Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids

Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids

by Vicki Hoefle, Alex Kajitani

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ISBN-13: 9781937134181
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 591,698
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Vicki Hoefle is a professional parent educator, author, parent coach, and national speaker with over twenty years of experience teaching parents, educators, and caregivers how to raise respectful, responsible, and resilient children. Hoefle combines her expertise in Adlerian psychology and as an International Coaching Federation certified coach to bring parents sustainable and proactive parenting strategies that provide time-tested tools for harvesting a happy and peaceful family life. The Straight Talk on Parenting: A No-Nonsense Approach on How to Grow a Grown-Up (Bibliomotion, 2015) is Hoefle’s second book; she is also the author of Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Children (Bibliomotion, 2012.) Her informative and highly engaging presentation style keeps her in demand as a speaker, facilitator and educator. Hoefle is a mother of six and lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

Alex Kajitani was named California Teacher of the Year and a Top-4 Finalist for 2009 National Teacher of the Year.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Section I Before We Get the Duct Tape, Let's See What Needs Fixing: Note, It's Not the Kids 1

Chapter 1 Feeding the Weed: Your Focus Is the Problem 3

Chapter 2 Band-Aids on Bullet Wounds: Your Strategy Is the Problem 25

Chapter 3 Being the Maid: Doing for Your Kids Is the Problem 39

Chapter 4 Holding onto Discipline: Your Fear Is the Problem 58

Chapter 5 The Cul-de-Sac Syndrome: Your Thinking Is the Problem 72

Section II Get out the Duct Tape and Take a Leap of Faith 83

Chapter 6 Duct Tape for the Relationship: Repairing Family Fractures Is a Solution 85

Chapter 7 Duct Tape for the Mouth: Keeping Your Mind Open and Your Mouth Closed Is a Solution 107

Chapter 8 Duct Tape for Your Body: Quitting Your Job as the Maid Is a Solution 128

Chapter 9 Duct Tape for the Eyes and Ears: Ignoring the Drama and Mischief Making Is a Solution 153

Chapter 10 Prepare for Departure: Launch with Enthusiasm 173

Chapter 11 Duct Tape Works: Stories from Real Kids of Duct Tape Parents 201

Chapter 12 Duct Tape Is Good for the Family: A Family That Works Together, Sticks Together 219

Chapter 13 Simulating the Real World: Raising the Next Generation of Leaders 229

Afterword: Ode to Mom and Dad: The Kids' Perspective 239

Resources 251

Index 253

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Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible and Resilient Kids 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very over- simplified. Luckily, It was a quick read out of curiousity; not for a desperate need for answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Common sense approach. The ideas are easy to implement to create change in the family dynamic. The best part is my relationship with my kids is growing stronger and they are becoming independent and self-reliant. I highly recommend you read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING! I couldn't put it down. I don't have a major parenting issue or behavior problem but I am trying to raise 3 respectful, responsible and resilient children! I have read it cover to cover twice and refer to Vicki's website often. It so inspired me that I started my own blog to document my experiences applying the Duct Tape!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book saved my family. I was headed down a dark road and I learned effective strategies to invest in the relationship with my kids and support them on their road to independence.