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Overview In a world where civility is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, is it possible to raise respectful, well-mannered kids? You bet it is! In Respectful Kids, Dr. Todd Cartmell offers sound advice for teaching kids how to handle even the most difficult situations in a respectful, godly way.
Publishers Description Dr. Todd Cartmell's biblically based techniques equip parents to help children break disrespectful habits and instead nurture respectful behaviors.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576839842 ISBN13 9781576839843
Availability 0 units.
More About Todd Cartmell
Todd Cartmell, Psy.D., is a child psychologist with a practice in Wheaton, Illinois. The author of The Parent Survival Guide and Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry, he is married with two children. Visit his website, www.drtodd.net for parenting tips, workshop information, and more.
Todd Cartmell currently resides in Carol Stream, in the state of Illinois. Todd Cartmell was born in 1962.
Reviews - What do customers think about Respectful Kids: The Complete Guide to Bringing Out the Best in Your Child?
Teaching your kids practical ideas on how to respect Oct 9, 2008
I have three sons ages 7, 9 and almost 12. My 12 year old is entering preadolescence and the disrepect shot up sky high. I thought, could it be hormones? I was really concerned but I asked God for help. He gave me a "Focus on the Family tweens CD" that mentioned this book and its author. I was intrigued by the fast listening and slow listening but what really opened my eyes was the FLEXIBLE THOUGHTS!! I have taught my sons the flexible thoughts and its working! They were so relieved to hear of a solution to their disrespect. They just didn't know any other way. As parents we thought of giving consequences and talking through their behaviors but we needed to train our children in the way they should go regarding respect. My husband and I are using the "pour it on" technique and focusing on the "golden nuggets" of our children. I am forever grateful for this book. I am even noticing my own non-flexible thoughts and quickly changing my mind to flexible ones. Mr. Cartmell explains first the teachings of Respect and then towards the end, the consequences after you have taught them respect skills and the fork in the road technique. This books is a gem!
Logical and Spritual Apr 25, 2008
This book provided a real plan for teaching your kids to behave respectfully. The key word is teach. Unfortunately, I usually focused on the discipline aspect of parenting. This book reminded me that respectful behavior is not only earned it is also learned. The learning process takes time, patience, and love. This book is helping me to bring out the best in my child and the best in me. We still have a long journey to our goal, but I'm hopeful.
Kids don't come with instruction manuals...but advice like this sure helps! Jan 16, 2008
We had an epiphany recently in our "on the job training" as parents. After the birth of our second child, we didn't know what hit us, our daughter included. She was used to getting all of the attention and now she had to share the attention with someone else. She never objected in word...but in deed, she was objecting all over the place. Of course, we didn't know what to do with these outbursts of stubborn anger and frustration. It seemed that we were correcting her around every turn. Things were getting quite difficult and so I sought the Lord and He responded. A friend of mind lent me the book "Respectful Kids". It was a nice shift from the typical rigid-minded Christian parenting books, but not as wishy-washy as the modern, psychological nonsense advice of other secular parenting books. Rather it kindly shifted the responsibility onto the parents for "setting the example" and to seeking the gold in their children rather than the dirt. Unknowingly, we had shifted our attention from our daughter's positive behavior to almost strictly disciplining her negative behavior. The poor little thing! Once again we refocused and began to encourage her every single time she did or said something positive, and IMMEDIATELY we saw a HUGE change in her behavior, her attitude and her overall joy factor. It was incredible! It makes me just want to tell every parent out there! But, I don't praise this book for teaching us anything new. I praise God! It was God who opened my eyes to understand the truth and who gave me the desire and the strength the change. Amen!
Bingo! Jan 14, 2008
This book was extremely helpful to me as a parent of three children ages 4, 6, and 8. I was already doing most of the positive parenting concepts he recommended, but when I added in the last little concept I had been neglecting - SHAZAM, I watched with surprise and a big smile on my face as all three of my kids skyrocketed in their respect. This is a very practical book with easy to implement strategies. I have also heard great things about his other book Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry.
Respectful kids Dec 30, 2007
This book is so easy to read and understand. I am a mother of 5 children ranging from 14-4 years. I work full time so does my husband. I have had the opportunity to attend a conference where Dr. Todd did a session. His son attended the session as an assistant and he was so helpful and respectful to his father. I want others to see this love, respect and honor in my children, and this is the way. This book has hundreds of bible references. It allows you to not only look at your children but, you as a parent. I will pass this book on when I am finished.