In this book parents will discover how they can more effectively raise their child by applying positive motivation and encouraging self-respect and optimism in their children.

Besides its solid anthropological and pedagogical foundations, the book is also based on numerous empirical studies conducted at institutions and companies that endeavour to achieve holistic excellence.

Each chapter of this very practical book presents a holistic plan of action that everybody can adapt to their own situation and that provides for concrete and effective application of acquired knowledge in an effort to help our children become better persons and achieve their full potential.

In this book David Isaacs, one of the leading experts in the field of education, offers essential reading for parents and teachers in the raising and holistic development of a child. Basing the book on the insights of developmental psychology and universal human values, the author offers the reader twenty-four key human virtues with the adoption of which the child matures and builds its own personality.

Loyalty, generosity, obedience, justice, responsibility, simplicity, diligence, honesty, courage, optimism and patriotism are just some of the wide range of virtues for the adoption and teaching of which Professor Isaacs provides guidance and interpretation imbued with concrete life examples.

Taking into account physical, emotional, spiritual and mental development as well as giving a clear and interesting explanation of each individual virtue, the author singles out the positive and the key elements of character building from the complex process of education, while putting emphasis on moral virtues. Providing general guidelines on the basis of concrete examples, he also leaves enough freedom for the adoption and implementation one's own individual criteria in raising and educating children with regard to a specific child's personality and the life situation of each family.

The pursuit of happiness remains the permanent desire or every man and woman. Love has always been an inexhaustible source of happiness, and marriage is a privileged place where we can find and experience love. Our chief mission is to discover the boundless opportunities for happiness in the marital relationship and learn how to overcome difficulties and obstacles that may appear.

On the pages of this book readers will certainly recognise some of the situations in which they have found or currently find themselves in, and concrete proposals and ideas on how to better conceive your marriage and make it a true source of happiness.

This book will also be of help to all those who work in the field of marriage counselling as it has grown out the author's wealth of professional experience.

We are all born with the special features of our own personality. We do not learn or choose these characteristics; they are part of the way we are made. While still in our mother's womb, God not only shapes our body, he also gives us the temperament that throughout our lives affects our understanding of things, leads us to certain choices and moods and serves as the foundation of our moral and spiritual life.

The ancient philosophers distinguished four basic temperaments – choleric, melancholic, sanguine and phlegmatic – these four temperaments have been used for centuries in the understanding of human nature. Within Catholic spirituality the understanding of temperament also has a long tradition. This unique book offers a new and very useful look at the classic key to understanding human personality.

In this book experienced marriage and family counsellor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an easily understandable synthesis of classical wisdom, modern psychology and Catholic spirituality, enabling an easier understanding of one's own temperament and what it means in everyday life.

Using knowledge gleaned over decades of study, spiritual life and therapeutic practice, Art and Laraine show how it is possible to recognise one's temperament and use it to achieve a fulfilling life and become a devoted spouse, a successful parent, a good friend and to more intensely live a spiritual life.

In addition to answering the question "what is temperament?" and offering quick self-testing formulas, this book helps us better understand temperament and the impact it has on spiritual life, but also suggests ways to motivate yourself and others.