Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives

by Henry Cloud

Other authorsJohn Townsend (Author)
Paperback, 2001



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Zondervan (2001), 224 pages


Keys for establishing healthy boundaries--the bedrock of good relationships, maturity, safety, and growth for children and adults.To help their children grow into healthy adults, parents need to teach them how to take responsibility for their behavior, their values, and their lives. The authors of the Gold Medallion Award-winning book Boundaries bring their biblically-based principles to bear on the challenging task of child rearing, showing parents:* how to bring control to an out-of-control family life* how to set limits and still be loving parents* how to define legitimate boundaries for the family* how to instill in children a godly character.

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LibraryThing member librarychick
Helps parents set boundaries with their children and teach the concept of boundaries to their children.
LibraryThing member jveezer
I was told to get this book by my lawyer during my divorce preceedings because it "looked good" in court. It never came up and I never read it...mainly because the therapist who helped me through that tough time did not like my lawyer's recommendation. She preferred "The Good Divorce" and "Helping
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Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way". When it comes to my children, she seemed much more qualified in her recommendations than my lawyer. Both of those books are excellent.
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LibraryThing member deusvitae
An excellent resource for parents attempting to raise their children to have proper discipline in life. The authors do quite well at explaining how the concept of boundary formation and maintenance assists children in learning how to grow up and function in a responsible and mature way in the
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world. The authors are believers in God and provide judicious use of quotations of Scripture.

The authors' explanation of how a lack of development proper boundaries in childhood leads to various challenges in adulthood is extremely illuminating and helps provide the "big picture" of parenting and what it is all about. The principles of maintaining firm boundaries while showing empathy for the challenges they provide for the child and also the distinction between hurt and harm are also quite beneficial.

Extremely good resource-- one that every parent should consider.
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LibraryThing member texlexread
A must have for parenting.


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Physical description

224 p.; 5.47 inches


0310243157 / 9780310243151


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