Kids Are Worth It!: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline by Barbara ColorosoThe parenting classic, now revised with new chapters, checklists, and information about todays most pressing issues regarding our children
This bestselling guide rejects quick-fix solutions and focuses on helping kids develop their own self-discipline by owning up to their mistakes, thinking through solutions, and correcting their misdeeds while leaving their dignity intact. Barbara Coloroso shows these principles in action through dozens of examples -- from sibling rivalry to teenage rebellion; from common misbehaviors to substance abuse and antisocial behavior. She also explains how to parent strong-willed children, effective alternatives to time-outs, bribes, and threats, and how to help kids resolve disputes and serious injustices such as bullying.
Filled with practical suggestions for handling the ordinary and extraordinary tribulations of growing up, kids are worth it! helps you help your children grow into responsible, resilient, resourceful adults -- not because you tell them to, but because they want to.
Jeannie Shares Her Thoughts on Not Having a Baby
Parents who regret having children speak honestly about why it was a huge mistake
Did your kid say something awesome? Stream posts on reddit. Click that to enter chatroom. Is having kids worth it, or do you ever regret your decision? I would just really appreciate opinions from some actual parents. In hindsight, it was probably a poor decision to tell my family so quickly, but I was panicked and scared and now the cats out of the bag.
She asked me the question because she was on the fence about whether she should have a baby. I remember that time in my life. I think I'm still at that time in my life. Should I have kids? But she was asking me seriously. I was her closest friend with real baby insight.
Parents who regret having children have been sharing their thoughts on Q&A website Quora, explaining why starting a family wasn't the best.
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Sorry, not worth it at all. Years - you will loose all your time - cleaning diapers, making the child eat, making it study, teaching it values - waking up at night - and doing a lot of things for it. Yes you'll see it learn, smile, grow up and you're genetically conditioned to like it. But you will not be able to play your games, go to your parties - read book or contemplate on life, or code without expecting interruptions. That is if you do not have a second child! This thing that can only cry learns to: talk, walk, read, express themselves, formulate opinions, ride a bike, conquer fears, grow etc.