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The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art
by Erica Curtis and Ping Ho
Ohio University Press, 2019
Paper: 978-0-8040-1215-7 | Cloth: 978-0-8040-1214-0 | eISBN: 978-0-8040-4098-3
Library of Congress Classification HQ755.8.C88 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.874

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2019 National Parenting Products Award Winner


Even the best talk-based practices in parenting can be limiting. How can art help parents temper storms of emotion, defuse sibling conflicts, get teeth brushed, and raise happy, successful kids? In The Innovative Parent, Erica Curtis and Ping Ho integrate cutting-edge research, years of clinical expertise, and their own parenting experience into a revolutionary yet practical guide to creative parenting. Plentiful illustrations and anecdotes bring concepts to life and show art in action with kids and parents.


Together, Curtis and Ho let parents in on art therapy trade secrets to help children make sense of emotions, build connections with others, develop problem-solving skills, resolve day-to-day conflicts, process and retain information, confront fears and anxiety, and much more. These are complex tasks for something as seemingly simple as making art, yet therein lies the beauty of The Innovative Parent: its down-to-earth approach is simple, doable, and fun.



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