ST. LOUIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Father's Day honors the enormous influence fathers have on society and on their children. This is confirmed by numerous studies that cite the beneficial effects for children of a father's involvement in their lives. Such benefits include educational and economic attainment, prevention of delinquent behavior, and psychological and moral well-being. And yet, many fathers needlessly struggle to find the best ways to raise their children.
Parenting expert and author Bernard Percy has found that an obvious and common ideal and goal of parents is to help their children become successful and inspired individuals who will pursue their dreams with a passion. How you go about achieving this ideal is a question that Bernard answered for himself as he, along with his wife of 36 years, raised three daughters and learned from them as much as they learned from him.
You needn't look far for a plethora of information on parenting tips. The question parenting expert Bernard Percy asks and so should you is this, "How do you sift through and evaluate all of the sea of information to get to the most important points that if brought home with your child will vastly increase the odds for your child's success?"
Bernard has done the sifting for you and revealed, "It's time we separate fact from fiction, and myths from truths. The real story here is that each child has a unique potential for brilliance, based upon talent, inherent personality and basic purpose.
"I have developed a program that addresses these factors and unlocks this potential and I write about this subject in my book, Moments of Astonishment: On Becoming a Better Dad."
Based on 14 years of teaching in New York City public schools, studying and applying the research of American writer and educator, L. Ron Hubbard, raising three daughters and lecturing on the subject of parenting across the globe, Percy's book takes us on an intimate, personal journey through the lessons learned over a lifetime of "becoming a better dad." Included in his book are practical parenting tips you can use right away to enhance your family relationships and prepare your children for a lifetime of success and growth. Bernard asks parents to consider these four questions before deciding on what parenting advice, coach or expert to listen to:
- Does your child and particularly your teenager know and have faith in his or her strengths and abilities?
- Does he or she have a clear direction in life?
- Is he or she inspired and motivated to pursue his or her dreams?
- And most importantly, does he or she know how to identify the three fundamental barriers that keep anyone from learning and succeeding in any subject?
What are these barriers to learning that all children need to know to succeed? For a free e-booklet go to http://www.appliedscholastics.org and claim immediate access. There is no cost.
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About Bernard Percy
Bernard Percy, MA is a trusted authority on parenting, has a Master's Degree in Childhood Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, taught elementary school for 14 years in New York City and Los Angeles, has been on the faculty of Cal State University, Northridge, taught adult education classes for UCLA Adult Education Program and is the author of "Help Your Child in School," "How to Grow a Child ... A Child's Advice to Parents," "Moments of Astonishment - On Becoming a Better Dad," "The Power of Creative Writing" and "Recapturing Technology for Education: Keeping Tomorrow in Today's Classrooms." He is an Advisory Board Member of the non-profit Applied Scholastics International. http://www.appliedscholastics.org
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