Item description for Personality Plus for Parents: Understanding What Makes Your Child Tick by Florence Littauer...
Overview Dispelling the myth that all children should be treated the same, the best-selling author of Personality Plus shows parents how to raise each child individually, depending upon his or her inborn temperament and personality type. Original.
Publishers Description Florence Littauer uses the proven principles from her popular Personality Plus to show parents how to raise their children individually and take cues from each child's inborn temperament and personality. Readers will immediately be drawn in as Littauer dispels the myth that all children should be treated the same. The bottom line for successful child raising? Identify and understand your child's personality so he or she feels loved, respected, and supported as an individual.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.38" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 5, 2012
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800757378 ISBN13 9780800757373
Availability 0 units.
More About Florence Littauer
Florence Littauer is the bestselling author of more than 40 books, including Personality Plus, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages. She speaks internationally at seminars and retreats and is the president of CLASS Speakers, Inc. She lives in Nevada. Rose Sweet is a popular speaker and the author of five books and a contributor to many more. Rose is the director of the Catholic Divorce Network and the producer of the landmark DVD series The Catholic Divorce Survival Guide. Rose lives in California.
Florence Littauer currently resides in the state of California. Florence Littauer was born in 1928.
Reviews - What do customers think about Personality Plus For Parents?
Personality Plus for Parents Mar 3, 2006
This book is timeless in its content and applicable to all ages of parents/grandparents and children/grandchildren. The book includes a profile to help you establish the personalities of each child/parent and then offers natural characteristics of each personality and how they interact with one another. You will find the strengths and weaknesses of each one and how to work out the struggles that accompany those characteristics. I have personally used this book over and over to help me understand my own children and grandchildren. In addition, as a retreat speaker,a MOPS speaker, and a presenter at parenting seminars, this book is the focus of my presentations. After people buy this book and read it, I receive calls to have one-on-one conversations to help guide them in better relationships with their child/children. This book is truly a gift to parents in helping them understand how their child functions and how they can reinforce the strengths and help overcome the weaknesses. Read it and find a new relationship with your child/grandhild.
Humor and Information rolled into one book Sep 28, 2005
I tell you what, if you want a book written about personalities in good humor and great fun, Personality Plus for Parents just about says it all! Not only is Personality Plus for Parents informative and enlightening but it's extremely humorous as well. If Florence Littaeur decides to quit whatever she is doing right now, she should consider writing a fiction novel. I don't know about you, but I would DEFINITELY get one.
Back to the topic in hand...deciphering the personalities of our children. To be honest, I know exactly what kind of children I am raising. I know precisely what makes them tick because I am quite sure I didn't choose to stay home to raise them for nothing. I want to know them inside out, and that's exactly the situation right now. I know my kids very well. But that doesn't necessarily mean that I KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEM. Both my kids have opposing personalities, as different as Pluto and Sun can be. Their personalities clash like crazy and who would live on if they were to share a room. Jared is lazy and fun-loving beyond words. He's keen to learn and excited about almost everything. He's the kind of kid who gets excited about learning how to say `detergent'. Joshua, in the meantime, lives in his own world. He would rather brood about something and then dawdle on his Doodle Board. But this is not about my kids but my point is that before reading this Personality Plus for Parents by Florence Littauer, I wasn't so sure what to do with their behavioral differences.
But now, every time a kid, my kid (funny calling them `a' kid) misbehaves, her advice rings in my head. So, if you ask me if the book is good and useful or not, I'd say `Boy, is it ever!'
Like `Rich dad, Poor dad' and `Chicken Soup' series, there are many different versions made for different people. There's chicken soup for parents, there's chicken soup for gays, there's chicken soup for the Chinese mother, there's chicken soup....for say....clowns! Before I picked up this book, I read Personality Plus which was written for normal people, with or without kids. This book discusses the personalities of children, how to discover their personalities from very early on and how to deal with them so that we can help them realize their full potential.
I like it that there are loads of examples in the book, scenarios that you can instantly apply to what happens right in front of your own TV set. You read and then go, `Yeah, that like so happened just 5 minutes ago!'. And let me tell you, the scenarios and examples really helped me apply the methods she introduced to the book.
One thing is missing, though. A very strategic method of applying all her theories and advice on our children, individually. In Personality Plus, she merely explained how our children behave and how to deal with them, in general. But there's no definitive plan on how to curb future potential behavioral problems.
But apart from that, this book is not only a valuable friend and filled to the brim with information but it's wildly funny and entertaining as well.
So, for parents, whatever it's worth, go get it and read it in the bath tub and enjoy it.
this book has helped me more than any other parenting book Sep 27, 2005
I disagree with the reviewer below. This book explains why kids act the way they do, it doesn't excuse their behavior or give them a license to sin because of it. I understand my children SO much better than before I read this book. They all know their temperaments and they can spot others' temperaments right away. This helps us understand people. It has helped me understand my husband where I didn't in almost 20 years of marriage. I understand my sister and where she used to offend me now I realize she just tends to be flaky. :) I could say so much about this book. I truly think every parent should read it. I like the one for adults as well. Last but not least this book even helped me understand myself. To me this book isn't unbiblical. It helped me in all good ways. I know how to specifically pray for my children and them understanding why they are prone to do the things they do or feel the way they feel....it's all good. I can't say enough good things about this book.
File this book in the circular file. Feb 20, 2005
I have to depart from the rest of the folks and say I thought this book was a diasspointment. The woman who wrote it claims to be a Christian, but I didn't see any mention of the word "sin" which is the root of all bad behavior. I will admit I dind't read the whole thing, it irritated me too much. So I did jump around alot. All the little stories are "cute," but we are doing our children a disservice if we say "you're sanguine, so of course you will be flighty and forgetful." This may be so, but we are still called by God to train up our children to His standard, not lower the standard so that each of our children can meet it in thier own "tempermental" style. For example "Melencholy Tyler is protective of his own space. He likes to get hugs from his parents, but is irritated if he things his older sister is hugging him too much. His sanguine sister "simply can't resist" giving her little brother hugs" This isn't a problem of different temperments, it's a sin problem on the part of both children. Brother is not putting others first and is not willing to show/accept love from sister. Sister is not putting others first, she isn't controlling a behavior that she knows is irritating to her brother. Mom and Dad can help both children be more like Jesus by teaching them that others are more important, that love overlooks an offense, etc. Why do I need to know that my kid is melancholy for that? I do believe that all kids have their unique stengths and weakness, but the root of bad behaviour is self love and self centerdness, not their temperment. As a final thought, I think I woudn't have been so offended by this book if the author hadn't been talking putting herself forth as a Christian. This kind of stuff is fine for those who don't know the Lord, it would probably even be very helpful. But for believers, we want our children to grow up depending on the Holy Spirit who guides them through knowledge of the scriptures.
The best parenting book ever! Jun 23, 2004
If I was going to recommend a book for parents battling with their kids, this would be it! I wish I had read it before all the others. It explains so much about why my son does the things he does, and the best way to deal with his behaviour without totalling losing it with him. Great to be able to do the personality test for parents too. A must-have!