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Title: Wommack’s The Art of Parenting : Lessons from Parents & Mentors of Extraordinary Americans  
Author: Wommack, David
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Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Education, Parenting
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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.

Summary
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.

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


 

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