The One Minute Father.

Spencer Johnson



Previously unpublished in the UK, this book shows how fathers can balance demands on their time to become the better parents to their children that they want to be and that their children deserve.

With the pressures of 21st century working life an everyday topic of news and conversation, effective and rewarding advice for parents is more important than ever. The One Minute Father has become a buzzword of the current age, and this book is the quickest way to help your children learn to like themselves and to behave.

Incorporating One Minute Praisings, One Minute Goals and One Minute Reprimands, the book helps both father and children develop confidence, happiness and satisfaction in their relationships. The same tell-a-simple-story approach works here as in the other Blanchard and Johnson books which have become a worldwide phenomenon. A man who sees that he has been a better provider than parent learns by trial and error how to be more nurturing.

What will you learn from this book

  1. One Minute Goals: Set clear, simple, and achievable goals with your children. This helps them understand expectations and encourages them to take responsibility for their actions.

  2. One Minute Praisings: Praise your children immediately when they do something right. Be specific about what they did well, which reinforces positive behavior and boosts their self-esteem.

  3. One Minute Reprimands: Address misbehavior promptly and briefly. Clearly explain what they did wrong and how it made you feel, then reaffirm your love and support. This teaches accountability while maintaining a positive relationship.

  4. Quality Over Quantity: Focus on the quality of time spent with your children rather than the quantity. Short, meaningful interactions can be more impactful than long periods of time spent without engagement.

  5. Consistency is Key: Be consistent with rules, rewards, and discipline. Consistency helps children understand boundaries and develop a sense of security.

  6. Active Listening: Practice active listening by giving your full attention when your children speak. This shows them that their thoughts and feelings are valued and important.

  7. Lead by Example: Model the behavior you want to see in your children. They learn more from what you do than what you say, so demonstrate kindness, respect, and responsibility.

  8. Encourage Independence: Foster independence by allowing children to make choices and learn from their mistakes. This builds their confidence and decision-making skills.

  9. Stay Positive: Maintain a positive attitude and focus on the good in your children. Positivity encourages a healthy, supportive environment where children can thrive.

  10. Express Love Frequently: Regularly express love and affection to your children. This creates a strong emotional bond and provides them with a foundation of security and self-worth.

Language English
ISBN-10 0007191413
ISBN-13 9780007191413
No of pages 112
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Published Date 16 Aug 2004

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Author : Spencer Johnson

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