Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives

Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives

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by Henry Cloud, John Townsend
     
 

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You want your kids to grow up into healthy adults. You want to see them take responsibility for their behavior, their values, their lives. But maybe you've discovered that simply telling them to "do the right thing" isn't enough. From toddler tantrums to teenage temptations, you've got to help them take ownership of their behavior, feelings, and attitudes. But how…  See more details below

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You want your kids to grow up into healthy adults. You want to see them take responsibility for their behavior, their values, their lives. But maybe you've discovered that simply telling them to "do the right thing" isn't enough. From toddler tantrums to teenage temptations, you've got to help them take ownership of their behavior, feelings, and attitudes. But how?

Establish healthy boundaries. Boundaries are the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for your children and for you.

Boundaries With Kids will help you prepare your kids to assume the responsibility for their own lives. Drawing on principles from the Bible, the authors of the award winning best-seller Boundaries help you

  • recognize the boundary issues underlying child behavior problems
  • set boundaries and establish consequences with kids
  • get out of the "nagging" trap
  • stop controlling your child - and instead help your child to develop self-control
  • apply ten laws of boundaries to parenting
  • take six practical steps for implementing boundaries with your kids.

Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend show you how to bring control to an out-of-control family life. How to set limits and still be a loving parent. How to define legitimate boundaries for your family. And above all, how to instill in your children the kind of godly character that is the foundation for healthy, productive adult living.

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Want to Paint a Happy Future for Your Children?
Start Drawing the Line Today.

? recognize the boundary issues underlying child behavior problems
? set boundaries and establish consequences with kids
? get out of the "nagging" trap
? stop controlling your child—and instead help your child develop self-control
? apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
? take six practical steps for implementing boundaries with your kids

Author Biography: Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, licensed psychologist, cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and cofounder of Cloud/Townsend Resources. He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, CA, and is a best-selling coauthor (with Dr. John Townsend) of a number of books, including Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries with Kids, The Mom Factor, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries.;Dr. John Townsend is a popular speaker, licensed psychologist, cohost of the nationally broadcast "Minirth Meier New Life Clinic" radio program, and cofounder of Cloud/Townsend Communications. He graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology, and maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, CA. He is the best-selling coauthor with Henry Cloud of several books, including Safe People, Twelve "Christian" Beliefs That Can Drive You Crazy, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310200352
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Want to Paint a Happy Future for Your Children? Start Drawing the Line Today.
You want your kids to grow up into healthy adults. You want to see them take responsibility for their behavior, their values, their lives. But maybe you've discovered that simply telling them to "do the right thing" isn't enough. From toddler tantrums to teenage temptations, you've got to help them take ownership of their behavior, feelings, and attitudes. But how?
Establish healthy boundaries. Boundaries are the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for your children and for you.
Boundaries with Kids will help you help your kids assume responsibility for their own lives. Drawing on principles from the Bible, the authors of the award-winning best-seller, Boundaries, help you
* recognize the boundary issues underlying child behavior problems
* set boundaries and establish consequences with kids
* get out of the "nagging" trap
* stop controlling your child—and instead help your child develop self-control
* apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
* take six practical steps for implementing boundaries with your kids
Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend show you how to bring control to an out-of-control family life. How to set limits and still be a loving parent. How to define legitimate boundaries for your family. And above all, how to instill in your children the kind of godly character that is the foundation for healthy, productive adult living.
Illustrated with numerous examples and anecdotes, Boundaries with Kids is one of the best investments you can make as a parent into the lifelong welfare of your children.

Author Biography:Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, licensed psychologist, cohost of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and cofounder of Cloud/Townsend Resources. He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, CA, and is a best-selling coauthor (with Dr. John Townsend) of a number of books, including Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries with Kids, The Mom Factor, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries.;Dr. John Townsend is a popular speaker, licensed psychologist, cohost of the nationally broadcast "Minirth Meier New Life Clinic" radio program, and cofounder of Cloud/Townsend Communications. He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, CA. He is the best-selling coauthor with Henry Cloud of several books, including Safe People, Twelve "Christian" Beliefs That Can Drive You Crazy, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries.

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Meet the Author

El Dr. John Townsend es un popular conferencista y un famosisimo autor de exito de ventas. Es graduado de psicologia clinica en Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology de Biola University. Ademas es coautor de numerosos libros incluyendo el ganador de la Medalla de Oro Limites. el es coanfitrion del programa radial emitido a nivel nacional New Life Live!

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