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William J. Pieper

Full Name: William J. Pieper
Number of Works: 4
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ISBN: 1558321829, 9781558321823
Keywords: love, smart
Pages: 272
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

Smart Love celebrates the simple joys of raising a child, but it is also a cautionary book about some hard-to-recognize, hard-to-resist pitfalls of parenting. Perhaps the most important discovery the Piepers have made in their years of working with children is this: When a parent uses harsh discipline and negative language, a child comes not only to expect unhappiness but to want it and seek it. Such a child is needlessly pessimistic and is likely to behave poorly. That child actually will develop the habit of avoiding positive, constructive experiences, and may grow into a troubled adolescent