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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World



Cafe Lily's Review:

 Every parent should read this book!   It is full of practical advice and wisdom, and is very well written. 

Never heard of the term "aristobrat"?    Read this book to make sure you aren't raising one!  

Want to know the differences between parent-centered, child-centered, and character-centered parenting styles?  This book defines all of those and more.

The author offers 36 ways on how to cultivate a house of respect, how to stress purpose and not performance with your children, how to raise grateful children and more.   This is one of the best parenting books I have read and I highly recommend it.


From Goodreads:

This inspirational parenting guide offers proactive and positive steps to raising respectful, engaged, and grateful children.In an effort to raise children with a healthy view of themselves, parents often focus on self-esteem rather than self-respect. And author Jill Rigby says there’s a big difference. It’s the difference between self-centered and others-centered children, the difference between performance-driven and purpose-focused teenagers.

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World examines three different styles of parenting—parent-centered, child-centered, and character-centered. Parent-centered parents are more concerned with their own agenda than their child’s best interest. Child-centered parents are more concerned with their child’s approval than their child’s well-being. Character-centered parents are more concerned with their child’s character than their child’s comfort. Drawing a distinction between performance and purpose, this book maintains that rather than focusing on what you want your child to do, you ask what you want your child to become.

Finally, Rigby calls for parents to discipline (teach) their children rather than punish them. With wisdom and insight, Jill Rigby shares age-appropriate ways to set boundaries with children without building walls of separation. Whether you’re parenting tots or teens, Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World offers valuable advice for cultivating a house of respect.
 

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