Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values

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Workman Publishing, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Dorothy Law Nolte, a lifelong teacher and lecturer on family dynamics, presents a simple but powerful guide to parenting the old-fashioned way: instilling values through example. Dr. Nolte-s inspirationo?Children Learn What They Live, O the celebrated poem she wrote in 1954. Written with psychotherapist Rachel Harris, each of the 19 couplets of the poem is developed into a chapteroon jealousy, shame, praise, recognition, honesty, fairness, tolerance, and more. Positive, realistic, filled with a rare common sense, it is a book to help parents find their own parenting wisdom, and to raise children with a surer, steadier, more understanding hand.

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Review: Children Learn What They Live

User Review  - Maya Kenova - Goodreads

The book provides valuable tips on how to approach different situations most parents (even teachers) face with regards to kids. It features short examples, as case studies, that help the reader ... Read full review

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User Review  - Akbar Rahman - Goodreads

The general message makes sense, but some of the examples used are dated. Read full review

Contents

If children live with criticism
3
If children live with fear
25
If children live with pity
37
If children live with ridicule
49
If children live with jealousy
59
If children live with shame
69
If children live with encouragement
83
If children live with praise
107
If children live with approval
127
If children live with recognition
139
If children live with sharing
149
If children live with honesty
163
If children live with fairness
181
If children live with kindness and consideration
193
If children live with security they learn
203
If children live with friendliness
213

If children live with acceptance
119

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About the author (1998)

Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D. is a lifelong teacher and lecturer on family life education, and is the author of the poem "Children Learn What They Live," which has been translated into 20 languages and is used the world over by parents and educators. The mother of three, grandmother of three, and great grandmother of five, she lives and works in southern California.

Rachel Harris, L.C.S.W., Ph.D., is a psychotherapist who completed postgraduate training in family therapy and parenting education. She lives with her teenage daughter in Princeton, New Jersey. Rachel has know Dorothy Law Nolte for almost 30 years as teaching associates and co-workers.

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