treatment facilities, presents workshops, and teaches for several universities. She was a member of the Counselor Education Faculty at Portland State for five

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