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Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults

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Straight-talking, bestselling Pitbull of Parenting Larry Winget says "This is not a fix your kid book. It's a fix the way you parent book. You owe it to your kids to parent with a plan!"

Being a parent is the toughest job in the world, especially with the increasing number of negative influences and pitfalls facing our kids today, from childhood obesity and out-of-control celebrity culture to the ...

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Overview


Read Larry Winget's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Straight-talking, bestselling Pitbull of Parenting Larry Winget says "This is not a fix your kid book. It's a fix the way you parent book. You owe it to your kids to parent with a plan!"

Being a parent is the toughest job in the world, especially with the increasing number of negative influences and pitfalls facing our kids today, from childhood obesity and out-of-control celebrity culture to the dangers of the internet and credit card debt. Larry Winget has never been one to shy away from tough truths, and what he says here may well be difficult for some parents to swallow: we are in the midst of a crisis with our kids. Kids today are over-indulged, over- entertained, under-achieving, and under-disciplined, with a sense of entitlement that is crippling society. And the real problem is that parents aren't paying attention to what's going on. If they were they would realize that most kids today barely read and write, except with their thumbs on their cell phones!

Well-behaved, respectful kids are the exception, not the rule, and for the most part, parents are to blame. Responsible parenting is about beginning with the end in mind and parenting with a plan. But most parents have never stopped to consider what kind of adult they want to raise. They have all this fun creating a baby, but they don't have a plan for the end product.

Larry's message to parents: Teach your kids to become the best adults they can be. But don't expect your kids to improve until you improve. Your Kids Are Your Own Fault covers familiar lessons and principles that have led Larry's readers to greater success with money, career, and goal setting, this time at a level where they can be taught to children. This book shows parents how to design the adult they want their kid to become and work backwards to make sure it happens. Kids don't come with an instruction manual, but finally being a parent does!

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"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

"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

"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. 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."
-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

"In the Hispanic/Latino family there is always a lot of love and appreciation. However, there is 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 until I was 30. I wish I knew in my teen years what Larry's book teaches. He provides the tools and tops for every parent to train 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

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592404957
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/24/2009
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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 March 13, 2010

    For anyone serious about raising adults instead of children.

    Do farmers raise chicks or chickens? Cows or calves? Larry Winget talks about raising adults, not children. (How many 35 year old children do you know... plenty! Don't make more.)

    This is NOT a punishment book!!!! This is a reminder of how to help your kids know the boundaries and have life skills so you don't have to punish them.

    Larry is very in your face, unfortunately the people who should read this book won't because they can't handle that type of approach. It is a jagged little pill to swallow and you have to VERY honest with yourself.

    Communication is key, expectations of behavior, clear consequences, FOLLOW THROUGH! Simple but easily forgotten by parents. Larry just reminds us that you are there to guide and love your kids and to prepare them for life, not be their friend. Your relationship is so much more committed and important than friendship.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2011

    I can't say enough...

    I bought the MP3 Book and loved it, straight forward, in your face, common sense that each and every one of us can learn from. I'm as guilty as the next guy, no question! And to you, anonymous who says it's the kids fault? You're an idiot, that is EXACTLY what Larry is bringing to the world! How do you blame a 5yr old? How do you blame a 10yr old? You idiot, that's WHEN you teach your child and give them the skills, not when they're 15! This book was written FOR YOU and you failed... Be proud of your child in his orange jumpsuit!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    Fantastic book!

    The best part of the book is the direct nature of the author. The bad part of the book is the direct nature of the author. If you are looking for a wishy-washy book that will pat you on the back and make you feel good, this book is NOT for you. On the other hand, if you can look reality in the face and make personal decisions to take on the challenges of life and parenthood, this book is a great addition to your collection.

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    Posted July 20, 2010

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