Books to Help Raise Responsible Children

 Are you a parent interested in raising emotionally and financially responsible children? Then check out the titles below.

P.E.T. cover Positive Discipline for Preschoolers Duct Tape Parenting cover Everything Emotional Intelligence for Children Book cover Raising Financially Fit Kids cover

Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children by Thomas Gordon:  This is the revised addition of an old favorite of many enthusiastic readers, which aims to teach parents to use better communication and less permissiveness to encourage children to own and solve their own problems.  The P.E.T. methods will allow the child to become more responsible in a loving and nurturing environment, resulting in less tantrums and conflict.

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Their Early Years--Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful by Jane Nelsen, Cheryl Erwin, and Roslyn Ann Duffy: This book will teach you how to use kind and firm methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful. 

Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids by Vicki Hoefle:  Also available as an e-book.  The author champions an interesting yet effective approach: “for parents to sit on their hands, stay on the sidelines, even if duct tape is required, so that the kids step up.”  It can be difficult to hold back from immediately satisfying your child’s needs or wants, but the author advocates that is the way to raise responsible kids.

The Everything Parent's Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children: How to Raise Children Who Are Caring, Resilient, and Emotionally Strong by Korrel Kanoy:  Also available as an e-book.  A child's emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. This hands-on guide shows you exactly how to promote core EI skills in your children, and provides you with all you need to help them achieve their greatest potential.

Raising Financially Fit Kids by Joline Godfrey:  Also available as an e-book.  This book advises how to raise your children so they will save money and be able to cope financially in life.  It lays out activities that you can do with your child to help prepare him/her for the financial challenges that lie ahead.

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