Raising A Responsible Child

Raising A Responsible Child

How Parents Can Avoid Indulging Too Much and Rescuing Too Often

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
An experienced family counselor shows parents how to avoid overindulging their children and how to motivate their often difficult, "underdeveloped" kids to succeed in school, respect authority figures, and deal with stress independently.

Blackwell North Amer
All children are capable of mature, responsible behavior and can often take on more "grown-up" tasks than adults imagine. Using the methods described in this book, parents can teach their child to be more self-sufficient and independent, no matter what his current maturity level. Even a child who is inattentive or disorderly in the classroom or rebellious or disrespectful at home can learn to behave responsibly.
As the pressures of modern life increase both in and out of the home, it is tempting to give in to a child's demands in the hopes of keeping the peace. Many parents learn the hard way, however, that their overindulgence doesn't help - their child will only come to them with more and more demands. No matter how much attention or how many material things you may give her, it is never enough to earn her respect and appreciation.
If you find yourself deeply entrenched in this pattern of giving too much, you can reverse it by using firm, consistent guidelines with your child every day. In this book you will find creative solutions to many common behavior problems - from a child's temper tantrums at age six to a teenager's poor performance in high school - before they escalate into much more serious problems. Using this system of straight-forward, logical rules, you can teach your child to take responsibility for his own actions and earn his privileges - and you will find that he is often ready and willing to do so.
Many parents are pleasantly surprised to discover that the tried-and-true methods detailed here not only help their child behave in a mature manner but also increase her self-esteem and give her a much happier outlook on life.

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ : Carol Pub., 1996
ISBN: 9780806518244
Characteristics: xi, 291 p. : ill ; 23 cm


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