Boundaries with Kids

Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Yes, you CAN say no to your child and still be a loving parent. Discover how boundaries make parenting better today!

What the award-winning, bestselling Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend provide the help and guidance you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions.

With wisdom and empathy, they take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.

Learn how to: 

  • set limits and still be a loving parent
  • bring control to an out-of-control family life
  • apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
  • define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids
  • . . . and much more!

Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - dating, marriage, raising teenagers, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.

©1998 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)1998 Zondervan

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very good

I needed this! I didn't learn hardly any of this growing up.

The authors gave me principles... and also examples to help me visualize these abstract ideas in everyday life. Very good teaching!

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Way too abridged

Felt like it was missing something. I read the hard copy of boundaries in marriage and thought it was dead on accurate. With two small boys, thought this would be a good listen. I was mistaken. To truly absorb any lessons, I need applicable examples, repetition, and a good story line. This was like listening to a couple of college lectures.

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very helpful!

Great listen for parents who are trying to find a balance between tough love and freedom for their children.

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Not the same book

If you're expecting a recorded version of the book, it's not even close. A real disappointment and waste of a credit.

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Taking some of the frustration out of parenting

I appreciate the fact that the outcome of successful boundaries is discussed. This book points out the reasons to stand firm and an idea of which battles to pick all for the sake of your child's development. It focuses on how to help your child grow in healthy emotional and moral ways.

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I wish I'd read this book years ago!

This is hands-down the best book I've ever read read on parenting. I wish I'd read it years ago. Thank you to the authors for their wonderful work here.

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excellent resource, but too short.

great book that adds specifics to parenting from the original boundaries book. IMO, this book could be expanded with more examples, and points made more applicable. helps you recognize patterns in your own parenting that lead to problems in the future.

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Must read for parents!

Now I understand it’s normal certain behaviors are normal and I can help my children to get more mature, loving and responsible!

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Prayers for misfit children

Would have liked more active examples of dealing with teens and adult children. It is good to read for all ages of children, but need more depth and examples of dealing with tantrums and adult tantrums. My Step kids are nightmares and at 36 and 37 nothing works. Prayer seems to be the only answer. I also need more to act on.

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Great!

Get your pen and paper ready! Wonderful listen with a lot of actionable information. As a father of young children I'm pleased to have this training in my parenting tool belt.

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  • Mrs H
  • 11-29-18

Best Parenting Book

Although this recording isn’t the best quality, this book is so good. It’s clear, concise and gives specific strategies to use to help set healthy boundaries with your children. I’ve not read a better parenting book. Plus it’s helped me recognize weaknesses in boundaries in myself! Highly recommend!!!!

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  • beliveitbeit
  • 12-20-17

Great advice

Great advice, would be great to have more practical ways to apply the advice but that may be in the unabridged version which wasn't available to me. It will help me to be more firm with my kids about what they can and can't do, and stick to it! Thank you.

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  • 02-08-19

Definitely worth a read even if you aren't religious. good tools to put into place

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  • 05-10-18

Every parent should read/listen to this book.

Brilliant, eye opening in areas We haven't come across yet! I'll be recommending this to ALL our friends with kids.

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  • Chris
  • 09-12-16

Great but too short

Good advice but felt it was cut off and incomplete. Advise reading the full version