"Many parents I meet", says John Croyle, "feel discouraged and defeated in their relationships with their children. They want to be good parents, but they don't know where to find that 'something extra' within. This book is meant to give you some positive principles that will help you find that. Then you in turn can bring out the winner in your child".
Since 1974 John Croyle has been "Dad" to more than 1,300 children. As founder of Big Oak Ranch, a "home" for children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, he has offered children from ages six to twenty-one a refuge and a natural, loving environment for healing and growth.
Bringing Out the Winner in Your Child draws on Croyle's experiences with these children. A practical guide to raising children, it offers lessons such as "Children Listen with Their Eyes", "Children and Adults Speak Different Languages", "How to Set Realistic Boundaries", and "How to Discipline with Love and Not with Anger".
In this book parents or other nurturers will find insights, solutions, and wisdom from someone who has seen and heard it all. Here also is an inspiring story of a man who gave up his opportunity to play football in the NFL and who persuaded others of his vision for a place where children could be loved unconditionally.