Raising Competent Children

A new way of developing relationships with children

By: Jesper Juul


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Published: Jul/12 (AU/NZ), Jul/12 (UK)

Jesper Juul argues that today s families are at an exciting crossroad. The authoritarian parenting style based on obedience, conformity, and physical and emotional violence that governed traditional hierarchical families is being transformed. In this international best-selling book Jesper Juul talks about embracing a new set of values, based on the assumption that families must be built not on authoritarian force or democratic tyranny but on dignity and reciprocity between parent and child. Children are competent to express their feelings from birth, and they are eager to co-operate as well as assume responsibility for their personal and social behaviour. As parents we must work on listening to and learning from our children. When our children s behaviour makes us feel less than valuable, then it is often because we are. Raising competent children is well-written and easy to read. There are plenty of examples from everyday life. Jesper Juul is a renowned international authority on the family, and his book challenges parents to see the years with their children as an exciting time of growth and development for the whole family.

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ISBN: 9781921878763

Published: Jul/12 (AU/NZ), Jul/12 (UK)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 210 mm  x  135 mm

Extent: 272 pages

Rights Sold: China

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About The Author

Jesper Juul

Jesper Juul

Family therapist, Author

Jesper Juul LIVES: Copenhagen, Denmark/Zagreb, Croatia

Jesper Juul 1948) is a family therapist, husband, father and a grandfather. He is the author of numerous books and a renowned international public speaker. He is the founder of FamilyLab International, an organisation committed to inspire parents to find new and healthier ways to become a successful family, and professionals to create more profound relationships with children and youth in their care.

Jesper Juul now lives in Denmark and Croatia, and works in three continents as curriculum manager as well as trainer, educator and public speaker.

After being the CEO of The Kempler Institute of Scandinavia — offering postgraduate education in family therapy and counselling — for almost 30 years, Jesper Juul is now devoting his time to support and educate social entrepreneurs in many countries, and to ensure that a new generation will develop his work and philosophy in new and inventive ways.

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