The truth is, child rearing is not complicated. Therefore, it is not hard. There will be difficult moments, of course, . . . but if a parent is experiencing the rearing of a child or children as generally difficult--as emotionally, intellectually, and even physically exhausting, then the parent is doing something wrong. --John Rosemond, Family Building
Trusted family psychologist John Rosemond has a revolutionary message for today's parents: Your grandparents' generation knew a lot more about raising children than all of today's experts. The experts have turned child rearing into a complicated, exhausting chore rather than the simple, straightforward task it should be. In Family Building: The Five Fundamentals of Effective Parenting, Rosemond outlines the five key principles of traditional parenting that are crucial to raising well-behaved children today.
* It's about the family, not the children.
* Where discipline is concerned, it's about communication, not consequences; leadership not relationship.
* It's about respecting others, not high self-esteem.
* It's about manners and morals, not skills.
* It's about responsibility, not high achievement.
Each chapter includes questions from real parents faced with real-life parenting challenges, and in his typical no-nonsense style, Rosemond provides practical solutions. Family Building restores common sense to parenting and puts the parents back in charge. Once again, John Rosemond delivers child-rearing wisdom that no parent should miss.
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Table of Contents
|Introduction: Back to the Future||1|
|1||Fundamental Parenting Principle One: It's About the Family, Not the Children (Or, First Things First)||9|
|2||Fundamental Parenting Principle Two: Where Discipline Is Concerned, It's About Communication, Not Consequences; Leadership, Not Relationship||51|
|3||Fundamental Parenting Principle Three: It's About Respecting Others, Not High Self-Esteem||103|
|4||Fundamental Parenting Principle Four: It's About Manners and Morals, Not Skills||123|
|5||Fundamental Parenting Principle Five: It's About Responsibility, Not High Achievement||145|
|References and Suggested Readings||181|
|About John Rosemond||182|