Family life can be like a road trip—filled with unpredictable challenges, problems, and situations that try your patience. While no family is perfect, do you ever wonder how some families seem to more effectively manage the challenges than others? Are there really secrets to how to do this thing called "parenting"? In fact, there are. International speaker, educator, father, and husband Brad Wilcox and co-author Jerrick Robbins share 18 of the most overlooked parenting principles that help families succeed, from the value of work to the importance of honesty to managing pressure and stress to finding humor in the most difficult situations. The Best-Kept Secrets of Parenting is not like other parenting books. It's a clear guide to values and principles that really work—if you apply them in your family. The honest, heartwarming, and personal experiences shared as "secrets" will truly make the difference in your family.
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"A must read for anyone who cares about putting family first!"
—Sean Covey, author of the international best seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
"This book is packed with real world experiences and heartwarming stories that will help your family envision a happier tomorrow."
—Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series
Brad Wilcox is an Associate Professor at Brigham Young University where he also works with such programs as Especially for Youth and Campus Education Week. He grew up in Ethiopia, Africa, and has also lived with his family in New Zealand and Chile. He is the best-selling author of many books including Tips for Tackling Teenage Troubles and Straight Talk for Parents: What Teenagers Wish They Could Tell You. His children's picture book, Hip, Hip, Hooray for Annie McRae! was a top finalist for the Children's Choice Awards. He is a popular speaker and has presented throughout the country and internationally. - Jerrick Robbins is the oldest of seven children and has his fair share of experiences that taught him the importance of strengthening the family. He has seen firsthand how families can grow closer together through enduring hardships. He treasures every opportunity to share the lessons he learned growing up with others. His short story, “It’s OK to Cry,” was published in Lessons from My Parents: 100 Shared Moments that Changed Our Lives. He is the co-author of The Best-Kept Secrets of Parenting: 18 Principles that Can Change Everything. -