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How Children Succeed

12 Steps to Help Prepare Your Kids for Success
Narrated by: Amy Abell
Length: 3 hrs
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Summary

What are the strengths of your children? What are their weaknesses? Are they responsible, or are they dependable? What would they do in a situation if...?

If you haven’t asked yourself these questions about your child before, then it is time to start before it’s too late.

Education is important, but character even more so. And it starts in the home.

Children are a direct reflection of their upbringing. How they handle themselves, unexpected problems, setbacks, rejection, or the harsh reality of the world all depends on how and what they were taught. It’s a big but important task, and you may even feel unqualified for the job, but this navigational guide is all you will ever need.

In How Children Succeed, Rachel Burgess offers a 12-step guide on how to raise your children as responsible adults of character and resilience. A mother of three, Rachel not only advises from a place of experience, but from confidence in the results of her daily-tested strategies.

Here’s a peek at some of the topics touched on:

  • Teaching responsibility through chores
  • Responding emotionally to failure
  • Knowing the benefits of high expectation
  • Fostering social skills
  • Nurturing commitment to learning daily
  • Praising kids when they do well
  • Promoting healthy choices
  • Learning the importance of problem-solving skills
  • Understanding the relevance of confidence - physically, emotionally, and intellectually
  • Raising an Entrepreneur

Whether you are a new parent, a seasoned parent, a single parent, or a double unit, How Children Succeed is for you. We can never “know enough” when it comes to raising our kids - it takes a village. As the world evolves at such a rapid pace, so do our kids.

©2019 Rachel Burgess (P)2020 Rachel Burgess

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A lot of helpful strategies

I enjoyed the format of the book and found a lot of helpful strategies that we were able to implement. I've seen marked improvement and am glad that I ran across this book.

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I received this book and was pleasantly surprised. The condition was better than advertised. It came quickly and in great shape.

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excellent book for parents and teachers!

This book helps parents help their teens by evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of both child AND parent, and addressing how to use the strengths to overcome or compensate for the weaknesses. It's an excellent resource for any adult trying to help a teen or child who had troubles with Executive functions.

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I wish I had got years ago.

Wow! This has already reduced the conflict between me and my son by 75%. Amazingly insightful.

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recommended

We're not finished with this, but it already is helping me and my daughter figure some things out - and helping us communicate/brainstorm as a team, rather than just being frustrated all the time,

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Excellent resource for parents

As a clinical psychologist I regard this as one of the best resources for parents of teens. This helps parents to look at the teen with ADHD as having some executive skills impairments that need remediation and understanding. Parents also rate their own executive skills and can try to be a better fit in parenting these adolescents. There are many constructive suggestions in this book and I highly recommend it.

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Powerful book for families

Powerful book for families with teens and for all adults. This really applies to everyone.

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After Reading... Smart Yes! Scattered

A great read. Then this book is for you! Filled with information relevant to the era we live in, this book not only reassures you there is hope, that you're not the only parent going through this, but real solutions that when read,

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Good grasp of executive functioning for kids.

Love this book. This book helps adults help kids with difficulties in planning and executing.... It is a solid book to assist kids who don't naturally glean these skills from the natural environment.

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Toll in the tollbox

This book is a great tool for parents with kids that have executive function concerns. I keep it around to reference. My teen actually saw it on my shelf and wanted to read it to “help herself.”

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  • T. Huang
  • 04-09-20

Step-by-Step guide to raising successful children

I like that this book is easy to read. One topic that really catches my attention was teaching your kids about entrepreneurship. I think being an entrepreneur can teach people a lot of things. Not only do we learn about the value of earning money, following our passion, and social skills, but we also develop grit and emotional resilience through the process. Growing up I didn't have parents who teach me these skills, but after reading this book and through personal experience, I can see how this skill is important in today's world.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-04-20

Great start for a parent

The book is a great place to start or even review parenting skills. Would recommend to parents looking to give their children a leg up.

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  • Bo Van de Poel
  • 25-03-20

Parenting guide

This book talks about many important topics in raising children. Raising children is not the easiest task a person can go through, but it is well worth doing it the right way. But what is the right way? Every child is different and has different needs. This book is a good guide on what not to do and gives different examples on how parents can deal with their children in certain situations. There is a solution/option for every type of child out there. The narration isn't perfect but she has a nice voice to listen to.

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  • Reggie
  • 24-03-20

Good resource for parents

This is a fairly quick listen. Great topics to guide parents in raising children! Some topics may seem common sense but it is nice to have some affirmation that you’re not‘doing it’ all wrong.

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  • outbackhill
  • 24-03-20

good book

good look at a persons point of view on the subject. worth the listen interesting

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  • Raffaello
  • 15-03-20

Amazing!

This is a book all new parents should read, it really helps you to better understand your children. No matter if it's your first or third children, you should absolutely read this book!

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  • Candie
  • 12-03-20

How Children Succeed

Another well thought out book. Great advice and a must read for those wanting to understand their children.

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  • ReaderGirl
  • 10-03-20

Excellent

I am a mother and teacher and I found this information easy to understand. It means that people of all walks of life can implement the tips provided. Well presented. thank you.

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  • ZOE R
  • 08-03-20

How Children Succeed

This has a good steps helping to help our children achieve success with the parent's guidance.

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  • MDW 77
  • 06-03-20

Mixed Bag

I received this book free for an honest review, and I didn't let that influence my review in anyway. This book has a lot of helpful advice, but some of it is misleading (especially for children that don't fit into a typical mold). It's definitely worth a listen, but as with any advice relating to children, be careful and be sure to consider the personality and abilities of your individual child before implementing the suggestions. Some of the advice could be inadvertently harmful to children that may be shy, sensitive, or have any special needs.