Find out more about Scott Gale, author of "Your Family Constitution" as he tour the web with Pump Up Your Book Promotions!
Scott Gale is an author and instructor at University of California Irvine. His passion is helping families communicate and re-connect in spite of today’s hectic lifestyle and increased demands. Scott’s new book, “Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach to Family Values and Household Structure,” inspires readers to increase togetherness and progressively improve by leveraging clarity, consistency and commitment.
I would say Tom Builder from Pillars of the Earth. You really got to know him through the story and could appreciate the adversities he faced.
What is the greatest album ever?
What is your ideal brain food?
Chocolate Power Bars.
What accomplishments are you most proud of and why?
I’m most proud of raising good kids, despite mistakes I’ve made. I’m so proud of them. Outside of family, I am most proud of running the Rock-n-Roll Marathon in 2002. I finished in 4:42.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered for helping parents raise kids that will carry-on essential human values to the next generation.
The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature?
A Man in Full by Tom Wolff. It is the funniest book I have ever read. I laughed out-loud so many times.
Your hidden talents are?
Having fun…I throw the best New Year’s Eve party every year.
Coaching youth baseball
Teaching (I teaching classes at University of California Irvine)
. It has a variety of very talented artists (especially Jane’s Addiction) playing the Grateful Dead’s greatest songs.
Your Family Constitution Helps Busy Parents to Create Manageable Family Structure
Just in time… 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 failures to communicate, and it is not hard to understand why so many parents throw up their hands in defeat and accept mere survival.
Author Scott Gale refused to settle for chaos. 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 balance schedules and produce time they never before had, improve family communication, relieve pent-up frustration, and wrap healthy boundaries around core values; applying rewards, consequences and accountability standards to maintain them.
A stressed-out parent downloaded the first chapter and replied, “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.”