Book Review: Modern Parents Struggle to Balance Career, Family and Personal


New Book Provides a Solution.

Your Family Constitution Helps Busy Parents to Create Manageable Family Structure

A formerly stressed-out dad’s perspective provides a

common-sense playbook to reach family harmony. As today’s parents cope with scores

of competing obligations and responsibilities, raising kids with good core values is an

extreme challenge. Combine this perpetual struggle with the effects of technological

distractions, societal lack of discipline, and communication breakdowns, and it is not

hard to understand why so many parents throw up their hands in defeat and accept mere


Author Scott Gale refused to settle for survival. Instead, he designed a powerful tool that

allowed him to alleviate family challenges through the thoughtful application of clarity,

consistency and commitment (the “3Cs”). Your Family Constitution tells his story and

provides a step-by-step process that parents can follow to improve family

communication, reduce household tension, and improve the time family members spend


Your Family Constitution guides the reader through a personalized journey of

introspection, visioning, household observation, prioritization, and ultimately the creation

of manageable boundaries coupled with consistent rewards and consequences. The

product of their labor is a Family Constitution, a clear and consistent set of rules

customized to the needs and circumstances of their household.

A struggling parent read the book and replied, “I really appreciated Your Family

Constitution. You are easy to read, easy to understand and easy to identify with. It seems

that intentional parenting has gotten lost, and you’ve provided a blueprint for creating a

family with positive family values, ideals and rules to live and grow by. So, thanks for

your courage to detail your own experience and offer personal insights for the benefit of

frustrated, busy and untrained parents.”

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Victoria Dunckley, M.D. agrees, “Everyone wants

family harmony, but who really has it? In his innovative and pragmatic guide, Scott Gale

shares a simple process to help families understand and alleviate common family

struggles. The benefits of having your own Family Constitution are many: minimized

arguing, improved behavior, increased self esteem, and all-around healthier relationships.

Families need clear and consistent boundaries- but creating such structure is a different

story… this story.”

About the book:

Your Family Constitution by Scott Gale

ISBN: 978-0982296134

Publisher: Spectrum International Press

Date of publish: May 1, 2009

Pages: 128

S.R.P.: $19.95

About the author:

For nearly a decade, Scott Gale battled to balance the growing demands of his children,

career, and personal needs. Overwhelmed and frustrated, his family relationships became

increasingly strained until he finally experienced a family meltdown in 2007. In the

months that followed, he created a healthy and fun model for family structure,

togetherness, and growth: the Family Constitution.

Today, Scott’s diverse roles include author, University of California at Irvine instructor,

residential developer, baseball coach, and seemingly 1,000 other things. But first and

foremost, he’s a husband and a dad. Scott resides in Southern California with his wife and

two sons.

Sylvia Cochran

Sylvia is a writer, born and raised in Germany. Having been exposed to a variety of religions and traditions due to travel and study, Sylvia has been a student of the Bible for more than ten years and has for the last four years taught in small groups about Biblical principles, practical Christianity, Christian parenting, as well as the spiritual use of money.

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