now and then a book comes along which combines wisdom, common
sense, and a touch of genius. Master Hafner has journalized
20-years experience working with children into this 'must
read' book for all parents. Get it!"
Founder and CEO, Educational Funding Company
excellent book for young people helping them to build
character and live healthy lives!... It's important that the
Martial Arts can give them these vitally important values."
DR. TERRENCE WEBSTER DOYLE
Founder, Martial Arts for Peace Association
Kids' makes me think 'IF'! IF I'd had this book ... while
raising Ron,... there's no question that my life would have
been more peaceful. No wonder that Keith's sons are where
they are today.... Congratulations on writing a book that
can change parents' thinking, and perhaps change millions
MASTER EDWARD B. SELL
Martial Arts Grand Master, Lakeland, FL
found [your] book highly enjoyable, and learned a number of
things which will help in my own parenting. ... The most important
thing that I took away from this book was that many of these
lessons are not only for the parent-child relationship, but
also for the husband-wife relationship."
UPCHURCH, JR., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Medical Center
tools! ... Should be required reading for every parent!"
Parent of three sons, Sacramento, CA
enjoyed the book very much. The concepts are common sense,...
but which are not often discussed. I'm looking forward to
applying them with our kids!"
Ann Arbor, MI
... I didn't need to read your bookI've met your kids!"
Martial Arts Grand Master
to read! I most like the exercises at the back of each chapter.
Usually we read and forget to work with our kids. This helps
to push us!"
very much liked reading this book. I also feel that parents
have 'passed on' their responsibilities to teachers and coaches.
This information has direct application to my life and my
child's ... as a single Mom raising an eight-year-old boy!"
Parent Denver, CO
book could equally be entitled 'How to Build Rock-Solid Parents.'
I think particularly of all the parents I know who are still
suffering from the lack of parenting skills in the households
they grew up in. Those parents especially would benefit from
this very clear presentation of basic steps to successful
parenting. I also think of what I know as an educator about
development of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Your book
addresses each of these domains of learning.... Clearly, this
book will benefit both kids and parents.... I know that I
will use many of these suggestions and exercises in my growth
as a parent...."
L. WARBER, M.D.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine Center
Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine
and I are honored to have had the chance to review this wonderful
book before it hits the 'Top-Ten, Best-Seller List'! I think
the world would be a much more positive, balanced, compassionate
place if every parent or parent-to-be could read the book
once a year, at least.... Thank you for writing your
... lessons and experiences down, and making them more accessible
to all those out there wanting to be the best parents they
can be. It is a nice workbook, a good refresher, a reference
book, and an inspirational boost."
& MARIE SLOTTOW
Parents of three, Ann Arbor, MI
Kids' is the ultimate 'self help' book! It reminds us that
we have all the tools we need to raise happy, healthy kids,
right at our own fingertips. Self-control, Respect, Honesty
the ideas in the book are so familiar, yet so many
people have lost sight of them.... What I like most about
your book is that it provides the means for us to do something!...
This is an interactive book that gives direction for real
action. Your charts at the end of each chapter are an incredibly
effective way to encourage your readers to get involved....
Something else I like about your book is the potential benefit to both the kids AND the adults.... It is in this way that the book is more than a guide on 'How to Build Rock-Solid Kids'; it is also a guide
for your adult readers to regain 'Rock-Solid' values...."
PROFESSOR ELLEN LYNCH
Eastern Michigan University School of Business
an educator, I have found 'How to Build Rock-Solid Kids' a
good 'how to' for parents and teachers. I found the text an
easy read and to the point. I especially liked your
common sense approach to child development techniques. It
is a must read for anyone that is put in a position of child
Martial Arts Master, Hendersonville, TN
an important book! I like the common language and straightforward
approach. It is a practical how-to book that should benefit
any parent that picks it up, reads it, and applies it. I know
I have already benefited ... and so has Emma, my daughter!"
CHERYL BYRNE, PH.D.
President, Gatepower Business Communications
President, Educational Funding Co., Washington D.C.
book is awesome! Everything that I instinctively know and
everything I have learned as a parent and teacher is in this
book. I have already put the strategies to work with my two-year-old
and my five-year-old!"
Martial Arts Master, parent of two
it comes to raising kids, I've never seen such an uncommon
display of common sense."
Father of six, grandfather of four, UT
book] focused on many important points that most of us well-meaning
parents overlook. With the changes in society and the many
so-called 'New' ways to raise children, it's good to read
something that gets back to the values that we all should
be instilling in our children.... The exercises at the end
of each chapter are quite mentally challenging. In many instances
it helped inform you not what you are doing wrong, but possibly
how you can do it better.... I would highly recommend Master
Hafner's book to anyone involved with children...."
DR. WILLIAM D. RILEY
Ann Arbor, MI
Your concise format will be well received in this busy world.
Its straightforward, no-nonsense approach offers parents a
good 'rule of thumb' or map to guide. The clear journal-keeping
format provides step-by-step progression, as well as an opportunity
to review what has or what's not worked. You have offered
words of wisdom and support to families. This book is a valuable
tool to strengthen minds and bodies."
Parent, school principal, Ann Arbor, MI
been practitioners, students and instructors in the Martial
Arts for nearly 30 years, my wife Bronia and I absolutely
agree: This book is a jewel! Not only does it ... reach the
parents of Karate students, but it ... [also] touches the
minds of 'KIDS.' The fashion in which it was authored establishes
and contributes to the positive development of 'mature kids.'"
BOB & BRONIA SMITH
Ann Arbor, MI
... A challenging book to help a parent raise children to
become all that they were meant to be. Keith Hafner's 'kidology'
book can replace the need for all of the other '-ologies' that
trap parents into thinking their child needs to visit one
of the '-ologists' for help. Parents can use these forgotten
skills to help bring their children through the different
phases of their lives.... Thanks, Keith, for presenting a
Masterpiece that will develop a child in Body, Soul and Spirit."
REVEREND EDWIN ELIASON
Ann Arbor, MI
constantly hear young parents say, 'Well, there are no courses
to tell you how to raise children. You just have to learn
as you go.' Well, finally you have given them a hand. It is
an excellent reference book for any parent who is concerned
about the physical, mental and spiritual growth of the children.
Teachers, parents and coaches, and anyone else involved in
raising youngsters will greatly benefit from your insight."
Kung Fu Master, Black Belt Hall of Fame Member,
Parent of two, Washington D.C.
an educator and parent, I found 'How to Build Rock-Solid Kids'
to be an invaluable guide to parenting and teaching. It is
a 'toolbox for building strong, self-confident, and competent
Educator, parent, MI
the past 25 years, I've taught thousands of kids, and have
always tried to make a difference in their lives. This book
is an easy-to-read manual that will help to influence a child's
attitude, behavior and character. A 'must read' for parents,
teachers and coaches!"
Martial Arts Master, FL
youth today are overwhelmed with television, video games and
computers. Keith Hafner's book, 'How to Build Rock-Solid Kids,'
gives parents and teachers hope ... and a format to teach
kids in a powerful, positive way."
Martial Arts Grand Master, NY
to Build Rock-Solid Kids' is a 'hands on' tool that parents,
teachers, coaches and educators will find easy to read and
implement. It is a logical, step-by-step guide that will improve
the attitude, spirit and well-being of not only the child
but everyone that is involved with that child's daily life."
Martial Arts Master, NY
it comes to generating results in the lives of children, Keith
Hafner is a proven authority. With decades of experience and
thousands of graduates, Keith has the knowledge it takes to
create a wonderful program for guiding children to the success
that is the potential within every child."
STEPHEN K. HAYES
Ninjitsu Grand Master, Black Belt Hall of Fame
25 years teaching children it's exciting to finally
discover a book that combines the scientific with the practical....
I ... plan to recommend the action formulas to every parent
I know. The contents are simple without being simplistic,
and powerful while being easy to apply."
parent who wants to successfully instill in their children
a strong foundation of key life skills should read Master
Hafner's book! These life skills are vital to ... success....
It is a 'must read' for parents trying to raise good kids...."
of the unhealthy way my parents raised me, I've read just
about every book, listened to just about every tape program,
and attended several classes and seminars on how to be a great
parent. I felt like I had a pretty good handle on how to raise
my kids. I was hesitant to invest the time to go through your
book. But as I began to read it, I was beginning to feel a
recommitment growing inside of me to not only be a
great dad, but on how to raise my kids so they can be confident....
Your book gave me the insights and tools I needed to take
my parenting beyond just being a great dad.... So I thank
you, Master Hafner, for inspiring me to dig a little deeper,
be a little better, and to raise my standards higher. I highly
recommend that all parents get their hands on a copy of this
book. Whether you think you're a great parent or you think
you need some work, this is the finest book on the subject
BRIAN K. VOILES
Father of four, UT