Synopses & Reviews
The parenting classic, now revised with new chapters, checklists, and information about today's most pressing issues regarding our children
This bestselling guide rejects "quick-fix" solutions and focuses on helping kids develop their own self-discipline by owning up to their mistakes, thinking through solutions, and correcting their misdeeds while leaving their dignity intact. Barbara Coloroso shows these principles in action through dozens of examples -- from sibling rivalry to teenage rebellion; from common misbehaviors to substance abuse and antisocial behavior. She also explains how to parent strong-willed children, effective alternatives to time-outs, bribes, and threats, and how to help kids resolve disputes and serious injustices such as bullying.
Filled with practical suggestions for handling the ordinary and extraordinary tribulations of growing up, kids are worth it! helps you help your children grow into responsible, resilient, resourceful adults -- not because you tell them to, but because they want to.
About the Author
Barbara Coloroso is the author of the international bestseller Kids Are Worth It!
She is an internationally recognized speaker on parenting, teaching, positive school climate, nonviolent conflict resolution and grieving. For the past thirty years, she has enriched the lives of hundreds of thousands through her speeches, seminars, and award-winning audio and video programs. Her uniquely effective parenting strategies were developed over the course of her years of training in sociology, special education, philosophy, and theology, and they have been field-tested through her experience, as a mother of three grown children, classroom teacher, and University instructor. She lives with her husband in Littleton, Colorado.