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Robert Ward's third book published by Rowman and Littlefield,

A Teacher's Inside Advice to Parents:

How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning

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Rewarding Education

Robert Ward: teacher, author, educational consultant

Maximize your child’s potential in ways that extend beyond academics alone.

Gain a clearer, more cohesive relationship with their teachers.


A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents: How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning explains how to support and inspire all kids towards success and satisfaction. When parents and teachers share common goals and methods to meet a child’s essential needs, this wraparound effect flows seamlessly from home to school and back again. This affirming, practical parenting approach provides expert insight for connecting with the classroom and influencing your child in four fundamental aspects: 


Leadership supplies the appropriate guidelines and routines your child requires in order to feel a soothing sense of security, structure, and stability.


Love offers the attention, encouragement, and acceptance that create a strong bond of trust and open communication between you and your child.


Laughter adds the joy, excitement, and adventure that embolden and assist in your child’s personal exploration of creativity, purpose, and direction.


Learning develops and reinforces your child’s knowledge, wisdom, and skills vital for a contributing, self-sufficient life.


The Four Ls of Parenting directly lead to the cooperation, confidence, contentment, and capabilities parents and teachers both strive to foster in every child—all accomplished with increased efficacy and delight while nurturing and educating the kids they care about so deeply.



















By reading A Teacher’s Inside Advice to Parents: How Children Thrive with Leadership, Love, Laughter, and Learning, parents become an ally in their child’s education and reap the following benefits:

Acquire a renewed parental confidence, enthusiasm, and efficacy. In a conversational, straightforward style that addresses both the opportunities to be seized and the challenges faced by parents, children, and teacher’s today, this book offers sensible solutions all parents can begin using immediately and that work with every child.

Gain a deeper perspective about your child’s essential needs.Discover what your child fundamentally requires from you, as well as what you need from them, so your relationship can flourish. Explained with passion and poignancy, the philosophy of the Four Fs of Parenting is universal and easily adaptable to all families.

Learn from a current teacher exactly what your child needs in every classroom, as well as what their teachers need from your child in return. The partnership between teacher and student functions optimally and its rewards increase exponentially when each side contributes equally and essentially.

Stay on top of what is really going on at school. Menus of indispensable questions allow you to find out everything you need to know about your child’s teachers. Also discover precisely what your child is doing to get the most out of their school experience—all from the privacy of your own home and in a positive way both you and your child will benefit from and enjoy!

Effectively interact with your child’s teachers. Learn how to diffuse common conflicts between parents and teachers, as well as how to make the most out of parent-teacher conferences. A list of questions parents can ask any teacher helps target your needs so you receive the information, advice, and explanations necessary to be an equal partner in your child’s education.   


Discover the power of parental self-reflection. Another extensive list of elemental questions allows you to focus, refine, and improve the personal ways you provide leadership, love, laughter, and learning that work best for your child.

Influence positive, productive change in your child’s attitude and actions. Through your leadership, you will engender respect, cooperation, and self-control in your child. The proper assertion of your authority as the adult in charge will also develop their responsible choices to keep them safe and trustworthy.

Grow closer to your child. Through your loving, nurturing relationship, you will foster the self-assurance and sense of belonging that support your child throughout their life.

Galvanize active family involvement and rally eager participation. By providing laughter, you will inspire your child to explore their individual interests, pursue their passions, and develop their talents in order to find self-fulfillment.

Empower and embolden progressive academic growth in your child.By providing and supporting learning, you will expand and reinforce core competencies in your child so they possess the self-efficacy to feel useful, essential, and accomplished. This book has it all because all children need it all.