Foreword 7 Introduction: Helping the Heart to Grow 11 Security 17 Self-Respect 27 Empathy 37 Capacity to Tolerate Frustration 47 Independence 57 Gratitude 65 Truthfulness 73 Interest in the World 79 A Well-Nourished Soul 87 A Sense of Beauty 95 Connection with Nature 101 Humour and Light-Heartedness 109 Notes and References 115 Index 117
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.
'This is a brilliant book... The book provides us with the opportunity to reflect and consider how to free ourselves from some of the stresses of parenting by renewing these twelve qualities within ourselves and modelling them for our children. Parenting with Values is a worthwhile journey to take for -- for grandparents and carers too!' -- New View 'These are short, easy to digest chapters filled with everyday examples of values in action. Inspiring!' -- Kindling 'This might sound like something from a Supernanny-styled television show, or a proselytizing tome about zen-like parents who do not really exist in normal life, but rest assured, it is an extremely level-headed and warm hearted book that offers a great deal to stressed parents and families... This book is short enough to be an easy read, but powerful enough to give you an insight into the parents of the children in your setting and ways that you might be able to help when it comes to essential values, such as empathy, independence, truthfulness, self-respect, and more.' -- EYE Magazine 'This very easy-to-read book highlights the importance of values... I very much like the idea of values-based parenting, and I found this book a helpful way to gently remind me where to refocus... The many anecdotes throughout the book help bring the theory into reality and show how values can be a place of strength for parents.' -- Juno Magazine