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Raising Great Kids

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What does it take to raise great kids? If you've read any books on parenting, conflicting opinions have probably left you feeling confused. Get tough! Show acceptance. Lay down the rules. Lighten up, already!

There's got to be a balance - and there is. Joining their expertise with the wisdom of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you provide both the care and acceptance that make grace real to your child and the firmness and discipline that give direction. Avoiding the twin extremes of permissiveness and over-control, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show how you can help your child cultivate six necessary character traits: attachment, responsibility, reality, competence, morality, and worship/spiritual life.

At last, here is an effective middle ground for raising up children who will handle life with maturity and wisdom. Raising Great Kids will help you equip your son or daughter to accept life's responsibilities, grow from its challenges, and freely and fully explore all that it has to offer. 

©1999 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)1999 Zondervan

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  • kalonji
  • 22-03-2012

Clinical psychologists input plus God's principles

If you could sum up Raising Great Kids in three words, what would they be?

our legacy is to leave great kids

What other book might you compare Raising Great Kids to and why?

boundaries with kids by the same authors. because the two books have a common denominator which is having children who will impact this world. And God is put at the center and play a pivotal role,parents being the actors.

What about Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend ’s performance did you like?

Dr townsend and Dr Cloud are very knowledgeable and confident in their way of presenting facts and recommendations

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole book is just amazing

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This book is an important tool for parents and parents to be

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  • xelaju
  • 09-09-2005

Great Book

These authors do a wonderful job of bringing out the psychological principles in the Bible. I would recomend this book to anyone. Obviously people who do not like books with references to the Bible will not like this book. That is not a problem with this book.

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  • NovaEra Insurance Solutions
  • 12-03-2019

Thank you for this book!

Lots of practical tips on parenting. Wisdom comes from many sources, but it won't come in without an open mind.

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  • troy loveless
  • 10-08-2018

Great Book about Parenting

Awesome Book that is a must read in this day and age. Thank you so much for your wisdom Dr Cloud and Dr Townsend.

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  • Kate
  • 02-08-2005

The Bible Bouncing got me down

I got really distracted by all the citings of the bible. Truly worthwhile points don't need to be constantly justified.

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