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Children At Promise: 9 Principles to Help Kids Thrive in an At Risk World [Paperback]

By Tim Stuart (Author) & Cheryl Bostrom (Author)
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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 26, 2005
Publisher   Jossey-Bass
ISBN  0787967688  
EAN  9780787967680  

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Children At Promise offers a breakthrough paradigm for raising healthy and responsible children who contribute positively to their world. School principal Dr. Timothy Stuart and former teacher-of-the-year Cheryl Bostrom offer a practical book filled with illustrations that show how all children, both at-risk and advantaged, can realize their At Promise identity. Solidly grounded in the best educational and psychological theory as well as timeless biblical wisdom, Children At Promise provides parents and educators with the insights, motivation, and tools for raising successful children of A.T. P.R.O.M.I.S.E. character.

AT PROMISE stands for:

A Adversity and pain can lead to growth

T Trust between a caring adult and a child

P Perseverance

R Responsibility for our actions

O Optimism

M Motivation by identity

I Integrity

S Service

E Engaged Play

An inspiring companion workbook, Raising Children at Promise, is also now available. Providing step-by-step guidance, this practical supplement encourages readers to understand and apply At Promise principles to their daily relationships with kids, through stories, activities, self-assessments, prayer reflections, and an observation guide.

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At risk seen as "at promise" -  Oct 18, 2003
I recently heard Mr. Stuart speak at a teacher convention - giving a brief overview of this book. Not very often do you get new insights into the theories of education and the art of mentoring. Usually teaching seminars are just tune-ups on the basics. There was a lot of truth that seemed intuitive in Mr. Stuart's findings, but his approach is definitely unique, and I greatly appreciated hearing his thoughts. I think his ideas are useful for teachers who struggle with at-risk students (both the privileged and non-privileged types), and as far as I can tell that's pretty much all of us. I highly recommend this book as a great resource for teachers who are interested in growing in their ability to mentor students effectively.
A Fresh Perspective  Oct 2, 2003
What an enlightening message these two authors have to share! Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles will want to get this book into the hands of all adults who impact the lives of the children they love. Truly this book offers a fresh perspective and a hope for all with a concern for kids and their impact on our society in the future. As a parent, I have been motivated to continually examine my parenting tactics in light of these concepts. This is a "must read" for parents and educators alike.
Not just for parents  Sep 24, 2003
This book was instrumental in changing my parenting paradigm, but it's message is not limited to parents. It can speak to anyone who relates to children and teens. The book advocates the value and promise of every child, regardless of that child's exposure to aspects of the environment that we, as a society, have labelled "risky". But don't expect a lot of feel-good psycho-babble. This view of child-relating is clear and challenging. The "at promise perspective" has given me a renewed hope, not only for my own kids, but for myself, and for those I previously would have viewed as "hopeless". This changed outlook has prompted me to react so much more positively to adverse circumstances. It is a concept that just makes sense!

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