My Book

Tolstoy famously wrote “Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in it’s own way.” I have written a book that reviews the top ten  parenting strategies for realizing the truth of Tolstoy’s quote; in reviewing the specific steps for using these strategies I also endeavor to make you laugh, to move you and to be sensitive to your hectic lifestyle.

coverart 3awardsbThe title is Working Parents, Thriving Families: 10 Strategies that Make a Difference. To order the book click here.

Something seems to be working as my book has won three national awards (pictured to the left).

The following are excerpts from a portion of the reviews:

Better than David Letterman’s Top 10 List. Dr. Palmiter provides his Top 10 List of clinically based strategies for effective parenting with warmth, wit, wisdom and practical tips.  Destine to become a go-to book for caring, busy and confused parents for years to come.

Michele Novotni, Ph.D., Author, What Does Everybody Else Know that I Don’t?

The new, must-have handbook for the modern family!  Get ready to chuckle at the familiar challenges facing “lunatic” moms and dads.  Thank you, Dr. Palmiter, for showing us how busy parents can become better parents!”

Mindi Ramsey, Morning News Anchor, WNEP-TV

A new kind of self help book for parents that offers 10 Strategies for effective parenting, which actually rely on scientifically based research to guide and empower parents. What’s also fresh and exciting is the humorous and respectful approach taken towards parents. A wonderful, warm and witty must read for all fathers, mothers and anyone who loves kids!

Nancy Molitor, Ph.D., President, Division of Independent Practice, American Psychological Association

Dr. Palmiter’s book is perfect for busy parents who want tips on efficient and effective parenting. Not just another parenting book. This book by Dr. Palmiter offers parents clear, specific and practical strategies that are based on research.

Mary K. Alvord, Ph.D., Co-author, Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation.

Dr. David Palmiter is a highly regarded scholar and leading authority on some of the most important issues of our lives. This book reflects that expertise and provides crucial insights for today’s over-stressed families – news you can use!

Nancy Doyle Palmer, Journalist and Huffington Post Blogger

The wisdom, tips and advice Dr Palmiter offers in this book proves that he truly understands the lives of families today. Working Parents, Thriving Families is a book I will recommend (and read!) often.

Stephanie S. Smith, Psy.D., Public Education Coordinator for Colorado, American Psychological Association

David Palmiter shares practical pearls and humor with parents striving to do well. Any parent would be fortunate indeed to discover this book and use these ideas.

Paul Kettlewell, Ph.D., Chief, Pediatric Psychology, Geisinger Medical Center

This is a book that is full of gems that are the product of a gifted clinician, successful parent, and disciplined scholar who brings together practical problems of parents with the best science.  I cannot imagine a parent reading this who will not find many useful ideas to consider in promoting health and well being for their families.

Ed O’Brien, Ph.D., Co-Author, Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory

The introduction to this book notes that new pressures, such as the hurried life style or introduction of new forms of media, require adjustments in parenting. Dr. Palmiter summarizes contemporary science into 10 value-based strategies designed to ease the burden of parenting (and increase its joys). It is filled with examples that touch the heart of the parenting experience.

Samuel Knapp, Ed.D., Co-Author, Practical Ethics for Psychologists: A Positive Approach

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