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Respect Your Children: A Practical Guide To Effective Parenting Paperback – March 29, 2010


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (March 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450220665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450220668
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,928,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Zeeb on April 27, 2010
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I wish that I had this book at my fingertips while raisng my children. Anyone can pick up this book and read it easily. The Table of Contents is laid out so that one can thumb right to any individyal problem.

I plan to give this book to my friends raising children. Good Book!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Douglas E. Noll on May 21, 2010
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For this edition of The Peacemaker's Bookshelf I have chosen the book "Respect Your Children: a Practical Guide to Effective Parenting," written by Jay Scott Fitter, a licensed family therapist. This book should be handed to every prospective parent as required reading before embarking on the journey of child-bearing and child-rearing. Jay has synthesized the best practices for raising children down to one simple rule: respect your child. The difficulty, of course, is in the details. Jay presents us with example after example of how communication breakdowns, inattention, inadvertence, and benign neglect lead a child to feel disrespected and alienated. As Jay points out, by early elementary school, many parents have started to damage the fragile connections between them and their kids. Kids are taken for granted or, worse, seen as little people that inconveniently get in the way or take up way too much time. Jay presents a number of ideas to help parents respect their kids, thus helping their children grow into empowered adults.

The book is divided into 10 chapters that basically trace childrearing from birth to empty nest. Each chapter has many tips and techniques that are practical and simple to implement. For example, Jay points out that respect begins at birth, if not before. Infants must be touched, held, and caressed lovingly from the time of birth in order to develop into healthy beings. The touching, caressing, and massaging is a sign of respect that, if carried through out childhood will build a powerful relationship between the parent and the child. Each part of growing up presents its own challenges to parents, especially as parents face their own challenges.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BooCoo on June 28, 2010
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This is a fantastic book for all parents but especially new parents. Learn the correct methods before irreversible damage is done to your child. Children are our most presious gift learn to respect and treat them with dignity!
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By Parentof2 on June 1, 2013
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Great book! So much good stuff I got out of this book and so many good pointers for raising all ages of children in todays day to day problems and situations that will arise when raising your children.
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