Item description for Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values by Rachel Harris & Dorothy Law Nolte...
Overview The author of the well-known, 1954 poem, "Children Learn What They Live," and a psychotherapist offer practical yet inspirational ways to handle the topics mentioned in the poem--such as shame, honesty, and tolerance--with their children. Original.
Publishers Description Dorothy Law Nolte, a lifelong teacher and lecturer on family dynamics, presents a simple but powerful guide to parenting the old-fashioned way: instilling values through example. Dr. Nolte-s inspirationo?Children Learn What They Live, O the celebrated poem she wrote in 1954. Written with psychotherapist Rachel Harris, each of the 19 couplets of the poem is developed into a chapteroon jealousy, shame, praise, recognition, honesty, fairness, tolerance, and more. Positive, realistic, filled with a rare common sense, it is a book to help parents find their own parenting wisdom, and to raise children with a surer, steadier, more understanding hand.
Citations And Professional Reviews Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values by Rachel Harris & Dorothy Law Nolte has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 04/20/1998 page 62
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Studio: Workman Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.12" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 5, 1998
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
ISBN 0761109196 ISBN13 9780761109198 UPC 019628109194
Reviews - What do customers think about Children Learn What They Live?
Children Learn What They Live May 2, 2008
This book came within three days of ordering. I already have the book but bought it for a gift.
They Really do!! Jan 12, 2007
It's up to us to teach by example.... who knew? Please read if you have kids. An easy read, not novel-ish, more article-ish. Very nice book.
Wonderfully insightful Jul 26, 2006
This one is a keeper. I find it inspiring and insightful ~~ and not condemning ~~ just helpful. It is encouraging and wonderfully short so if you're busy and don't have a lot of time to read it, it's perfect for you. It is also a book that you can keep in your library as your kids grow older and then pass it onto them when they start raising their own children.
Parenting isn't easy and sometimes, these parenting books can be overwhelming and can make the reader feel inadequate because there are times when nothing works. This book is a gentle reminder that we aren't alone in our struggles and yes, our behavior does teach our children the things to do or not to do. However, this book also give you insights on what your child might be thinking or feeling and sometimes, offer you practical solutions for your child to put to practice. Life isn't perfect but having stability in the family life is very important as well as parents who try to model thoughtfulness and sincerity in everything they do.
It is a little book but it sure packs a lot of thoughtful insights. I wish I had this book when the boys were in their terrible threes. But now that I have it, I plan to cherish it for as long as I need it and pass it onto their children.
Children Live What They Learn Mar 7, 2006
I bought this for my niece who is pregnant. It's a wonderful book and should remind anyone who reads it that they have to teach by example.
For Every Parent !!!! Jun 21, 2005
I discovered Nolte's parenting books from a glowing review in the Orlando Sentinel. I'd always loved her poem that evolved into these books. Whenever I see a parent ridiculing a child or shaming them, I wish they knew the poem. Hopefully these books will reach a whole new generation of parents and help them become better role models for their children. "If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence." This book will make a great baby shower present (wrapped in with a rattle or other item).