Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, FAAP, FSAHM
Pediatrician Ken Ginsburg has been guiding parents for many years, and now his teenage daughters, Talia and Ilana, have joined him in writing Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust.
Offering essential tips on fostering resilience, this book helps parents understand how they can balance unconditional love and still set high expectations for their children, as well as recognize when to set boundaries and when to get out of kids’ ways so they can learn lessons firsthand.
This book will help parents
• Raise kids who will succeed now and far into the future.
• Understand why helicopter or "tiger" parenting undermines successful development.
• Be a stable beacon their children will turn to for guidance and self measurement.
• Build the kind of relationship they hope to have with their child.
• Reduce their children's anxiety (and their own!) as they venture out into the world of adulthood.
Combining Dr. Ginsburg’s breadth of experience with the perspective of his daughters and more than 500 adolescents who participated in the youth view chapters, Raising Kids to Thrive offers a fresh take on how to successfully parent teens in today’s complicated world.
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, FAAP, FSAHM
Dr. Ken Ginsburg practices Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has worked with youth enduring homelessness for over 30 years and directs Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania. His focus is on supporting adults to be the kind of people young people deserve in their lives. He is the Founding Director of The Center for Parent and Teen Communication, which empowers parents with the strategies and skill-sets that will strengthen their family connections and position them to guide their teens to become their best selves. His books include Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings and Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust.
"Have you ever heard of 'lighthouse parenting'? If not, it's about to change your world . . ."
". . . eloquent, insightful, and compassionate . . . the views of both parents and teens are artfully woven into a narrative that models collaboration and mutual respect . . . Ginsburg is unmatched in his ability to synthesize the latest research and drill down to the core essentials of any parenting issue."
—Lonnie Stonitsch, Exec. Director, Family Action Network
" . . . what you'll learn reads like poetry, and the threads of advice and woven-in quotations from teens make fair parenting with thoughtful love feel very possible. . . Dr Ginsburg's approach blended with science, anecdotes, and expertise from all angles can help us parent with the love we want while providing the protection we know is essential.”
—Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP, Author, Mama Doc Medicine
"Wading through conflicting "expert" parenting advice is challenging. Applying that knowledge for your own family in real time can be downright overwhelming . . .We can always count on Dr Ginsburg to translate the best of research and practice into language we can understand and to coach us on structured strategies we can use at home . . . what takes this book to the next level is the richness of the youth voices included in these pages. . . Dr Ken's books are required reading for parents in our practice.”
—Susan Sugerman, MD, MPH, Girls to Women Health and Wellness, Dallas, TX
" . . . Dr Ginsburg masterfully synthesizes 2 decades of research on best practices with suggestions on how parents can creatively apply these principles to help their kids make real-life decisions in real time. . . Perhaps what I like best is that he wrote this book with his 2 teenaged daughters, Ilana and Talia. Their perspective, and that gleaned from interviews of more than 500 diverse young people across the country, is infused throughout . . . listening to other people's children is a great starting point for really hearing our own.”
—Martie Bernicker, Executive Director, SpeakUp!
"America's favorite pediatrician, colleague, and expert on resilience is thankfully back. Ginsburg reminds us once again that the sine qua non of effective parenting is unconditional love and high expectations...Here he synthesizes research with practical expert-driven advice and weaves it together with the views from more than 500 youth to help us learn how to apply these foundational principles in our complicated world . . ."
—Madeline Levine, PhD; Author, The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well