Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Fix-the-Way-You-Parent Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults
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Straight-talking, bestselling "Pitbull of Parenting" Larry Winget breaks new ground with a book that says "you owe it to your kids to parent with a plan".
Bestselling author Larry Winget is back with a wake-up call for parents: Good parenting has never been tougher. Well-behaved, respectful kids are increasingly the exception, not the rule. And for the most part, parents are to blame. Larry's message to parents: Teach your kids to become the best adults they can be. But your kids won't improve until you improve. Good parenting is about beginning with the end in mind, but most people parent without a plan. Winget offers step- by-step advice for instilling limits, self-discipline, and ethics in all members of the family. Your Kids Are Your Own Fault is a rescue plan that spells hope for raising a generation of productive adults we can feel proud to call "family."
If you are raising kids, READ THIS BOOK!
By Alain B. Burrese "Author, Speaker, Mediator, ... - December 28, 2009
If you look at Larry Winget and me, you wouldn't think we are very similar. I don't wear the flashy colored shirts like he does, I don't have earrings, and I do have hair. Well, looks can be deceiving, because we sure think a lot a like. I didn't really know anything about Winget until last summer when I checked out one of his books from the library. I agreed with a lot of it and ended up purchasing a few others. When I learned he had one coming out on raising kids, I looked forward to it. Now, after reading it, I agree with Winget that this is his most important book.
"Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Guide For Raising Responsible, Productive Adults" by Larry Winget should be read by anyone and everyone raising kids. Yes, I believe that! Is it because Winget is the be all and end all of parenting advice? Heck no! He'd be the first to agree with me on that. It's because he raises so many important issues in this book that need to be addressed and he provides... read more
Not a "How To..." book, a "WHY TO..." book.
By Kevin - January 4, 2010
As with Larry Winget's other books, the finger in pointing right at you in this book. Like he has stated, "Nothing gets better until you get better, and everything gets better when you get better." This time it's not just about you, it's about your kids, your friend's kids, kids you teach and other children in your family. Want better children in your life, be a better adult. It's time that parents start waking up and take a look at a toxic world when the pendulum has swung too far and our children are out of control. This book is that wake up call. I have taught children for years now and have slowly watched things get out of control. (except now things are rapidly getting out of control). Parents just let their children do whatever they want while they sit on the sidelines and ignore it. With my first child on the way, I was afraid of the world they would be growing up in. How can I prevent the influences of the media, MTV, magazines, and other children (and adults) my... read more
Eye Opening Experience
By Aubrey Garff - April 20, 2010
As the parent of 4 young children I have read many different books and listened to numerous cd's about raising, caring for and teaching my children. I have never read a book quite like Larry's. In fact I bought the book in spite of the fact that I have never read any of Larry's works and knew nothing about his approach to raising children or as Larry says "adults". From the beginning I was hooked. Here was a man that did not have M.D. or Phd. following his name writing a book about raising children and go figure he knew what he was talking about. I found Larry's writing refreshing and different from any of the other books I have read on this subject. I was relieved that someone had stepped out of the clinical approach to parenting and into the reality of parenting. I was shocked at the things that I realized I was letting my kids see, do and experience that I hadn't even thought about, such as watching evening television with me although the programming was not age appropriate... read more