Building Better Humans

The Book You Wish Your Parents Had!

Raising kids in today’s world is no easy task. David and Lisa Davoust know from experience. Parents of three children, they’ve been there--on the front lines of parenting. Like you, the authors have faced sleep-resistant newborns, tantrum prone toddlers and freedom-craving teens. 

A key to their success (and sanity)? David and Lisa keep their focus on one goal: raise up kids to become positive members of society. They parent to build better humans.  Building Better Humans is a parenting book that provides real help for parents--from cradle to college. This practical parenting guide begins by defining your role as a parent and then with insight and humor shares tips to be the best parent you can be.  

12 Practical Parenting Principles to Build a Better Human

Grounded in 12 solid, proven principles for parenting, Building Better Humans guides you
through the expected and unexpected challenges of parenting, including:

  • Communication:  How do I get my child to talk to me?
  • Love, Sex & Marriage:  How do I navigate questions about romantic relationships?
  • Social Skills:  How do I raise a well-mannered child?
  • Technology & Digital Dangers:  How do I control my child's internet use?
  • Money & Work:  How do I teach my child the value of  money and hard work?
  • Crime & Punishment: How do I positively discipline my child?
  • Kids in Crisis:  How can I help my child who is in big trouble?
  • Special Needs Children:  How do I best parent my child with special needs?

Who Should Read this Book? 

The 12 parenting principles found in this book can be applied by parents and others who are responsible for "kid-building." Discover relevant advice for new parents and seasoned parents.  Grandparents, caregivers, educators and counsellers will also benefit from this parenting book.
Written from a refreshingly honest perspective, this book will help you restore order to every day family life. 

About the Authors

David and Lisa Davoust are writers, speakers and everyday business owners. They are the parents of three children and have been teaching on marriage and family issues for over 20 years in the U.S. and around the world. Their practical, humorous approach makes their writing enjoyable and their advice unforgettable.

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Illustration Award Winner & Five Star Review: 
2014 Readers' Favorite Award Contest

 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award
2015 Non-Fiction: Cover Design

2015 Reader Views Annual Literary Award
Relationships & Spirituality: Second Place

2015 International Book Awards

Runner-Up General Non-Fiction:
2015 Southeast Book Festival
2014 London Book Festival

Honorable Mention:
2015 New York Book Festival
2015 Hollywood Book Festival
2015 Los Angeles Book Festival
2015 Paris Book Festival
2015 San Francisco Book Festival
2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival
2015 Amsterdam Book Festival
2015 Great Northwest Book Festival
2015 Great Southwest Book Festival
2014 Beach Book Festival
2014 Florida Book Festival
2014 New England Book Festival

Ready to discover the 12 principles?