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 between control and permissiveness. And there is. Drawing on the expert insights of counselors and award-winning authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend and on the parenting wisdom of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, Raising Great Kids shows you that truth and grace aren't polar opposites. They are allies in your most challenging and rewarding task: raising children with character that can withstand life's rigors and make the most of its potential.
; September 2009
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Title: Raising Great Kids
Author: Henry Cloud; John Townsend; Elisa Morgan
ContentsForeword by Elisa MorganIntroduction: A Forbidden TopicPart 1: Raising Children of Character1. The Goal of Parenting: A Child with Character2. The Ingredients of Grace and Truth3. The Ingredient of TimePart 2: Developing the Six Character Traits Every Child Needs4. Laying the Foundation of Life: Connectedness5. Developing Self-Control: Responsibility6. Living in an Imperfect World: Reality7. Developing Gifts and Talents: Competence8. Making a Conscience: Morality9. Connecting to God: Worship and Spiritual LifePart 3: Working Yourself Out of a Job10. Preparing Them for Life on Their Own11. Dealing with Specific Teenage IssuesPart 4: Dealing with Special Circumstances12. Understanding Temperaments13. Parenting on Your OwnConclusion: When in Doubt, Connect