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Author Curtis, Erica (Licensed marriage and family therapist), author.

Title The innovative parent : raising connected, happy, successful kids through art / Erica Curtis and Ping Ho
Published Athens, Ohio : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 213 pages)
Contents Talk less, draw, dance, and sing more -- Why we love to hate glitter glue (and other struggles with art) -- Survive the day -- Connect first -- Raise happy kids -- Raise successful kids -- Tap into your own inner artist -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: guidelines for talking about art and life -- Appendix 2: supplies to get started -- Appendix 3: where to put all that art -- Appendix 4: a word on the creative arts therapies
Summary Even the best talk-based practices in parenting can be limiting. How can art help parents temper storms of emotion, defuse sibling conflicts, get teeth brushed, and raise happy, successful kids? In The Innovative Parent, Erica Curtis and Ping Ho integrate cutting-edge research, years of clinical expertise, and their own parenting experience into a revolutionary yet practical guide to creative parenting. Plentiful illustrations and anecdotes bring concepts to life and show art in action with kids and parents. Together, Curtis and Ho let parents in on art therapy trade secrets to help children make sense of emotions, build connections with others, develop problem-solving skills, resolve day-to-day conflicts, process and retain information, confront fears and anxiety, and much more. These are complex tasks for something as seemingly simple as making art, yet therein lies the beauty of The Innovative Parent: its down-to-earth approach is simple, doable, and fun. -- Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arts and children.
Arts and children.
Form Electronic book
Author Ho, Ping (Integrative medicine specialist), author.
ISBN 0804040982