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Parenting with Values 12 Essential Qualities Your Children Need and How to Teach Them by Christiane Kutik


128 pp.  
5 1/8" x 7 7/8"

Floris Books

Published:  May 2018

As parents, what do we need to give our children to ensure they grow up to be happy, well balanced, and resilient? Christiane Kutik, a parenting tutor and mother of two, tells us that children, above all, need their parents to give them strong values that help them find their way in life.

Many of us consider “values” to be an old-fashioned concept. However, Kutik suggests that, by fostering twelve vital values, parents can provide their children with all the tools needed to flourish, to discover the worth of nonmaterial rewards. and to have an emotionally enriching life.

Parenting with Values encourages parents to reflect on choosing the values they want to pass on to their children. In twelve short, accessible chapters, Kutik discusses the essential qualities that children need, and explains how each is learned and passed on from parent to child. The twelve essential values Kutik identifies are:

  • Self-esteem
  • Honesty
  • Sensibility
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Humor
  • Security
  • Capacity to manage conflict
  • Independence
  • Interest in the World
  • Soulfulness
  • Connection to the Natural World

This engaging and readable book is filled with practical everyday examples of values in action. It provides inspiration for parents who wish to proactively encourage positive development in their children.