Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, How to Say No


By (author) Dr. Henry Cloud, By (author) Dr. John Townsend

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  • Publisher: ZONDERVAN
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0310243157
  • ISBN 13: 9780310243151
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 10,430

Product description

Keys for establishing healthy boundaries - the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for children and adults. To help their children grow into healthy adults, parents need to teach them how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. The authors of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book "Boundaries" bring their biblically based principles to bear on the challenging task of child rearing, showing parents: how to bring control to an out-of-control family life; how to set limits and still be loving parents; how to define legitimate boundaries for the family; and how to instill in children a godly character.

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Author information

Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, and cohost, with Dr. John Townsend, of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! Radio program, and cofounder of Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. His bestselling books include the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries books and Making Small Groups Work. Dr. Cloud and his wife and two daughters live in Southern California. El Dr. Henry Cloud es un conferenciante de gran popularidad. Con el Dr. John Townsend es anfitrion del programa de radio New Life Live!, ademas de ambos ser fundadores de la Clinica Cloud-Townsend y de la organizacion Cloud-Townsend Resources. Es el autor de varios libros premiados con el reconocimiento Gold Medallion, entre ellos A"LimitesA" y A"El poder transformador de los grupos pequenosA". El Dr. Cloud, su esposa y sus dos hijas radican en el Sur de California. Dr. John Townsend, clinical psychologist, entertaining speaker, and co-founder of Cloud-Townsend Resources, has authored or co-authored nineteen books, including the best selling Gold Medallion book 'Boundaries,' and Boundaries in Marriage. Dr. Townsend is a regular co-host on New Life Live Radio, and together with Dr. Henry Cloud he developed the Ultimate Leadership Program, a highly effective week-long workshop designed to accelerate the personal and professional growth of businesspeople, pastors, ministry, and small-group leaders. He also partners with Church Communications Network, which broadcasts his leadership and relationship talks and seminars to churches via satellite across North America. Dr. Townsend lives in Southern California. Dr. John Townsend es un popular conferencista y un conocidisimo autor bestter. Es graduado de psicologia clinica de Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology de Biola University. Ademas es coautor de numerosos libros incluyendo el ganador de la Medalla de Oro Limites. El es coanfitrion del programa radial emitido a nivel nacional !New Life Live!

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What the award-winning Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children Here is the help you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to * set limits and still be a loving parent * bring control to an out-of-control family life * apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting * define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids ... and much more. 'Boundaries with Kids helps us give our kids the skills they need to live realistic and full lives in meaningful relationships. Not perfect---but healthy!' ---Elisa Morgan, president of MOPS International, Inc.

Table of contents

Contents Introduction .. 7 Why Boundaries with Kids Part 1: Why Kids Need Boundaries 1. The Future Is Now .. 13 2. What Does Character Look Like?….. 23 3. Kids Need Parents with Boundaries .. 38 Part 2: Ten Boundary Principles Kids Need to Know 4. What Will Happen If I Do This?….. 57 The Law of Sowing and Reaping 5. Pulling My Own Wagon .. 73 The Law of Responsibility 6. I Can't Do It All, But I'm Not Helpless, Either .. 87 The Law of Power 7. I'm Not the Only One Who Matters .. 103 The Law of Respect 8. Life Beyond Because I'm the Mommy" .. 120 The Law of Motivation 9. Pain Can Be a Gift .. 134 The Law of Evaluation 10. Tantrums Needn't Be Forever .. 147 The Law of Proactivity 11. I Am Happier When I Am Thankful .. 163 The Law of Envy 12. Jump-starting My Engine .. 177 The Law of Activity 13. Honesty Is the Best Policy .. 192 The Law of Exposure Part 3: Implementing Boundaries with Kids 14. Roll Up Your Sleeves .. 207 The Six Steps to Implementing Boundaries with Your Kid