No Parent or Educator Can Afford to Ignore This Groundbreaking Work!
Bestselling authors H. Stephen Glenn and Jane Nelsen have helped hundreds of thousands of parents raise capable, independent children with Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. On its tenth anniversary, this parenting classic returns with fresh, up-to-date information to offer you inspiring and workable ideas for developing a trusting relationship with children, as well as the skills to implement the necessary discipline to help your child become a responsible adult.
Those who think in terms of leniency versus strictness will be surprised. This book goes beyond these issues to teach children to be responsible and self-reliant—not through outer-directed concerns, such as fear and intimidation, but through inner-directed behavior, such as feeling accountable for one's commitments. Inside, you'll discover how to instill character-building values and traits in your child that last a lifetime.
"During these turbulent days when families are in disarray and children are getting the short end of the stick, this book can be very helpful to parents who are struggling to bring up self-reliant children. Even after raising five of my own and becoming a grandfather for the seventh time, I got some new ideas out of it!"—Art Linkletter
"An inspiring, workable formula for developing closeness, trust, dignity, and respect . . . a real gem."—Becky Ridgeway, School Social Worker
Table of Contents
1. Families in Transition
2. Lost in the Shuffle
3. Working with Perception
4. Developing Strong Perception of Personal Capabilities
5. Fostering Perceptions of Personal Significance
6. Fostering Perceptions of Personal Influence over One's Life
7. Fostering Strong Intrapersonal Skills
8. Fostering Strong Interpersonal Skills
9. Fostering Strong Systemic Skills
10. Fostering Strong Judgmental Skills
11. A Blueprint for Success
12. The Price of Change
Appendix: A Summary of Relevant Research and Experience
About H. Stephen Glenn
H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D., is the coauthor of the bestselling classic Raising Self-Reliant Children (Prima) and the president of Capabilities, Inc., a company that provides resources and materials for business and industry, human services, and education and family life.
About Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., coauthor of the bestselling Positive Discipline series, is a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist. Her books have sold over a million copies. She lives in Salt Lake City.