By Martin L Dutcher

 What if every parenting problem or concern you encountered led you to an extraordinary learning and relationship-building experience?

Beyond Good Parenting is about the relational and conversational environment that we create every day in our family. What if we could focus on something beyond our ideas of good and bad, something that begs us to talk and listen freely with each other - for all of our lives, no matter the ages?  We can.

Marty includes many stories as he walks readers through the process of early learning and relating, and the science behind why we all say and do what we do. He introduces new ideas for building safe learning and partnering environments that are easily understandable.

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Beyond Good Parenting is a warm and delightful eye-opener of a book! Marty Dutcher writes from his own experience in parenting as well as a lifetime career of working with children and parents – even grandparents. His carefully constructed concepts and techniques can help create a new respect and understanding for how children learn, how they discover their own interests and what helps them absorb new information about their world. Dutcher’s approach is to join up with kids with an attitude of “Let’s discover together what works – and what doesn’t work, in how we live in this world.” Beyond the right and wrong, beyond the good and bad, this underlying attitude, if passed on to kids by parents, teachers, and others, can help them form their own views as they learn in collaboration with peers and adults while understanding and respecting the necessity of parental accountability (i.e. who is in charge!). Dutcher lays a solid groundwork of the science behind these powerful views of behavior and learning – and his love and respect for kids shines through it all.
But note: his approach clearly keeps parents in charge at the same time.

     -- Judith Keefe, parent, instructional designer, author of KinKept: Intentionally Nurturing Connections

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