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Teaching your children when to say "yes" and when to say "no" will help them gain control of their lives. In this remarkable audio guide, two leading psychologists teach parents how to raise their kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. They explain the ins and outs of establishing family boundaries and instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. You'll learn how to set limits and still be a loving parent, bring control to an out-of-control family life, apply the 10 laws of boundaries to parenting, define legitimate boundaries for your family, and much more. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend are popular speakers, licensed psychologists, and co-hosts of the nationally broadcast New Life radio program.
©1998 Henry Cloud and John Townsend (P)1998 Zondervan

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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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Edness
  • ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, United States
  • 01-03-16

very helpful!

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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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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Voice issues.

Voice was hard to follow at times, made me sleepy. Material was great but had to listen a few times to comprehend.

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So overtly religious!!!

The information is good and sound. However, I wished I had known that it was so overtly and unnecessarily religious!! That part was very disturbing to me as I don’t see the need to credit and refer everything and every single point to “God”. Psychology, science and human behavior are sufficient to teach these skills. We do not need to rely on archaic religious beliefs and dogma.

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Fantastic well presented tutorial

Very interactive and engaging presentation . With humor in between and real life examples. Thanks a lot

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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