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Raising Respectful Children

Special Guest: Jill Rigby, accomplished speaker, columnist, television personality, family advocate, and founder of Manners of the Heart Community Fund

Jill Rigby, author of Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World, gives advice from the heart as she provides parents with ideas for raising children who are caring, self-giving and compassionate. Make a big difference in this world, one child at a time, and start by listening to this show!

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Podcast Index:
00:43 Intro: Raising Respectful Children
02:02 Listener: Donate to Others
13:27 Listener: School Can Be Cruel
15:35 Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect
19:34 Windows NOT Mirrors
24:57 Caring Role Models
30:33 Can You Teach Compassion
37:40 Coach Don't Cheerlead
40:46 Closing Comments
42:41 Closing Track: Excuse Me

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About Jill Rigby

Jill Rigby is an accomplished speaker, columnist, television personality, family advocate, and founder of Manners of the Heart Community Fund, a nonprofit organization bringing a return of civility and respect to our society.

Whether equipping parents to raise responsible children, encouraging the education of the heart, or training executives in effective communication skills, Jill's definition of manners remains the same -- an attitude of the heart that is self-giving, not self-serving.

She is the proud mother of twin sons who testify to her contagious passion.

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

Book Chapters
Chapter 1: What Went Wrong?
Chapter 2: Where Have All the Parents Gone?
Chapter 3: Enroll in the School of Respect
Chapter 4: Stress Purpose, Not Performance
Chapter 5: Coach; Don’t Cheerlead
Chapter 6: Set Boundaries without Building Walls
Chapter 7: Use Discipline, Not Punishment
Chapter 8: Shield Your Treasures from the Trash: Magazines, Books, and Music
Chapter 9: Shield Your Treasures from the Trash: Movies, TV, Video Games, and the Internet
Chapter 10: Engage; Don’t Entertain
Chapter 11: Teach Gratefulness, Not Greediness
Chapter 12: Listen to the Children

Description of Book:

Many children today have no respect - for others or for themselves. Today’s kids are angry and rebellious at rates higher than any other generation. They are the first generation to do worse psychologically, socially and economically than their parents.  They behave liberally without fear of consequence or authority.

Jill Rigby provides parents with a proactive guide to combat these negative influences in society. Her goal is to guide parents in raising children who are respectful, engaged, and grateful.

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World is an essential tool for parents who want to foster strong values within their children. Jill offers sound advice from the heart as she motivates parents to take back control and re-establish the standards that have been slowly disappearing from the lives of many children.

People do nice things everyday. They're here to prove it.

Helpful Resources:

Greater Good Science Center
One section, "For Parents: The Science of Raising Happy Kids" helps busy parents raise happy and emotionally literate kids.

Generation Rude
Etiquette Errors and Remedies (instant messaging, cell phones, text messaging); Teens and Technology; and Technomanners for Parents

Teaching Kids to Care
How Do You Raise a Happy, Healthy, Caring Child in Today's World?
Every parent strives to raise a healthy child. Teaching children to care, not only about themselves, but also about others, is one of the surest ways to help kids maintain good health through being happy and well adjusted.

A safe haven from rudeness, rage and stress. Kids' etiquette, children's good manners at the table, on the telephone, polite kids, teaching respect, financial etiquette, good sportsmanship, help for parents and teachers from the experts, and a surprise from a famous 16-year-old schoolboy.

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo F. Buscaglia