Parenting with Values

12 Essential Qualities Your Children Need and How to Teach Them

Christiane Kutik; Translated by Matthew Barton

Not yet published - due 22 Mar 2018

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  • An inspiring book which suggests that strong values are what children need most to help them find their way in life
  • Each of the twelve vital values are discussed in easy-to-digest chapters with lots of practical examples to explain how each is learned or passed on from parent to child
  • Values explored include self-esteem, compassion, honesty, respect, sensibility and humour

Tells us that there are twelve essential values that will help children become happy, well-balanced and resilient people. Discusses each quality with lots of practical examples to explain how each one is learned or passed on from parent to child.

Floris Books
Parenting & Child Health
128 pages
Publication date:
22 Mar 2018


What do we, as parents, need to give our children to ensure they grow up to be happy, well-balanced and resilient people?

Parenting tutor and mother of two Christiane Kutik tells us that, above all, children need their parents to give them strong values to help them find their way in life.

Many of us consider values to be an old-fashioned concept but Kutik suggests that by fostering twelve vital values, parents can provide their children with all the tools they need to flourish, to discover the worth of non-material rewards and to have an emotionally enriching life.

Parenting with Values encourages parents to reflect on which values they want to pass on to their children. In twelve short, easy-to-digest chapters, Kutik discusses the essential qualities that children need, and explains how each one is learned and passed on from parent to child.

The twelve essential values Kutik identifies are:
-- Self-esteem
-- Compassion
-- Honesty
-- Respect
-- Sensibility
-- Humour
-- Security
-- Capacity to manage conflict
-- Independence
-- Interest in e world
-- Soulfulness
-- Connection the natural world

This engaging and readable book is filled with practical everyday examples of values in action. It will provide inspiration for parents who wish to proactively encourage positive development in their children.


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.

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