Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World
Child expert Jill Rigby reveals the dangers of the self-esteem parenting philosophy and offers an alternative approach that teaches children to respect both themselves and others.
After decades of experimenting with child-focused parenting, parents are beginning to realize that the result is often self-centered children who tend toward narcissism, selfishness, mediocrity, and dysfunction. Rigby espouses a new goal of parenting: gently bumping children off self-center and teaching them to be unselfish givers instead. Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World dares to revisit the values of compassion, forgiveness, thanksgiving, and unselfishness and insists that we can instill these values in our children.
With her encouraging approach, Rigby helps parents realize it's never too late to change their children's point of view and equip them to interact with kindness and respect in a world outside themselves. Teaching concepts, such as developing a passion for compassion, learning to give by forgiving, and filling every day with thanksgiving, Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World offers a new paradigm for parenting -- one that educates the heart and teaches moms and dads how to parent with a new end in mind.
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Review: Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed WorldUser Review - Courtney - Goodreads
I really liked this book and the practical suggestions it offered! The author writes from a Christian perspective (doctrine presented was minimal) and encourages building Godly character traits. I ... Read full review
Review: Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed WorldUser Review - Jenny - Goodreads
Not impressed. Save your time and read The Parenting Break-Through by Merilee Boyack. It talks about the same parenting ideas, but it's more practical, more specific, and less alienating to those who don't share her exact same religious beliefs. Read full review
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