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Whether you're a parent, teacher, grandparent, camp counselor, or school volunteer, you will find practical, down-to-earth ideas for creating remarkable relationships with the children in your life. Paul Axtell has spent twenty-five years helping individuals in enhance their personal effectiveness by changing the way they look at relationships and conversation. In this book, he applies that wisdom to navigating life as a parent. This book will help you think about your conversations in a new light and guide you toward deeper, more meaningful connections. Father to two wonderful adults and grandfather to thirteen children in his blended family, he knows it's never too late to work on creating great relationships. "This book should come with every newborn. The new parents would be grateful and so would their children." Donna Hughes, retired teacher, Davenport, IA "I've worked with Paul Axtell in the corporate environment and watched some of these same principles strengthen relationships in the workplace. As a father of three teen-aged daughters, I am thrilled to see him extend this work to the family. Read the book. You'll see powerful and immediate results!" Phil Eckman, President & CEO, Transamerica Retirement Management "Ten Powerful Things not only creates great relationships with kids, it will create great kids." Elle Allison, author of What Wise People Do and Renewal Coaching "Teachers how would you like to instill in your students the skills necessary for success in this ever-changing world? Paul Axtell has captured the essence of how you can apply conversational strategies to developing thoughtful, confident children. This is a must read for teachers!" Lori Fanello, Regional Superintendent, Boone/Winnebago Counties Illinois Paul Axtell provides consulting, coaching, and conversational skills training to a wide variety of ?clients, from Fortune 500 companies and universities to nonprofit organizations and government agencies.