Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People
Bestselling authors H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen have helped hundreds of thousands of parents raise capable, independent children with Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World On its tenth anniversary, this parenting classic returns with fresh, up-to-date information to offer you inspiring and workable ideas for developing a trusting relationship with children, as well as the skills to implement the necessary discipline to help your child become a responsible adult.
Those who think in terms of leniency versus strictness will be surprised. This book goes beyond these issues to teach children to be responsible and self-reliant—not through outer-directed concerns, such as fear and intimidation, but through inner-directed behavior, such as feeling accountable for one's commitments. Inside, you'll discover how to instill character-building values and traits in your child that last a lifetime.
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Bestselling authors H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen are no strangers to writing books to help parents with their children. We live in a world where parents often try to spoil their children, mainly with good intentions but at the same time this book teaches us that we are failing them by not teaching them to be self-reliant. Many young adults still depend on their parents well into their late 20s now as a result of never having learned to be independent. This book is a great book for all parents or guardians. I wish this book had been out years ago. Great book with professional tips and information.
This one of the latest books on parenting that I have borrowed and read from my local library. The book gives some good advice that has been around for years but it also seems to forget that children are not all the same, they have different personalities just as their parents and respond differently to the world around them. Teaching children to be self reliant is a wonderful thing, but it must be balanced without causing the child to grow up too quickly, which seems prevalent in this day and age. The book teaches one of the most valuable lessons a parent can pass on to their child, that you are responsible for your own actions. It is also great for those parents who fail to follow through in consequences for their children whether good or bad. A few of the things all parents need to remember is to stay calm and talk with your child. I have always tried to teach my kids that they have to be responsible for their actions and that all actions have consequences. This book has helped to validate some of the things I believe are necessary in bring up children. It’s a good read for those parents struggling and feel their children are running the household and want to teach them to be self reliant and responsible. Like all things you read I recommend taking it with a grin of salt and applying it to your moral values and beliefs.
This book is a truly amazing find. In a world where we're supposed to spoil our children and do everything for them, this book teaches us the value of teach our children to be responsible for their OWN actions. I try very hard to raise my son this way, this book is an excellent reference guide on how to do that better! Definitely a read for any parent in today's world.
This is an amazing book that I was very fortunate to come across when my oldest child was about 10 years old. The book uses the ideas of self reliance, responsibility, and “reaping the benefits” of your own actions. Our society has changed from one of very rural, agriculturally driven to a city or suburban type society. The former being one that had certain expectations set on every member of a family, where as our current society seems to be one where everything is done for you, with very little expectation put on our youth. I loved the example in the book, of the farm family where each member including all the children, had specific chores that every one expected them to do. One morning, when one of the young children had failed to do his chore of gathering the eggs, he bore the ire of the whole family who sat around the breakfast table realizing they had no eggs for breakfast! The result of this level of expectation and accountability was to almost guarantee the young lad would not forget the eggs again, or face the anger of the whole family. This book shows parents how to teach our children to garner the consequences of their actions, whether positive or negative, and how experiencing this growth helps them to build self-confident. This book helped me tremendously in raising both of my children. I would recommend it to any parent.