Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids

Paul Axtell

About The Author

Paul Axtell provides consulting and personal effectiveness training to a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 100 companies and universities to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. A large focus of his work is how to run effective meetings—to turn them from dreaded calendar items into vital, productive sessions with measurable results.

Paul has an engineering degree from South Dakota School of Mines and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He has fifteen years of experience in manufacturing, engineering, and management. For the last twenty years, Paul’s focus has been devoted to designing and leading programs that enhance individual and group performance within large organizations.

He is the author of two award-winning books: Meetings Matter: 8 Powerful Strategies for Remarkable Conversations, acclaimed Best Business Book in four different national book award programs, and Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids: Creating the Relationship You Want with the Most Important People in Your Life, which applies the concepts of his work to the special relationships between parents and children of all ages. Named Best Parenting Book of 2012, it has been translated into Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, French, and Spanish.

He has written Being Remarkable, a powerful collection of advice about work and life gleaned from more than 30 years of working with his clients. He has expanded its reach with the Being Remarkable Series, designed to be used by HR departments in developing their employees at all levels of the organization.

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Creating the Relationship You Want with the Most Important People in Your Life

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Don’t you wish newborns came with an instruction manual? Well, this book guides you through one aspect of raising your kids: creating wonderful, lasting relationships through conversation.
And if your relationship is special, they might still be talking to you when they’re teenagers! With a good relationship, you have more potential to influence your kids and teach them how to be confident, happy, effective adults.

“The key to having great relationships—whether in the workplace or at home—is paying attention to your conversations,” says Paul Axtell. “I’ve taught corporate executives, university deans, elementary school teachers, and assembly line workers how to look at their conversations in a new light. In this book, I’m shining that light on family relationships.”

Named Best Parenting Book of 2012, Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids empowers parents to be more conscious of what they say and how they speak to their kids. It provides simple, straightforward ideas for making deeper, more meaningful connections that will last forever.
It’s never too late to work on creating great relationships with your kids—or anyone you care about in your life. This book’s wisdom extends far beyond parenting.
“Your words and conversations create your reality, your future, and your relationships. What you talk about—or don’t talk about—defines your relationship.... The primary conversations that surround your children are your conversations—both with them directly and with others while your children are present.
“And those are the conversations you have the power to change.”
excerpt from 
Ten Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids 
by Paul Axtell