Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Fix-the-Way-You-Parent Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults [NOOK Book]

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Read Larry Winget's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Straight-talking, bestselling "Pitbull of Parenting" Larry Winget breaks new ground with a book that says "you owe it to your kids to parent with a plan".

Bestselling author Larry Winget is back with a wake-up call for parents: Good parenting has never been tougher. Well-behaved, respectful kids are increasingly the ...
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Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Fix-the-Way-You-Parent Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults

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Overview

Read Larry Winget's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Straight-talking, bestselling "Pitbull of Parenting" Larry Winget breaks new ground with a book that says "you owe it to your kids to parent with a plan".

Bestselling author Larry Winget is back with a wake-up call for parents: Good parenting has never been tougher. Well-behaved, respectful kids are increasingly the exception, not the rule. And for the most part, parents are to blame. Larry's message to parents: Teach your kids to become the best adults they can be. But your kids won't improve until you improve. Good parenting is about beginning with the end in mind, but most people parent without a plan. Winget offers step- by-step advice for instilling limits, self-discipline, and ethics in all members of the family. Your Kids Are Your Own Fault is a rescue plan that spells hope for raising a generation of productive adults we can feel proud to call "family."


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"If you appreciate a no-nonsense approach, you'll get some food for thought and a few laughs along the way."
-Associated Press, Finance Bookshelf

"Larry challenges us as parents to complete the job and embrace the journey of responsible parenting. This book is a great reminder and road map, full of good tough love for parents!"
-MC Hammer

"In the Hispanic/Latino family there is always a lot of love and appreciation however, not a lot of training or education especially about money. I have been a radio and television host for 23 years and did not know how to manage my finances in until I was 30. I wish I knew in my teen years what Larry's book teaches. The topics Larry covers you will never learn in school. Quite frankly, its not their responsibility. It is yours as a parent. In Larry's typical "off the hook" style and humorous forthright approach he provides the tools and tips for every parent to train up a successful generation of great and productive citizens. I recommend this book wholeheartedly."
-Marco Antonio Regil, International TV Host/ Family Feud, Price Is Right and Smarter Than A Fifth Grader

"If the kids and youth of this nation are our future leaders, we are all in trouble. Have you asked yourself lately where our country will be in ten or twenty years? If you want a better world, it starts with your kids - but your kids start with your parenting! Larry is no stranger to confrontation, and in his book, Your Kids Are Your Own Fault, he sets the stage for your success as a parent, and your child's success as a productive member of our society - that is if you are ready for the cold, hard facts. His in-your-face approach is fresh and relevant to raising a generation of youth who will make us all proud to call them our own. A coach has a playbook, and as a Pastor I use my Bible for daily instruction. Your Kids Are Your Own Fault is a playbook for parenting for generations to come."
-Dick Bernal, Pastor and Founder, Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California

"Larry Winget's book on taking responsibility for what kind of adults your kids become is outstanding. I have 7 children, and laying the foundation for the next generation and what kind of adults they become starts from day one. My oldest son Romeo attending USC is no accident. Read this book. No more excuses."
-Percy "Master P" Miller, CEO BBTV/ Recording Artist

"First this book scared the hell out of me. Then it gave me hope. It scared me because Larry is brutally honest about the challenges and dangers facing kids today. The hope came from Larry's message that our kids will probably be just fine if we take full responsibility as parents. Nobody ever accused Larry of being subtle, and from the realities of sex to learning about integrity by eating dog biscuits, Larry doesn't pull any punches. This book will make you squirm, make you mad, sometimes make you laugh out loud and mostly make you think very carefully about how you're raising your kids. This book is a gift to my daughters because it has helped me be a better Dad."
-Joe Calloway, Cate and Jessica's dad, author of Becoming A Category of One

"One of the lessons it's important to teach kids is not so much about how much money you have but how you use the money you have. Sadly, that lesson is rarely taught. Brilliant, Bold and True!...Larry says it all in these few words. Thank you Larry !"
-Sharon Lechter, co-author of Think and Grow Rich, Three Feet From Gold, and Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101163061
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/24/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 869,753
  • File size: 707 KB

Meet the Author

Larry Winget is one of the country’s
leading business speakers and
a member of the National Speakers
Association Hall of Fame. He is
the author of the New York Times
and Wall Street Journal bestsellers
You’re Broke Because You Want
to Be
and It’s Called Work for a
Reason!
, and the Wall Street Journal
and BusinessWeek bestseller Shut
Up, Stop Whining
, and Get a Life.
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  • Posted August 18, 2010

    Many great ideas, filled with a few horrible ones and lots of arrogance.

    Mr. Winget writes (at the beginning of part two in the book): "My boys not once showed any disrespect for my wife (their step mom) They wouldn't even think of talking back to her. We never lied to each other, we stuck up for each other. We never let anyone else put a family member down. We expected the best in each other, we believed in each other. The family union was based on honesty, integrity, love, responsibility, trust, and humor." I have 4 teenagers that I hear compliments on from people who know them and people who don't. I can't imagine having two kids that never once showed disrespect for a parent over an long period of time.

    Second, he is very ignorant on homeschooling. He says "Would you want a surgeon whose only qualification is that he read a book on how to perform surgeries? No, and in the same way parents without degrees in education are unqualified to teach their chilrdren." He ignores some well accepted facts: Homeschooled children perform better on standardized tests. They are becoming sought-after for higher education. They get an education tailored to a child's capabilities and personality. They have dedicated teachers with a great teacher-to-student ratio and receive an integrated and consistent education.

    Winget offers some great advice, but it is interspersed with arrogance and ignorance.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2011

    Not True

    I thought this book was absolutley wrong its the childrens fault for becoming what they are now they shouldnt blame the parents for there actions

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Highly Recommended :)

    It had been recommended to me by a friend and I felt it was easy reading with great context. Working in the mental health field, really comes in handy.

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    your kids are your fault

    Your kids are your fault, the only people that don't agree with that are ones with bad kids who know it is their faults for the way their kids act.

    Larry makes the distinction in the book that this does not include kids with really issues, mental problems etc. For the most part kids are a reflection of the parents.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

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    Whether you have kids, stepkids, or no kids--this book is a must read!

    Mr. Winget is a straight-shooter in this book, being honest about what works and what doesn't when it comes to raising your kids. I have 3 stepdaughters that don't live with their father and I. We talk openly with the girls about our finances and our debts (and how we got them!), but only began doing so after reading about it in this book. In my opinion this book does an excellent job of reminding parents that they are PARENTS first, not friends. He has a way of showing the reader how their current style of parenting may be hurting their child and not preparing the child for the reality of adulthood. I'd give this book ten stars if allowed~

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