Raising Kids to Thrive By Kenneth R. Ginsburg

Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust by Ginsburg MD FAAP, M.D. Kenneth R. (2015) Paperback

From award-winning author Ken Ginsburg comes this new work which explores an innovative idea in parenting: “The Lighthouse Parenting Strategy.”
Dr. Ginsburg’s previous work includes “Building Resilience in Children and Teens” which offers a comprehensive overview of strategies to build resilience and promote the kind of traits that lead to our children becoming happy, successful adults.  This book offers a deeper dive into two fundamental questions over which parents struggle:
  1. How do I give my child the unconditional love he needs to thrive, while also holding him to high expectations?
  2. How do I protect my child while also letting her learn life’s lessons?
“We should be like lighthouses for our children; beacons of light on a stable shoreline from which they can safely navigate the world.  We must make certain they don’t crash against the rocks, but trust they have the capacity to learn to ride the waves on their own.”
This book is rooted in proven concepts from the positive youth development and resilience frameworks and combines new research with expert opinion to help parents consider how to approach these toughest of questions.
This book is co-written by Dr. Ginsburg’s two teenage daughters, Ilana and Talia Ginsburg, and perspectives from over 500 teens are also part of this groundbreaking work.
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