The Successful Child

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The Successful Child

What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well

By Martha Sears; William Sears, M.D .; Elizabeth Pantley

Little Brown and Company, Paperback, 9780316777490, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 2002


In this book, the Searses bring the reason and common sense of their philosophy of parenting to the hurdles of raising the older child. Attachment parenting is not just for babies; as children grow, they need to expand the web of their secure attachments to friends, teachers, community and the wider world. As there is no single plan for any one family, the Searses show a range of ways a parent can retain a child's trust and wield a positive influence as their child matures. By following the advice laid out in this book, parents can see that the bonds they have nurtured since infancy will provide the anchor that will ground their children through the challenging teen years to adulthood.