Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Raising Everyday Heroes: Parenting Children to Be Self-Reliant

Written for parents, teachers, counselors, and everyone else involved with raising children, this book emphasizes the need for kids to learn how to make smart decisions in the face of today’s permissive culture and strong peer pressure. Many parents go to great lengths to protect their children from dangerous influences, boredom, want, and even the consequences of the kids’ own choices, but Elisa Medhus—winning author of the 2002 Parent's Choice Award and National Parenting Publication Award for Raising Children Who Think For Themselves— believes this doesn’t allow kids to develop the skills they need to be successful adults. She tells readers how to give their children opportunities to overcome adversity while still in a loving family environment, so they can develop internal wisdom, creative problem-solving skills, and basic common sense. Raising Everyday Heroes offers easy-to-implement techniques for raising responsible, self-reliant children.

Published: December 28, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-58270-096-0
Pages: 292
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches