|About the book|
'How is it they can get the most feared predator in the ocean to urinate on cue, and we can't get our son to stand up and pee into the toilet''
Amy Sheldrake's new job at Aqua World, a fictitious marine park in Key West, is one of learning the ropes to become a trainer of killer whales. As the working mother of two-year-old Josh, she is likewise challenged on the home front. Readers of Amy's story share her discovery of how the philosophy of Whale Done animal training can be put into practice in her job as a parent.
Once Amy and her husband Matt get the hang of the Whale Done principles, they're able to bring them to bear on bedtime routines, dealing with tantrums, introducing new foods, teaching Josh to share, avoiding overuse of the word No, learning to care for a pet, and instituting time-outs.
Whale Done is much more than a set of techniques; it is a way of looking at people and seeing the best that is in them. Great leaders, saints and sages have developed this skill. Since most of us parents are less advanced than those paragons, we need a primer for how to bring out the best in our children.
|About the author|
Ken Blanchard has had an extraordinary impact on the day-to-day management of millions of people and companies. He is the author of several bestselling books, including the blockbuster international bestseller The One Minute Manager' In 2005 Ken was inducted into Amazon's Hall of Fame as #15 of the top 25 bestselling authors of all time. Ken lives, live in San Diego.
Thad Lacinak has more than 29 years of marine mammal training and management experience and is currently Vice President and Corporate Curator for one of America's foremost marine parks. Thad is cofounder of Behavior International, a company dedicated to teaching proactive positive reinforcement techniques to the public. Thad lives in Orlando, Florida.
Chuck Tompkins is Vice President of Animal Training at SeaWorld Orlando. Chuck is a dynamic motivational speaker who shares his 25 years of personal experience training killer whales and tells audiences how those same techniques apply to motivating people. Chuck lives in Orlando, Florida.
Jim Ballard has written a number of inspirational books, including Mind Like Water and What's the Rush' He has coauthored several popular books along with bestselling business guru Ken Blanchard. Teachings of the world renown author and yogi Paramahansa Yogananda inspired Jim to write this wave fable. Jim lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.