Item description for Raising Great Kids: A Comprehensive Guide to Parenting with Grace and Truth (ZondervanGroupware) by Henry Cloud & John Townsend...
Overview A handbook for effective Christian parenting from two psychologists follows a realistic and practical middle course between strictness and leniency offering a compassionate yet principled approach to raising a child and an adult of character and spiritual grace. Original.
Publishers Description 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310235499 ISBN13 9780310235491 UPC 025986235499
Availability 0 units.
More About Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Dr. Henry Cloud is a popular speaker, psychologist, co-host of the nationally broadcast New Life Live! radio program, and co-founder of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. He is the author of many books, as well as co-author of the 2003 Retailers Choice Award-winning God Will Make a Way and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries (over 1 million copies sold). He maintains a private practice in Newport Beach, California, andlives with his wife and two children in Los Angeles."
Henry Cloud currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Henry Cloud has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Raising Great Kids?
Very helpful! Feb 27, 2006
This is a great book that helps provide guiding principles on raising kids through the different stages in their lives. This is not a "how to" raise your kids methods type of book as much as one that integrates a balanced approach to child rearing.
Possible the best child-rearing book available!! Jul 30, 1999
I loved this book. As a mother of a six month old it was a blessing to find this book. It opened my eyes to areas in my life that I needed to work on so that I will be able to teach my child when the time comes. It also gave me an outline of what I need to be mindful of as a parent raising a child. Excellent!!!
Bringing up spiritually mature children in the 90's Mar 17, 1999
This is a surprisingly in-depth outline of how to grow great young adults from little rugrats. The authors are quite adept at explaining complex ideas in straight forward layman's terms which, considering that they are both board-certified psycologists, shows they have a unique talent for communicating.
The focus of the book is on character and spiritual development. Many examples from both Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend of real life (and biblical) situations helped me understand how to take my child from a self-centered kid to a caring, responsible young adult.
Several moms have not been able to put it down when they saw it at our house. It doesn't have the flashy layout and colors of many modern books, but apparently the message is still riveting for mothers looking for encouragement and ideas.
I wish this book had been around years ago when my kids were just starting out. Still, it has become an invaluable reference for my wife and I in dealing with day-to-day family life with kids.