Books & Publications

To purchase books, make checks payable to: Connexions Press, 1 Old State Rd., Media, PA 19063
Questions? Email  blbettner@verizon.net

 

The Six Essential Pieces of the Parenting Puzzle
by Betty Lou Bettner
($10.00 -- add $3.00 postage for the 1st book, additional books are $1.50)

Testimonials:

"This book intrigued me. I love that it is designed to fill a void; to be a much needed tribute to the brilliant thinking and application of the phenomenal understanding and works of Adler and Dreikurs. In my humble opinion, you have accomplished that goal wonderfully well. I am eager to add it to my own library of favorite books. Thanks so much for this major contribution to the field of Adlerian studies, Betty Lou. It’s a treasure."

—Linda E. Jessup, R.N., M.P.H., F.N.P., founder of the Parent Encouragement Program in Maryland

"I recommend it highly."

— Richard E. Watts, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Counseling, Sam Houston State University Texas State University System Regents’ Professor

"This is a book every counselor and therapist should have handy to provide clients with a tested and true method for resolving problems in parent-child relations."

— James R. Bitter, Ph.D., Professor, East Tennessee State Univ., author, President of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology.

This book has been translated into Chinese.

     
 

The Creative Force
by Betty Lou Bettner
($12.00 -- add $3.00 postage for the 1st book, additional books are $1.50)

“This is a special book. . . must reading for parents and teachers.”—Jon Carlson, Psy.D., Ed.D., Distinguished Professor, Governors State University, University Park, IL.

“…bright little jewel…deceptively simple way of making “lifestyle” extremely understandable and accessible.”—Linda Jessup, founder of Parent Encouragement Program, Kensington, MD and co-author of Parenting with Courage (2011)

“The experience of reading this book was like peeping into the mind of a child…”—Brinda Jayaraman, Ph.D., co-founder of Chennai Counselors’ Foundation, Chennai, India.

The Creative Force is now translated into Hebrew, Chinese, German, Dutch, Greek, Romanian, Hungarian.

     
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Raising Kids Who Can
by Betty Lou Bettner & Amy Lew
($15.00 -- add $3.00 postage for the 1st book, additional books are $1.50)

“This book is a little gem that succeeds in a big way. Raising Kids Who Can lays out a readable, doable map for families (and teachers) seeking to develop structure and cooperation in a friendly atmosphere.” The Family Psychologist, American Psychological Association.

“Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew have created a fresh, insightful synthesis of strategies for becoming a more functional, responsible, and capable family…This is a book about family meetings, but it is also a book about the bigger picture that makes family meetings (and families) work…The book has a practical approach with a clear writing style.” -- Don Dinkmeyer, Jr., Ph.D., co-author of The New STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting), STEP/Teen,and Early Childhood STEP.

This book has been translated into Chinese, German, Lithuanian and Romanian.

     
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A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Motivating Children
by Amy Lew & Betty Lou Bettner

($10.00 -- add $3.00 postage for the 1st book, additional books are $1.50)

“This is a clear and concise guide for all parents. In a very practical way it helps the parents understand their child’s behavior and misbehavior. It is a very encouraging book. It is a great relief for someone to put into words the worries we all have as parents and to illustrate techniques that will help in the solution of everyday problems. It deals especially well with creating cooperation within families. I believe it could become your constant companion in the struggle that we all have in trying to bring up our children to be responsible, caring, and likable adults. Highly recommended.” -- Ruth Farrell, Parents’ Network of Ireland.

     
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Responsibility in the Classroom
by Amy Lew & Betty Lou Bettner
($8.00 -- add $3.00 postage for the 1st book, additional books are $1.50)

“In ‘Responsibility in the Classroom’ Amy Lew and Betty Lou Bettner present a theoretical construct and practical, accessible strategies and suggestions for developing caring, respectful relationships between teachers and students, and among students, and a cooperative classroom community. They provide a framework to help teachers understand children’s behavior and develop strategies for achieving the Crucial Cs: feeling connected, capable, and knowing that you count, and developing courage. -- Pamela Seigle, Reach Out to Schools, The Stone Center, Wellesley College

     
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CINDERELLA, THE SEQUEL (a fairy tale for adults!)
For any couple who needs help
by Amy Lew & Betty Lou Bettner
($12.00 -- add $3.00 postage for the 1st book, additional books are $1.50)

“When the fairy tale ends and real life begins’ is the subtitle of this enchanting and therapeutic tale. Lew and Bettner astutely realize that falling in love and getting married are only the first ‘comparatively easy’ steps in the process of building a lasting relationship. In Cinderella, the Sequel we see what happened between Cinderella and Prince Charming as they learned to live together and understand one another…Lew and Bettner make very helpful concrete suggestions appropriate for any couple who need help continuing to work on a relationship…This charming metaphor would be invaluable to…couples and individuals who struggle with relationships…” -- Terry Kottman, Ph.D. (author of Adlerian Play Therapy), The Family Journal, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.

This book has been translated into Chinese.

     
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Leader’s Guide for the Raising Kids Who Can Series, Parent Study Groups
by Betty Lou Bettner  & Amy Lew
($25.00 -- add $5.00 postage for the 1st book, additional books are $3.00)

This Guide is designed to help parent study group leaders, counselors, social workers and therapists teach the concepts and strategies outline in Raising Kids Who Can and A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Motivating Children.

 
     

Copyright (c) 2011 Betty Lou Bettner, Ph.D.