Children’s Need to Feel SECURE: One of the Five Critical Emotional Needs according to Dr. Gerald Newmark

“Security means creating a positive environment where people care about one another and show it; where people express themselves and others listen; where differences are accepted and conflicts are resolved constructively; where enough structure and rules exist for children to feel safe and protected, and where children have opportunities to actively participate in their own evolution and that of the family.” (MORE)

The above is from a guest post written by Dr. Gerald Newmark (author of How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children ) for North Texas Kids’ blog.

Dr. Newmark outlines important elements that contribute to a child feeling secure. The following is an example:

“Traditions & Rituals – Establishing traditions and rituals to celebrate events give children a sense of stability and security, as well as family activities.”

For more practical suggestions and to read Dr. Newmark’s entire guest post CLICK HERE

(Read about the other CRITICAL EMOTIONAL NEEDS, including the need to feel respected and included).

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The Missing Agenda – Unveiled: A Glowing Review by Maddisen Krown

The Missing Agenda – Unveiled: A Glowing Review by Maddisen Krown

Our book How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children just received an amazing review on Amazon by Huffington Post columnist and Life Coach Maddisen K. Krown (whose advice column we featured in our last post.) She calls the book…

A great work, a parenting bible, and a program that as Dr. Newmark says, “might just change the world.”

DZN_readingGo to Amazon.com to read the review and purchase a paperback copy or ebook ($2.99) of the book.

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Feel Better or Bitter – It’s Always Your Choice, by Maddisen Krown

Feel Better or Bitter – It’s Always Your Choice by Maddisen Krown

Dear Maddisen:

I’m in my 30’s, but I still find myself feeling really angry at my father for all the stuff he did and didn’t do when I was a kid, and for how oblivious he still is about all of that. He’s such an unhappy person. And guess what, so am I. How can I free myself from this bitter prison? And how do I not pass this on to my own kids? AL

Maddisen Krown, Huffington Post columnist and Life Coach, responds to this reader’s question in her Ask Maddisen column at NoHoArtsDistrict.com.

photo from Ask Maddison column (www.nohoartsdistrict.com)

photo from Ask Maddison column (www.nohoartsdistrict.com)

We are thrilled that Maddisen’s response mentions Dr. Newmark and recommends our book How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children.

Her response is very affirming, gentle, and includes simple and concrete exercises (such as a forgiveness exercise) to “transform anger and unhappiness into happiness and more inner peace.”

She also reminds us that “We always have the freedom to choose thoughts, feelings, and actions that support our well being and the well being of all concerned. We can choose to feel better, not bitter.”

She recommends How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children when talking about “supporting the happiness of your own children.

“Childrearing is too important to leave to chance!” This is what Dr. Gerald Newmark writes in his groundbreaking book, “How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children”. I’ve read Dr. Newmark’s book, and I highly recommend it whether you have children or not! His basic thesis is that all children (and teens and adults – all people) have five critical needs that are essential to their emotional health. These are the need to feel respected, important, accepted, included, and secure. His book presents a philosophy of parenting and an action-oriented strategy based on the five critical needs. It’s simple, powerful, and effective!

I highly recommend reading the entire column! You can find it here.

Go to Amazon.com to purchase a paperback copy or ebook ($2.99) of How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children.

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Raising Emotionally Healthy Children: Feeling Included

“Feeling Included is a fourth critical emotional need of children. They need to feel they belong, to feel a part of things, to feel connected to other people, to have a sense of community. That’s why kids join cliques, gangs, clubs and teams – to satisfy that need to belong.” (MORE)

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The above is from a guest post written by Dr. Gerald Newmark (author of How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children ) for North Texas Kids’ blog.

Dr. Newmark offers practical suggestions on ways to include your child. A remarkable outcome of your child feeling included is that:

“Identifying strongly with the family unit makes children more resistant to outside, negative influences…”

Read Dr. Newmark’s entire guest post HERE

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Review and Giveaway of “How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children”!

Desiree Pollack, a certified Doula over at Pure Bliss Birth, reviewed our book How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children by Gerald Newmark, PhD, and is conducting a GIVEAWAY of a paperback copy!
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Ms. Pollack begins with a quote from the book

“We know how to send people into space and produce incredible advances in science, electronics and medicine. However, when it comes to living peacefully and treating one another in emotionally healthy ways, we seem to be at a loss.” – Dr. Newmark

And goes on to say

How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children raises your consciousness about the problem, the emotional neglect of children’s needs, this book is a practical resource for parents, teachers, social workers and all others who work directly or even in-directly with children. It’s a way to create emotionally healthy environments for our children and ourselves.”

***Read the rest of the review and enter for your chance to get a free copy of the book!*** (Enter by June 2nd for a chance to win!)

Thanks, Desiree, for your commitment to Emotionally Healthy Children!!!

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Limited Time Offer

Saturday, May 25th until Monday, May 27th TUESDAY, May 28th ONLY! *Extended by 1 day!*

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children is a best-selling parenting book by Gerald Newmark, PhD, shows parents and teachers how to nourish emotional health at home and at school.

DOWNLOAD ENGLISH EDITION

PARA EDICION ESPANOL

You do not need a kindle device to read the book. A Kindle Reader can be downloaded to any PC, Mac, or smart phone for FREE.

To read more about how to view the book on your device, go to Amazon’s website.

“I predict that this book will be the
highly accepted Dr. Spock manual for properly
raising emotionally healthy children in the 21st Century.”
— Lewis Yablonsky, Ph.D