The Positive Parent


Raising Healthy, Happy, and Successful Children from Birth to Adolescence

by Kerby T. Alvy, Ph.D.
Raising children in the 21st century is parenting in the worst of times and parenting in the best of times. The Positive Parent is an essential resource for navigating the challenges and opportunities that today’s families face. Dr. Alvy shows parents how to help their children reach their full potential through the power of positive parenting.


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With humor and passion, Dr. Alvy provides important skills, helpful resources, and 16 highly practical guidelines to help you become a Positive Parent. Learn how to:

  • Give Children Warmth, Acceptance, and Respect
  • Enjoy Your Children’s Development and Be Alert to Special Needs
  • Use Firm and Fair Leadership
  • Avoid Corporal Punishment and Verbal Aggression
  • Start Early in Preparing Children for School
  • Create a Home Environment That Supports Education
  • Be an Active Partner with Your Child’s School
  • Manage Your Child’s Obesity and Eating-Related Problems
  • Teach Children about Their Own and Other Cultures
  • Teach Children about Substance Abuse
  • Teach Children about Sexuality
  • Teach Children to Be Financially Successful and Giving
  • Manage Your Children’s Exposure and Use of Media and Technology
  • Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Nurture the Relationship in Which You Are Raising Your Children
  • Set a Good Example of Lifelong Learning

The Positive Parent includes selections from “The CICC Discovery Tool ,” a series of age-specific questionnaires for tracking the development of children from birth to age five. (272 pp.)


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