Kids Are Worth It : Giving your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

Kids Are Worth It : Giving your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Describes how parents should be flexible yet firm when child rearing, and looks at different parenting situations and offers ideas for handling them effectively


Barbara Coloroso's powerful message is that good parenting begins with treating kids with respect. It means giving them a sense of power in their own lives, and offering them opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility for their actions, and learn from their own successes and mistakes. Rejecting the "quick fix" solutions of punishment and reward, she uses everyday family situationsfrom sibling rivalry to teenage rebellion to demonstrate sound strategies for giving children the inner discipline and self-confidence that will help them grow into responsible, resourceful, and resilient adults. Discover:

  • • Three basic tenets to a good parent/child relationship
  • • Why discipline is not learned through threats and bribes
  • • Why teaching a child how to think instead of what to think builds self-confidence
  • • The good news about the strong-willed child
  • • Three alternatives to always saying "No"• How to buffer your children from the dangers of sexual promiscuity, drug abuse, and other self-destructive behavior• Using mealtime, bedtime, toilet-training, chores, allowance, and sibling rivalry as opportunities to help children develop their own sense of inner discipline

  • Publisher: New York William Morrow 1994
    ISBN: 9780380719549
    Characteristics: 253p


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    May 28, 2012

    Decided to read this after hearing Barbara Coloroso speak at a literacy conference. Found this book very helpful. Have tried implementing some of the suggestions with my own son and have already seen positive changes. Really opens your eyes on the message you're giving your children. Highly recommend for any parent. And if you get an opportunity to hear Barbara Coloroso speak I recommend it as well.

    Mar 29, 2012

    It's a good book.Useful for me.

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