Hyde School Founder Joseph Gauld announces his new book, What Kids Want – and Need – From Parents: How to Bond With and Mentor Children. In this, Gauld’s fourth book, he outlines a powerful parenting process that has proven to inspire thousands of families. Published by Argo Navis, the book was released on October 10 and is available on the Hyde website, Amazon, and other national outlets.
Gauld’s work is founded in the belief that the deepest motivation in children compels them to bond with parents who serve as mentors and who work with their children to prepare them for life. Many parents today, failing to understand this, become unwittingly sidetracked by well-intentioned concerns like self-esteem, achievement and family harmony. While they may develop good relationships with their children, they fail to experience the rich mentorship and bonding that nature intended.
“…the deepest motivation in children compels them to bond with parents who serve as mentors and who work with their children to prepare them for life.”
These issues, and the public’s interest in the topic, are evidenced by the incredible success of Paul Tough’s book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character. The book’s popularity reveals America’s recognition of the need for character development, both at home and at school. However David Brooks’ recent New York Times article, “The Psych Approach,” commenting on Tough’s book, focused on the need to bring the problems of home and school together, thus unknowingly making the case for Hyde Schools and Gauld’s new book.
What Kids Want—and Need—From Parents: How to Bond with and Mentor Children outlines the powerful parenting process that thousands of families have successfully undertaken who have had their children attend a Hyde school. This book provides parents with the tools to facilitate that transformative experience. The process is not easy, but it’s never too late.
A teacher for almost six decades, Gauld served as headmaster of the initial Hyde-Bath School and later established the Hyde Foundation in order to provide students and families around the country with Hyde concepts. His motivation to found public schools where attitude, effort, and who you are matters more than what you can do sprung from what he believed was the failure of the educational system to develop the deeper potentials and character of students in effectively preparing them for life. Read his bio.
To learn more about Joseph Gauld’s new book, What Kids Want—and Need—From Parents: How to Bond with and Mentor Children, contact Kate Phenix at 207-443-7105. You may also order it online in the Hyde Gear store.