Kids Are Worth It! Revised Edition: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

Kids Are Worth It! Revised Edition: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

by Barbara Coloroso
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Kids Are Worth It! Revised Edition: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline by Barbara Coloroso

The parenting classic, now revised with new chapters, checklists, and information about today's most pressing issues regarding our children

This bestselling guide rejects "quick-fix" solutions and focuses on helping kids develop their own self-discipline by owning up to their mistakes, thinking through solutions, and correcting their misdeeds while leaving their dignity intact. Barbara Coloroso shows these principles in action through dozens of examples — from sibling rivalry to teenage rebellion; from common misbehaviors to substance abuse and antisocial behavior. She also explains how to parent strong-willed children, effective alternatives to time-outs, bribes, and threats, and how to help kids resolve disputes and serious injustices such as bullying.

Filled with practical suggestions for handling the ordinary and extraordinary tribulations of growing up, kids are worth it! helps you help your children grow into responsible, resilient, resourceful adults — not because you tell them to, but because they want to.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060014315
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/20/2002
Series: A Harperresource Book Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 507,991
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Barbara Coloroso is the author of the international bestseller Kids Are Worth It! and Parenting Through Crisis and is an acclaimed speaker on parenting, teaching, conflict, resolution, and grieving. Featured in Time, the New York Times, and on many radio and television shows, she lives with her husband in Littleton, Colorado.

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Kids Are Worth It! Revised Edition: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have ever read about being a parent. Not just to help to be a parent it also helped me to understand why I am the way I am with my kids.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book before my 11 year old was born, and since then, I've read it twice more. It is a great resource that parents everywhere should use!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This should be mandatory reading for all parents. Great ideas! Easy and fun to read! And most importantly... doable! Thanks Ms. Coloroso
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best child rearing book ever - I have been parenting 3 children for 22 years, and got this book when my kids were young. I kept re-reading it over the years when different issues arose. Her methods are common sense and if you try them & keep using them you all will be happier! As a result, my kids have been nice to be around at home, with other kids and out in the world. I now have 3 lovely people who are close to adult hood now. Thank you Barbara for giving me and my children this gift!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains most of the common childhood problems (along with some of the not-so-common ones), the explanations on dealing with them, and the solutions to preventing unhealthy parenting. I read the book completely and now refer to it daily for assistance. I have recommended this book, numerous times, to my friends and many of my parents dealing with discipline issues. It is outstanding!! And I only hope that I may someday hear Mrs. Coloroso in person. Check out her website:
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barbara Colorosa does a fabulous job of making good parenting seem plausible. She gives specific suggestions in how to handle specific situations which makes all this seem like I can actually do it. The other day, during one of my kids' insistence on not doing what I asked, I thought of Barbara's advice in handling manipulative behavior (I was skeptical it would work...), and gave it a shot. It WORKED! My kids don't quite know what to do, but I can tell you I'm a believer. We are all MUCH happier! I think we would all have happier kids and parents if everyone read her book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too idealistic,and accusatory for my liking, I bought the book in the hopes of improving my parenting skills, but all that I got out of it was a specific label for my bad parenting strategies! I bet her kids were raised by a nanny 99.9% of the time anyway so I am not going to read any more of her books.