ABCs for Rediscovering Family Connections: An Interactive Workbook for Caregivers is a down-to-earth book with prescriptive tools to guide caregivers in how to acknowledge what they are doing well and to consider other things they could do to be more intentional and child-centered in their parenting approach.
The spiral-bound book has a how-to-use guide information on more conscious parenting space for journaling and coloring pages where family members can have fun personalizing the illustrations.
"Parents keep this book where you can look at it daily. Study a new page each morning soaking in a few of these valuable thoughts and then enjoy the results of your growing family connections." -Jim Fay cofounder of the Love and Logic Institute Inc.
Betsy L. Stone lives in Harrisburg Pennsylvania with her partner of twenty-eight years and two cats. She graduated from Messiah College in 1986 with a BA in psychology and from Marywood University in 1999 with an MA in art therapy. She has worked in the mental health field for over twenty-five years specializing in treating children and families. As of July 2014 Betsy received confirmation for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC). She presently works at a local outpatient clinic in Harrisburg. This book is the first of many potential projects that will benefit both families and therapists.
"Ms. Stone has created a playful and yet insightful road map of positive parenting in this interactive workbook for caregivers. The daily tasks she assigns parents and nurturers of all kinds are lovingly connected to what she calls the ABCs of family connections. Stone provides gentle positive and common sense suggestions for interactions between children and caregivers that will no doubt have a profound impact on both." -Dr. Bruce L. Moon ATR-BC LPC HLM
"I heartily recommend the ABCs for Rediscovering Family Connections workbook for all families and professionals working with families! The pages provide a colorful and encouraging doorway into being deliberate in the care we take with our children. It is easy to be swept up in our busy lives morning noon and night with all that is asked of us. This workbook provides a pause to remember and cultivate what we most deeply wish to pass on to our children. Affirming them. Engaging in memory-making. Creating quality time. It even comes complete with coloring pages! Betsy Stone has created a gem of a book overflowing with easy-to-understand wisdom and delightful-to-digest pages. Fabulous! -Rachel Awes psychologist author art playgroundist and speaker at rachelawes.com
Parents keep this book where you can look at it daily. Study a new page each morning soaking in a few of these valuable thoughts and then enjoy the results of your growing family connections." -Jim Fay cofounder of the Love and Logic Institute Inc.
"Excellent Workbook! I could see this workbook in the hands of a skilled therapist being used to stimulate connection and conversation between parents and their children about many of the basics of life and relationships." -C. Wayne Jones Ph.D Center for Family Based Training and Bala Child & Family Associates
"Betsy Stone's book ABCs for Rediscovering Family Connections: An Interactive Workbook for Caregivers is a "must have" book for both caregivers and the professionals who help them. The suggested prescription tools for caregivers described in the book are both sophisticated and yet simple to apply. Many of these ideas and parent-child interactions have been proven to be empirically effective when used in my Family Therapy Model - Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy. You also will be amazed at their effectiveness." -Marion Lindblad-Goldberg Ph.D. Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center Director Clinical Professor of Psychology Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.