Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times

Take Back Your Kids Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times Childhood may be changing but todays cable ready all too worldly kids are still just kids and should be treated that way William J Doherty does not want to recreate childhood as it was in simpler ti

  • Title: Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times
  • Author: William J. Doherty
  • ISBN: 9781893732070
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • Childhood may be changing, but todays cable ready, all too worldly kids are still just kids and should be treated that way William J Doherty does not want to recreate childhood as it was in simpler times, he merely wants to help parents adapt to the changes and create an even better future Dohertys new book, Take Back Your Kids, offers a blueprint to do just that Too oChildhood may be changing, but todays cable ready, all too worldly kids are still just kids and should be treated that way William J Doherty does not want to recreate childhood as it was in simpler times, he merely wants to help parents adapt to the changes and create an even better future Dohertys new book, Take Back Your Kids, offers a blueprint to do just that Too often, Doherty believes, parents merely provide services and opportunities for children, who in turn consider themselves consumers of parental services Hierarchy has diminished Parents regularly make sacrifices in time and money they perceive to benefit their children Take Back Your Kids shows occasionally saying no to a childs wish, denying a costly and time consuming opportunity, allows for meaningful family moments together at meals, church services and volunteer activities Take Back Your Kids gives parents a clear picture of what they should expect from themselves and their children Doherty describes the skills necessary to be a confident parent the importance of firm boundaries on behavior, an understanding of when to be flexible, and the courage to express constructive anger and endure the consequences A good parent may be unpopular from time to time, but children respect and appreciate the exercise of authority in the context of loving family relationships Doherty concedes that maintaining those relationships may be difficult amid modern media distractions and fractured families Take Back Your Kids describes how to monitor media exposure in a culture of constant television and Internet literate eight year olds He explains why responsible fatherhood may be the most untapped resource in raising children And he offers advice for co parents, single parents and step parents alike to transcend their individual situations and discover the path to loving, respectful and productive relationships with their children.

    One thought on “Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times”

    1. Reviewed in my parenting class. Some of the chapters include: Unplugging your kid: Media and Child Reading, Confident parenting in stepfamilies, confident single parenting, Expecting Respect, Confident Parenting in two-parent families.

    2. Every parent should read this book. It's really fantastic. There are also chapters for single parents and second marriages.

    3. I liked the premise of the book. It is a a quick read -and agood reminder . I do think he could have really summerized the entire book in a chapter though. worth a quick read for a reminder.

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