Kids Are Worth It! : Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner by Barbara Coloroso

By Barbara Coloroso

The parenting vintage, now revised with new chapters, checklists, and data approximately trendy so much urgent matters concerning our children

This bestselling advisor rejects "quick-fix" strategies and specializes in assisting children strengthen their very own strength of will by means of possessing as much as their error, considering via recommendations, and correcting their misdeeds whereas leaving their dignity intact. Barbara Coloroso indicates those rules in motion via dozens of examples -- from sibling contention to teenage uprising; from universal misbehaviors to substance abuse and delinquent habit. She additionally explains how one can mum or dad strong-willed childrens, powerful choices to time-outs, bribes, and threats, and the way to assist teenagers unravel disputes and critical injustices similar to bullying.

Filled with functional feedback for dealing with the normal and awesome tribulations of becoming up, kids are worthy it! is helping you aid your kids develop into accountable, resilient, creative adults -- now not since you inform them to, yet simply because they wish to.

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In order to get affection or approval, children must do as they are told, not as they would like. (“If you are well behaved, I’ll love you. ” “Look what you have done to the family name. ”) 12. Separate, strictly enforced roles. Boys learn to repress any feelings of weakness and fear appearing vulnerable. Girls learn to fear feelings of anger and to express learned helplessness. ” “Your brother will change the tire for you. ”) 13. Teach what to think, not how to think. If children are taught what to think, they are more easily manipulated.

Kids never know what to expect. ” “If you stop crying, I will give you a candy bar. ”) 9. Heavy reliance on competition. Parents encourage or force children to compete in order to get them to perform and excel. ”) 10. Learning takes place in an atmosphere of fear. Mistakes are bad, and there is no margin for error. Perfection is the goal. ” “Your sister got straight As. ”) 11. Love is highly conditional. In order to get affection or approval, children must do as they are told, not as they would like.

T. S. ELIOT, “FOUR QUARTETS” Chapter 1 Kids Are Worth It! Believe nothing merely because you have been told it…Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings—that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide. —BUDDHIST APHORISM You have come here to find what you already have. —BUDDHIST APHORISM There are no quick fixes, easy answers, or recipes for parenting, but I believe most of us have the tools we need to be good parents if only we could find them.

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