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Document Typology: Book
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Childrens
Name of author(s): John Grey
Name of publisher: Alma littera (2009)
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
Communication, negotiation. Conversation. These are the skills that can be used at home. When we can create cooperation with our children, lead them without punishment, these children will be able to negotiate a world of peace. What's wonderful is these 5 skills of positive parenting accomplish this! And, many parents in response to this book all tell me, 'thank goodness this is here because my punishments aren't working!' I developed these ideas 20 years ago before I had children, by teaching classes to teens about to go to reform schools. Threats and punishments meant nothing to them. So, I had to become creative to manage and control them. And, I became successful. You can raise any child without needing to punish them if you understand the process. If you don't, you're left doing what our parents did which is now out of date. How are our children different as well? We live in a democracy that's only 200 years old, in the span of history, that's short. We've made changes based on democracy and freedom of choice that bring us human rights and the sense of entitlement that every adult has. That changes our business practices and government practices. Business have changed radically in the past 200 years. Futile lords, dictators and pirates ... into companies that in order to get ahead recognize employees rights. That's the climate we live in. Yet, parenting practices of punishment have not changed at all.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The children are sent all around the globe to achieve specific goals, usually to rescue an important historical document. The books are all highly entertaining and educational. Each volume follows a certain suspenseful arc, so the children end up in at least one precarious situation, but things always turn out well. Later books in the series have a little more sophisticated language and some have more fantastical plots, for slightly older readers, but they are no more scary than the early books.When they point to a location in the book and say, "I wish we could go there," they are magically transported to that location and historical time.The formula that all of the books follow may seem repetitive to parents, but kids find these books fascinating and comforting at once.
Kaip skaitydamas bet kurios ligos aprašymą, simptomus gali pritaikyti ir sau, taip ir su „Vaikai kilę iš dangaus“ – neabejoju, kad visi tėvai ras šį tą naudingo ir pritaikomo sau ir savo vaikams. Gal tokia mintimi vadovavosi ir knygos turinio sudarytojai – nes pirmasis šokas atvertus knygą – net šešių puslapių turinys. Deja, jis greičiau apsunkina nei palengvina informacijos paiešką. Be to, skyrių išdėstymas ir maketavimas yra labai nekorektiški ir nepatogūs skaitytojui. Todėl nors knygos idėja ir pagrindinė mintis – aiški, auklėjimo metodai – suprantami ir lengvai pritaikomi, neapleidžia mintis, kad viską sutalpinti buvo galima į keliskart mažiau puslapių. Na, iš dalies tai ir praverčia – knygos nebūtina skaityti nuo pradžių iki pabaigos – joje tiek pasikartojimų, kad gali pradėti nuo bet kurio puslapio.
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