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Using Your Values
by Harriet Heath, Ph.D.

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Experts shouldn't dictate your family values
"Can-do" and "Hands-on" are more than cliches with Harriet Health

Honesty most important value say American Parents
What are your values?

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Harriet Heath

About Harriet Heath, Ph.D.

Who IS Harriet Heath?

A person who believes that parents . . .

  • Teach values by how they respond to everyday events.
  • Are rearing children to survive in a world very different from the one they grew up in.

An innovator who . . .

  • Finds unusual ways to teach parenting. Currently, she is developing a program for teen moms that incorporates child development information and parenting skills in the material they use to prepare for the GED exam.
  • Created a book which helps parent use their own values to guide their parenting decisions all day, every day. The book, Using Your Values to Raise Your Child to Be an Adult You Admire, also explains how developmental stages, learning styles, and temperament patterns all impact how children learn values.

A Parent Educator who . . .

  • Has taught parenting on four continents, bringing material to a wide variety of parents, from non-readers to Ph.D.'s. Among the places are Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Russia, India, the Alaskan Bush and inner cities in the United States.
  • Provides workshops and training for diverse groups such as the parents at a children's hospitals, Catholic schools of Chicago, Quakers, social workers providing services to Eskimos, and the National Council on Family Relations. The most unlikely classroom she has used was a bar, where pregnant and nursing mothers met when the scheduled room was locked.
  • Integrates values and parenting. She provides workshops for Quaker Monthly and Yearly Meetings on how to integrate Quaker values into family life. She also trains people to lead groups and wrote the "Parent's Corner" for the Friends Journal for many years.

A remarkable woman who . . .

  • Homesteaded on the coast of Maine starting while pregnant with her first child. The first year, she and her husband lived in a tent while they built the out house and cleared the road, stump by stump and rock by rock. Now the place is luxurious with flush johns and computers.
  • Explored the Amazon jungle with her younger daughter and her husband who were in the Peace Corps. This adventure provided a chance to see how jungle parents cared for their children. On another trip she welcomed her first grandson, who was born in a jungle hospital.
  • Mother of three, grandmother of eight, and wife to Douglas.