“Why don’t my kids do what I say?”
“Who made the mess in here?”
“When will my teen make better choices?”
These are the kinds of questions that parents ask that lead not only to complaining, but to victim thinking, procrastination, and blaming. The solution: Learn to parent the QBQ® way – and bring personal accountability to life within our families.
Based on the same concepts that have made John Miller’s signature work, QBQ: The Question Behind the Question, an international bestseller over the last decade, Raising Accountable Kids provides the tool called the QBQ or The Question Behind the Question that will help every parent look behind questions such as “Why won’t my kids listen?” or “When will they do what I ask?” to find better ones—QBQs—like “What can I do differently?” or “How can I improve as a parent?” This simple but challenging concept turns the focus – and responsibility – back to parents and to what they can do to make a difference.
With thoughtful commentary, observation, and advice, illustrated with engaging and memorable anecdotes that are the hallmarks of John Miller’s previous books, Raising Accountable Kids provides all moms and dads with the means and inspiration to be more effective parents – as well as teach their children how to practice their own brand of personal accountability – to create a happy, healthy family for a lifetime.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Karen G. Miller has served as a mentor to other moms in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSNext. She has held leadership positions in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and taught parenting classes at Champa House, a home for single moms sponsored by the Denver Rescue Mission. Karen was a registered nurse for sixteen years. She now spends her time helping young parents raise accountable kids and reveling in grandmotherhood.
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Table of Contents
1 Personal Accountability 1
2 Parenting Is a Learned Skill 6
3 They're Watching Us 8
4 QBQ! The Question Behind the Question 11
5 "Why Me?" 16
6 Learn to Earn 19
7 No Complaining 23
8 Procrastination: The Friend of Failure 26
9 The Urgency of Now 29
10 "Whodunit?" 31
11 No Excuses 34
12 Parental Abdication 38
13 Never Forget the "I" 41
14 Life Is Fair 44
15 QBQ Humility 47
16 Be Present 50
17 Becoming a Strong Parent 54
18 Do the Hard Stuff 59
19 Strong Parenting Begins with Strong Values 61
20 No Enabling Allowed 64
21 Elevate Your Expectations 68
22 QBQ Encouragement 72
23 Let Them Be Them 75
24 Flipping the Switch 78
25 Speak Well 80
26 Team Family 83
27 Family Stress Is a Choice 86
28 Regrets No More 91
29 Truth Builds Trust 95
30 Trust Is Earned 97
31 Blending Is Hard Work 100
32 The Grandparent Factor 104
33 The Financial Piece 108
34 Equipping for Life 113
35 The Ultimate QBQ 117
36 Teaching the QBQ 120
37 Adopting the QBQ 127
38 Practicing the QBQ 130
Personal Reflection and Group Discussion Questions 139
Getting More Out of QBQ 155