Boundaries With Kids How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children


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Boundaries with Kids Copyright 1998 by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Requests for information should be addressed to: Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49530 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Cloud, Henry. Boundaries with kids : when to say yes, when to say no to help your children gain control of their lives / Henry Cloud and John Townsend. p. cm. ISBN-10: 0-310-24315-7 (Softcover) ISBN-13: 978-0-310-24315-7 (Softcover) 1. Discipline of children-United States. 2. Self-control in children-United States. 3. Parenting-United States. I. Townsend, John Sims, 1952-. II. Title. HQ770.4.C55 1998 649'.64-dc21 98-10491 All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Version. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means-electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other-except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the prior permission of the publisher. Published in association with Yates and Yates, LLP, Literary Agent, Orange, CA. Interior design by Sue Vandenberg Koppenol Printed in the United States of America 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 - 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 We want to hear from you. Please send your comments about this book to us in care of [email protected] Thank you. The Future Is Now It was a normal day, but one that would forever change my friend's parenting. We had finished dinner, and I (Dr. Cloud) was visiting with my friend, Allison, and her husband, Bruce, when she left the dinner table to do some chores. Bruce and I continued to talk until a phone call took him away as well, so I went to see if I could lend Allison a hand. I could hear her in their fourteen-year-old son Cameron's room. I walked in to a scene that jolted me. She was cheerfully putting away clothes and sports equipment and making the bed. She struck up a conversation as if things were normal: "I can't wait for you to see the pictures from our trip. It was so much-" "What are you doing?" I asked. "I'm cleaning up Cameron's room," she said. "What does it look like I'm doing?" "You are what?" "I told you. I'm cleaning up his room. Why are you looking at me like that?" All I could do was to share with her the vision in my head. "I just feel sorry for Cameron's future wife." Allison straightened up, froze for a moment, and then hurried from the room. I walked into the hall to see her standing there motionless. Not knowing what to say, I said nothing. After a few moments, she looked at me and said, "I've never thought about it that way." Nor have most of us. We parent in the present without thinking about the future. We usually deal with the problems at hand. Making it through an afternoon without wanting to send our children to an eight-year camp in Alaska seems like a huge accomplishment! But one goal of parenting is to keep an eye on the future. We are raising our children to be responsible adults. Parents interact with their children in a way that comes naturally to them. For example, Allison was by nature a "helper," and she gladly helped her son. Others have different parenting styles. Some, who are more laid back and uninvolved, leave their son's room alone. Those who are stricter inflict heavy punishment for a less than regulation-made bed. [Publisher]

Title: Boundaries With Kids How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children


Categories: Parenting,

Publisher: Zondervan,: 2001.

ISBN Number: 0310243151

Binding: Softbound

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