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Title: Wommacks The Art of Parenting : Lessons from Parents & Mentors of Extraordinary Americans  
Author: Wommack, David
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Let's be honest. No other parenting books even try to show you how to make your son or daughter a great American. We do. Thirty-one (31) great men and women from across many professions, genders, politics, religions, and walks of life--the products of extraordinary parenting and mentoring. This book offers the exact techniques, words, phrases, mantras --to propel your offspring to incredible success -- toward rich, vivid lives. They worked for those parents and mentors. They can and will work for you too. Mantras are the 21st Century way to lock your ideals, standards, ethics, and principles into formative minds. By definition they demand repetition. The phrasing may stay the same or almost the same. The stories, the elaboration, the background, the colors may bob and weave. But the cores of the mantras stay fixed. Stars to remember and guide one through life. MANTRAS. The exact words used to motivate and guide those great future Americans. Distilled from over 500 biographies. These techniques, these words and phrases, WORK! This book uniquely brings you the best parenting and mentoring advice. Straight up. No bull. The EXACT, SPECIFIC techniques and words the parents or mentors used to motivate their sons and daughters. To inspire them. Inspire them not just to succeed, but to rise above all others. We present some of the smartest, most creative, most determined, most astute parents and mentors that ever lived. They threw their whole life into educating their children. Not in classroom ABC's and 3 R's. They educated their children in HOW TO LIVE LIFE.

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The parents and mentors of: Volume I: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lance Armstrong, Warren Buffett, Julia Child, Elizabeth Edwards, Edward Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, Ronald Reagan, Yvonne Thornton, Alice Walker, and Denzel Washington. Volume II: Nancy Brinker, Hillary Clinton, Dwight Eisenhower, George Foreman, Andrew Grove, Quincy Jones, Wilma Mankiller, Paul Newman, George Soros, and Naomi Wolf Volume III: Jane Pauley, Michael Bloomberg, Rachel Carson, Walt Disney, Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Billy Graham, Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, and Paul Volcker No other book on parenting starts with great results & works backward to show you the techniques that helped to achieve them.

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Introduction An easier childhood? There is a deep-seated river that contrarily runs through most American parenting. The belief thatmy childrenshould have it easier than we, as parents, had itwhen we were growing up. That is the worst mantra of parents! Spoiling your kids is the worst curse you can bestow upon your kids and yourself. It will come back to haunt you. Over and over and over. And then it will be too late. An old adage. Well, maybe weve grown up a little and are now more accomplished at avoiding corporeal punishment, except in the most egregious situations. But we continue to spoil them in other ways. Excess money. Excess toys. Excess time on their hands with nothing constructive to do. Excess trivia in their lives.

Table of Contents
Contents Dedication .................................................................................................................. 10 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 11 An easier childhood? ........................................................................................ 11 Parenting has changed? .................................................................................... 11 Mantras are the past and the future .................................................................. 12 About the Author ....................................................................................................... 15 VOLUME ITHE ART OF PARENTING................................................................ 17 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ................................................................................................ 17 Who is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? ............................................................................... 17 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 20 1Make each day your masterpiece. .............................................................. 20 2You are your childrens role models. ......................................................... 22 3Be slow to criticize and quick to commend. .............................................. 22 4The best punishment is not physical, its the feeling of letting down those whom you respect. ........................................................................... 23 5Be true to yourself. ..................................................................................... 23 6Happiness begins where selfishness ends. ................................................. 24 7Bring out the best in people by being sincerely interested in them. ........... 25 8Big things are accomplished only through the perfection of minor details. ....................................................................................................... 25 9The man who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success. ............. 26 10Families, teams, and companies win with teamwork. .............................. 26 11Persistence wins. ...................................................................................... 27 12Get your priorities in order. ...................................................................... 28 13Be fair and use discipline to improve results. .......................................... 28 John Woodens Seven-Point Creed ......................................................................... 29 Quote from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .......................................................................... 29 LANCE ARMSTRONG ............................................................................................ 31 Who is Lance Armstrong? ....................................................................................... 31 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 34 1Make every obstacle an opportunity. ......................................................... 34 2Talk to your children as adults. .................................................................. 34 3You have to do it yourself. No one is going to do it for you. ..................... 36 Quotes from Linda Armstrong ................................................................................ 38 Quotes from Lance Armstrong ................................................................................ 38 WARREN BUFFETT ................................................................................................ 39 Who is Warren Buffett? ........................................................................................... 39 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 41 1Take them to work, your place of business, and involve them. ................. 41 3At the dinner table have serious discussions about important issues. ........ 42 4Encourage competition, not based on sports, in business and numbers. .... 42 5Teach them to enjoy talking with and to adults. ........................................ 43 6Allow them to learn investing by themselves. ........................................... 43 WOMMACKS THE ART OF PARENTING 4 7Let them repeatedly experience the difference between manual work and other work........................................................................................... 44 8Teach them to consider all the consequences of their actions and not take anything for granted. ......................................................................... 44 9Put down arrogance long before it becomes a character trait..................... 44 10Raise the book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, to the level of a mantra. ............................................................ 45 11Demand they think for themselves and be able to orally support their thinking with clear logic............................................................................ 45 Quotes from Warren Buffett .................................................................................... 46 JULIA CHILD ........................................................................................................... 47 Who was Julia Child? .............................................................................................. 47 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 51 1Encourage your older children to wait awhile after college before getting married. Use that time to travel, explore, learn to live on their own, and find their own identity. .............................................................. 51 ELIZABETH EDWARDS ......................................................................................... 53 Who was Elizabeth Edwards? ................................................................................. 53 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 54 1Teach empathy for otherstroubles. ........................................................... 54 2Learn to talk to anyone. .............................................................................. 55 3Consider sending your daughter to a womens college. ............................. 56 EDWARD KENNEDY .............................................................................................. 59 Who was Edward Kennedy? ................................................................................... 59 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 62 1Hammer out different areas of child development for you and your spouse, and work hard to reinforce them. ................................................. 62 2Build strong family bonds. ........................................................................ 64 3Develop mantras for the family. ................................................................. 65 4Read to them when they are young. ........................................................... 66 5Eat dinner together and discuss important world news events and ideas. .. 67 6Teach them to fight their own battles. ........................................................ 68 SANDRA DAY OCONNOR ................................................................................... 69 Who is Sandra Day OConnor? ............................................................................... 69 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 72 1Teach genuine interest in other people. ...................................................... 72 2Allow your children to work with you. ...................................................... 72 3Show them the job should be done right. ................................................... 73 4Let them memorize important prose and practice dramatic recitation. ...... 73 5Discuss current events at the dinner table. ................................................. 74 RONALD REAGAN ................................................................................................. 75 Who was Ronald Reagan? ....................................................................................... 75 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 78 1Build your ideals and values into your children. ........................................ 78 2Build empathy with ordinary people. ......................................................... 79 DAVID R. WOMMACK 5 3Firmly reject racial bigotry. ........................................................................ 79 4Insist that your teenage children work each summereven if they or you dont need the money. ........................................................................ 80 5Teach your children about riskhow to assess and take risks intelligently. .............................................................................................. 81 6Find ways for your children to act and speakexcellent talents for any profession. ................................................................................................. 82 Quotes from Ronald Reagan ................................................................................... 83 YVONNE THORNTON ............................................................................................ 85 Who is Yvonne Thornton? ...................................................................................... 85 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 86 1Show your children how to overcome discrimination. .............................. 86 2Set a culture of thriftiness-by-example. ..................................................... 87 3Define education as their primary goal. ..................................................... 88 4Show them how to beat their weaknesses. ................................................. 88 5Give them life goals. .................................................................................. 89 6Supervise their study time closely. ............................................................. 89 7Show them what will happen in life if they slacken and get lazy. ............. 90 8Drill them in proper behavior and etiquette. .............................................. 90 9Create a harsh scenario if girls get pregnant. ............................................. 91 10Ask them to exceed their previous best. ................................................... 92 11Repeatedly explain the consequences of wrong actions. ......................... 92 12Dont glorify or glamorize luck. .............................................................. 92 13Instill a built-in determination and drive toward their goals. ................... 93 14Insist on punctuality. ................................................................................ 93 Quotes from Donald Thornton ................................................................................ 94 ALICE WALKER ...................................................................................................... 95 Who is Alice Walker? ............................................................................................. 95 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 99 1Emphasize the power and knowledge to be gained from reading. ............. 99 2Invest in rectifying psychological boulders. .............................................. 100 DENZEL WASHINGTON ........................................................................................ 103 Who is Denzel Washington? ................................................................................... 103 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 106 1Let your child participate in a quality extracurricular organization. .......... 106 3Let them earn their own spending money. ................................................. 108 4Encourage them to read and debate quality magazines and newspapers. .. 109 Quotes from Denzel Washington ............................................................................ 109 VOLUME IBIBLIOGRAPHY .............................................................................. 111 VOLUME IITHE ART OF PARENTING ............................................................ 115 NANCY BRINKER ................................................................................................... 115 Who is Nancy Brinker? ........................................................................................... 115 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 117 1Teach your children that health is a very serious matter ............................ 117 2Teach stewardship ...................................................................................... 119 WOMMACKS THE ART OF PARENTING 6 3Practice the withering gaze ........................................................................ 119 4Nurture their self-worth .............................................................................. 120 5When you see a wrong, right it................................................................... 121 6Teach them how to sell and give them opportunities to sell ...................... 121 HILLARY CLINTON ............................................................................................... 123 Who is Hillary Rodham Clinton? ............................................................................ 123 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 128 1Find your guts in tough situations .............................................................. 128 2Doing two things at once is not rocket science .......................................... 128 3Dont tolerate waste. .................................................................................. 129 4Dont give in to bullying, whether you are a child or adult ....................... 130 5Do all the good you can .............................................................................. 130 6Be accepting of different opinions ............................................................. 131 DWIGHT EISENHOWER ........................................................................................ 133 Who was Dwight Eisenhower? ............................................................................... 133 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 138 1Let them experience hard, physical work ................................................... 138 2Teach them to control their temper ............................................................ 139 3Encourage motivation via ethics rather than punishment .......................... 140 4Encourage competition ............................................................................... 140 5Encourage debating .................................................................................... 140 GEORGE FOREMAN ............................................................................................... 143 Who is George Foreman? ........................................................................................ 143 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 146 1Establish the correct role for children: Obedience to parents .................... 146 2Instill confidence ........................................................................................ 147 3Learn to control your temper ...................................................................... 148 4Give them wings to fly ............................................................................... 148 Quotes from George Foreman ................................................................................. 150 ANDY GROVE ......................................................................................................... 151 Who is Andy Grove? ............................................................................................... 151 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 154 1Teach them to speak up and be aggressive ................................................ 154 2Find a mentor & present ideas forcefully ................................................... 155 3Learn to be tough ........................................................................................ 156 4Sit in the first row of classes ...................................................................... 157 Quotes from Andy Grove ........................................................................................ 158 QUINCY JONES ....................................................................................................... 159 Who is Quincy Jones? ............................................................................................. 159 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 162 1Praise real talent, when coupled with effort and determination ................. 162 2Dont waste anything ................................................................................. 163 3Be proud of your work & do it well ........................................................... 163 Quote from Quincy Jones, Jr. .................................................................................. 163 WILMA MANKILLER ............................................................................................. 164 DAVID R. WOMMACK 7 Who was Wilma Mankiller? .................................................................................... 164 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 169 1Show your children that you are not afraid to tackle tough problems ....... 169 2Emphasize the hard aspects of life ............................................................. 170 3Dont be afraid to show affection for your spouse ..................................... 171 4Dont be afraid to occasionally get mad ..................................................... 171 PAUL NEWMAN ...................................................................................................... 173 Who was Paul Newman? ......................................................................................... 173 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 179 1Introduce your passions to your children ................................................... 179 2Imbue a love of reading and great literature............................................... 180 GEORGE SOROS ..................................................................................................... 181 Who is George Soros? ............................................................................................. 181 Parenting techniques ................................................................................................ 184 1Follow a non-didactic path to teaching important life skills ...................... 184 2Instill a sense of the need for substantive philanthropyhelping others .. 186 3Working for yourself is more rewarding than brokering for others ........... 187 4Shun prominence as a means of survival ................................................... 188 5When taking risks, dont bet the ranch ....................................................... 189 Quotes from George Soros ...................................................................................... 189 NAOMI WOLF .......................................................................................................... 191 Who is Naomi Wolf? ............................................................................................... 191 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 193 1Destroy the box .......................................................................................... 193 2Do nothing without passion ........................................................................ 193 3Teach them to be disciplined with their gifts ............................................. 194 4Be still and listen ........................................................................................ 194 5Pay attention to the details ......................................................................... 195 VOLUME IIBIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................. 197 VOLUME IIITHE ART OF PARENTING ............................................................. 201 MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ....................................................................................... 201 Who is Michael Bloomberg? ................................................................................... 201 1Persevere in the face of adversity ............................................................... 204 2Learn to negotiate ....................................................................................... 204 3Consider excelling in smaller ponds .......................................................... 205 Quotations from Michael Bloomberg: ..................................................................... 206 RACHEL CARSON .................................................................................................. 209 Who was Rachel Carson? ........................................................................................ 209 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 212 1Encourage your children to deeply experience your passions ................... 212 WALT DISNEY ........................................................................................................ 215 Who was Walt Disney? ........................................................................................... 215 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 217 1Live in a place that excites and nurtures the imagination .......................... 217 2Encourage real artistic talent and progress ................................................. 219 WOMMACKS THE ART OF PARENTING 8 DEBBI FIELDS ......................................................................................................... 223 Who is Debbi Fields? .............................................................................................. 223 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 225 1Emphasize that earning, not dreaming, brings you closer to your wishes . 225 2Everyone needs to feel important ............................................................... 225 3Your excitement and the way you present yourself makes all the difference................................................................................................... 226 4Be willing to provide modest financial support to their entrepreneurial ideas........................................................................................................... 227 TED GEISEL ............................................................................................................. 229 Who was Ted Geisel? .............................................................................................. 229 1Whatever you do, do it to perfection .......................................................... 231 2Feed and support your childs natural abilities .......................................... 232 BILLY GRAHAM ..................................................................................................... 235 Who is Billy Graham? ............................................................................................. 235 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 237 1Instill an appreciation for the teachings of the Bible and the power of prayer......................................................................................................... 237 2Encourage respect for competency, no matter the race .............................. 238 3Let them experience selling ........................................................................ 238 STEVE JOBS ............................................................................................................. 241 Who was Steve Jobs? .............................................................................................. 241 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 246 1Let your children appreciate perfection ..................................................... 246 2Teach them how to negotiate based on accurate information .................... 247 3Build your childrens imagination and confidence with do-it-yourself kits ............................................................................................................. 248 Quotations from Steve Jobs: .................................................................................... 249 Quotations about Steve Jobs .................................................................................... 249 MICHAEL JORDAN................................................................................................ 251 Who is Michael Jordan? .......................................................................................... 251 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 254 1Emphasize the Golden Rule ....................................................................... 254 2Dont let obstacles and anxieties defeat you. ............................................. 254 3Practice the fundamentals ........................................................................... 255 4Build a team ............................................................................................... 255 5Separate money from values and long-term goals ..................................... 256 BARACK OBAMA ................................................................................................... 257 Who is Barack Obama? ........................................................................................... 257 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 261 1Keep it simple. ............................................................................................ 261 2Grade to their potential ............................................................................... 262 3Learn to listen ............................................................................................. 262 4Exude confidence ....................................................................................... 262 JANE PAULEY ......................................................................................................... 263 DAVID R. WOMMACK 9 Who is Jane Pauley? ................................................................................................ 263 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 267 1Use contests to build your childrens competitive instincts ....................... 267 2Involve your children in debating .............................................................. 267 3Encourage your children to participate in leadership organizations .......... 269 PAUL VOLCKER, JR. .............................................................................................. 271 Who is Paul Volcker? .............................................................................................. 271 Parenting Techniques .............................................................................................. 273 1Be frugal ..................................................................................................... 273 2Public service is a worthwhile and noble profession ................................. 274 3Maintain an appearance of propriety in all your affairs ............................. 274 VOLUME IIIBIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................ 277 OTHER BOOKS BY DAVID R. WOMMACK ....................................................... 279

 
 



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