Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values

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Workman Pub., 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 inspirationˇ?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 chapterˇon 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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User Review  - Melania Danciu - Goodreads

This is a book that reminds you the values you already know, with examples and explanations. I am sure it is a book which I will read from time to time just to remind me that I need to be calm, think ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Savage - Goodreads

This book is highly recommended for all new parents to help inspire values in children, and understanding the negative effects that inappropriate parenting will have on a child long-term. A must read! Read full review

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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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