Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 21, 2006
Parenting is a journey and it can be a pleasant one. By following the Five Guiding Principles found in Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice, by acclaimed parenting expert Sarah Chana Radcliffe, parents can create an environment that is a haven from the stresses of the rest of the everyday world. It is possible to build a home where respectful communication exists, where love and laughter predominate, and where kids are eager to do as they are asked. Of Sarah Chana's Five Guiding Principles of parenting, the 80-20 Rule is the cornerstone to constructing a peaceful and healthy home life. Sarah Chana has just released a podcast entitled Following the 80-20 Rule with Your Kids. It contains more than 60 minutes of practical, applicable advice, strategy, guidance and tips on how to raise your kids and build the foundation of a loving, supportive home. Following the 80-20 Rule with Your Kids is available for download at FollowThe8020Rule.com.
Sarah Chana Radcliffe is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, an experienced parenting and marriage counselor, and the author of five books on family life. Sarah Chana speaks internationally on parenting and marriage, and regularly conducts workshops and seminars. She has been a guest on radio and TV shows across Canada.
According to Sarah Chana, "Parenting is meant to bring out the best in you and the best in your children. It does this through a series of challenges, each one inviting you to overcome personal limitations and develop increasing levels of competence, wisdom and emotional power. At the end of the journey, you are light-years away from your starting point, richer in every way. The process, never carefree or easy, stretches your heart and your strength to full capacity; you are the escort for the first phase of your children's journey. You will prepare them for life."
Please call if you wish to interview Sarah Chana or request additional information. Her book is available online at Amazon.ca
THE FIVE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
1. Follow the 80-20 Rule:
Interactions between parent and child should feel pleasant to the child 80 percent of the time.
2. Emotional Coaching:
Acknowledge, accept and "be with" your child's emotions.
3. The CLeaR Method of Positive Discipline:
Comment, Label, Reward.
4. The 2x Rule:
Ask once. Ask a second time and give choice of compliance or negative consequence.
5. The Relationship Rule:
I only give and accept respectful communication.
Media Contact: Kim Ades, at kidPRINCIPLES.com (416) 747-6900