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By Barbara Coloroso

The parenting vintage, now revised with new chapters, checklists, and knowledge approximately modern-day so much urgent concerns relating to our children

This bestselling advisor rejects "quick-fix" ideas and specializes in supporting little ones boost their very own self-control by way of possessing as much as their blunders, considering via suggestions, and correcting their misdeeds whereas leaving their dignity intact. Barbara Coloroso indicates those rules in motion via dozens of examples -- from sibling competition to teenage uprising; from universal misbehaviors to substance abuse and delinquent habit. She additionally explains easy methods to guardian strong-willed young ones, powerful possible choices to time-outs, bribes, and threats, and the way to aid childrens unravel disputes and critical injustices reminiscent of bullying.

Filled with sensible feedback for dealing with the normal and remarkable tribulations of starting to be up, kids are worthy it! is helping you aid your kids develop into accountable, resilient, creative adults -- now not since you inform them to, yet simply because they wish to.

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THE BRICK-WALL FAMILY Children need parents who model self-discipline rather than preach it. They learn from what their parents actually do; not from what they say they do…. When parents rigidly discipline (and don’t walk what they talk), the child becomes overdisciplined…. The overdisciplined child is rigid, obsessive, overly controlled and obedient, people pleasing, and ravished with shame and guilt. —JOHN BRADSHAW, HOMECOMING In the brick-wall family the building blocks—the bricks—that are cemented together to make the family are an obsession with order, control, and obedience, a rigid adherence to rules, and a strict hierarchy of power.

11. Love is highly conditional. In order to get affection or approval, children must do as they are told, not as they would like. (“If you are well behaved, I’ll love you. ” “Look what you have done to the family name. ”) 12. Separate, strictly enforced roles. Boys learn to repress any feelings of weakness and fear appearing vulnerable. Girls learn to fear feelings of anger and to express learned helplessness. ” “Your brother will change the tire for you. ”) 13. Teach what to think, not how to think.

As we look at the three kinds of families, you will probably find a bit of your own home in each. Some illustrations will make you cringe as you recognize the dinner scene in your home last night. Others will reaffirm that, as tough as it was to make it through last week’s conflict with your teen, hanging in there was worth it. Your examination of the three types of families will encourage your growth as a parent. The keys to this process are recognizing the messages and tools you received from your own parents and are still carrying around; becoming conscious of the messages you are giving your own children, either directly or indirectly; and becoming aware of the emotional and physical environment you are creating for yourself and your children.

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