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Raising Everyday Heroes

Raising Everyday Heroes

Parenting Children To Be Self-Reliant

Living in a culture saturated with media messages focused on fame, wealth, and beauty, it’s easy for today’s youth to rely on these external messages for guidance. As parents and role models, our natural instinct is to protect and shield our youth from these negative messages and attitudes. Unfortunately, this mode of thinking has encouraged the growing epidemic of youth helplessness. In Raising Everyday Heroes, award-winning author Dr. Elisa Medhus tackles this growing social phenomenon and inspires parents to raise tomorrow’s everyday heroes.

With its blend of humor and practical guidance, Raising Everyday Heroes
  • Redefines heroism
  • Recognizes the inner hero and potential greatness in all children
  • Empowers parents to raise heroic children
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  • Atria Books/Beyond Words | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781582700960 | 
  • August 2003
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About the Author

Elisa Medhus M.D.
Photograph by Michael Carr Photography

Elisa Medhus M.D.

Dr. Elisa Medhus is the author of Raising Children Who Think for Themselves, which won the 2002 Parents Choice Award, the 2002 National Parenting Publications Award, and the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, as well as Hearing Is Believing (New World Library, 2004). A mother of five, Dr. Medhus lives in Houston, Texas, where she built and operated a successful private medical practice for thirteen years. As founder and president of the Medhus Youth Organization, Dr. Medhus has further dedicated herself to transforming our society to a responsible, self directed one.

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