Parenting with Values: 12 Essential Qualities Your Children Need and How to Teach Them
As parents, what do we need to give our children so that they grow up to be, well-balanced and resilient adults?
Parenting tutor and mother of two Christiane Kutik tells us that, above all, children need their parents to give them strong values to help them find their way in life.
Many of us consider values to be an old-fashioned concept but Kutik suggests that by fostering twelve vital values, parents can provide their children with all the tools they need to flourish, to discover the worth of non-material rewards and to have an emotionally enriching life. Parenting with Values encourages parents to reflect on which values they want to pass on to their children.
In twelve short, easy-to-digest chapters, Kutik discusses the essential qualities that children need, and explains how each one is learned and passed on from parent to child. The twelve essential values Kutik identifies are:
∞ Capacity to manage conflict
∞ Interest in the World
∞ 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 want to encourage positive development proactively in their children.
About the Author
Christiane Kutik is a mother of two, an interior designer, teacher and parenting consultant. She is a director at the IPSUM Institute in Munich, which trains parental advisors in early-years childcare. She gives lectures and seminars on practical issues relating to daily childcare and family life. She is the author of Stress-Free Parenting in 12 Steps.