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Raising Kids: Your Essential Guide to Everyday Parenting

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In Raising Kids, family therapist and parent educator Sheri Glucoft Wong and Silicon Valley private school head Olaf Jorgenson team up to deliver a down-to-earth guide to parenting that is as encouraging as it is illuminating.

With its easy-to-grasp language and tools, Raising Kids is there for you, from managing family routines, screen time, and homework, to supporting friendships, self-esteem, and resilience. You’ll find out how being “on your spot” leads to fewer conflicts and replaces threats, nagging, and punishment with clear, effective messages that make sense to your kids. Purchase your copy today! logo
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The authors focus on everyday parenting because how we relate to our children day-to-day forms their sense of themselves, their connection to us, and their ways of being in the world. No interaction we have with our kids is too small to strengthen our bond with them, impart our values, build their confidence, and to demonstrate communicating, relating, and caring. You’ll learn how to be on your kids’ side and get them on yours as you navigate daily life.

Thousands of parents with toddlers through adolescents have benefited from the wisdom and reassurance that is now available in this straightforward guide. Along with offering approaches to address the challenges, Raising Kids shows you how to build on what you’re already doing well to maximize the good times in your family life today and in the years ahead.

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Cougar Byte Podcast, Raising Kids

In this Cougar Byte Podcast, Sheri and Ole discuss how their book, Raising Kids, will help parents navigate both common and nuanced situations with their children, why they focused on "everyday parenting" for their book, and more. Raising Kids distills a wealth of parenting experience from Sheri's long-time family therapy practice and Dr. Jorgenson's many decades in education.  

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Greater Good Magazine Interview

Read Diana Divecha's interview in Greater Good Magazine entitled "How to Communicate Better and Fight Less With Your Kids" where she talked with Sheri about how parents can be clear on their parenting decisions and also stay attuned to their children’s perspective and needs. 

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Latest Reviews

“Using powerful yet simple principles, Raising Kids offers clear, unambivalent strategies that get results in the moment. This book is a must-have for parents.”
—Petra H. Steinbuchel, MD, Psychiatrist and Director, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Portal
“Raising Kids provides the rationale as well as the language to use to support children through everyday difficulties, informed by decades of work with children and families in clinical practice and in schools.”
—Diana Divecha, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center
“As a physician, I know Raising Kids will enter my must-have parenting resources not only because of its accessible ‘how-to’ approach, but also because it addresses ‘why.’ The authors show you how to get on the same side as your kids, and gain tools for getting back on track when you find yourself struggling.”
 —Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD, MPH, former Medical Director and Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford Medicine

Publisher of Raising Kids, BenBella Books, is a publishing boutique that aims to be the publisher of choice for a select group of authors who value personal attention, a partnership philosophy, flexibility and a creative approach to marketing.