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Raising Great Kids : A Comprehensive Guide to Parenting with Grace and Truth

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What does it take to raise great kids? If you've read any books on parenting, conflicting opinions have probably left you feeling confused. Get tough! Show acceptance. Lay down the rules. Lighten up, already! - There's got to be a balance -- and there is. Joining their expertise with the wisdom of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you provide both the care and acceptance that make grace real to your child, and the firmness and discipline that give direction. Avoiding the twin extremes of permissiveness and over-control, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show how you can help your child cultivate six necessary character traits: attachment, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life. - At last, here is an effective middle ground for raising up children who will handle life with maturity and wisdom. Raising Great Kids will help you equip your son or daughter to accept life's responsibilities, grow from its challenges, and freely and fully explore all that it has to offer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 18mm | 227g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0310235499
  • 9780310235491
  • 92,847

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What does it take to raise great kids? If you've read any books on parenting, conflicting opinions have probably left you feeling confused. Get tough! Show acceptance. Lay down the rules. Lighten up, already! - There's got to be a balance -- and there is. Joining their expertise with the wisdom of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you provide both the care and acceptance that make grace real to your child, and the firmness and discipline that give direction. Avoiding the twin extremes of permissiveness and over-control, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show how you can help your child cultivate six necessary character traits: attachment, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life. - At last, here is an effective middle ground for raising up children who will handle life with maturity and wisdom. Raising Great Kids will help you equip your son or daughter to accept life's responsibilities, grow from its challenges, and freely and fully explore all that it has to offer.
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Table of contents

Contents
Foreword by Elisa Morgan
Introduction: A Forbidden Topic
Part 1: Raising Children of Character
1. The Goal of Parenting: A Child with Character
2. The Ingredients of Grace and Truth
3. The Ingredient of Time
Part 2: Developing the Six Character Traits Every Child Needs
4. Laying the Foundation of Life: Connectedness
5. Developing Self-Control: Responsibility
6. Living in an Imperfect World: Reality
7. Developing Gifts and Talents: Competence
8. Making a Conscience: Morality
9.Connecting to God: Worship and Spiritual Life
Part 3: Working Yourself Out of a Job
10. Preparing Them for Life on Their Own
11. Dealing with Specific Teenage Issues
Part 4: Dealing with Special Circumstances
12. Understanding Temperaments
13. Parenting on Your Own
Conclusion: When in Doubt, Connect
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About Dr. Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author. In his leadership consulting practice, Dr. Cloud works with both Fortune 500 companies and smaller private businesses. He has an extensive executive coaching background and experience as a leadership consultant, devoting the majority of his time working with CEOs, leadership teams, and executives to improve performance, leadership skills, and culture. Dr. Cloud lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tori, and their two daughters, Olivia and Lucy.




Dr. John Townsend is a nationally-known leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. John is the founder of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling, and the Townsend Leadership Program, which is a nationwide system of leadership training groups. He developed the online digital platform TownsendNOW, and the online assessment tool TPRAT. Dr. Townsend travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and helping develop leaders, their teams and their families. He and his wife, Barbi, live in Newport Beach, California, and have two sons, Ricky and Benny. Visit DrTownsend.com.
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