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What Do You Really Want for Your Children?

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World-famous author Wayne Dyer, the doctor who taught millions how to take charge of their own lives in the bestselling classics Your Erroneous Zones and Pulling Your Own Strings, reveals how to help your kids take charge of their own happiness.

If you have children, then you have dreams for them. You want to see them growing up happy, healthy, self-reliant, and confident i
Paperback, 480 pages
Published August 21st 2001 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1985)
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Dec 29, 2008 Leslie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: ANY PARENT!
This is THE most awesome book on parenting! It really opened my eyes to how my actions, both intentional and unintentional, help shape the personalities my children are developing. I have gifted this book to others and I, myself, have read it and re-read it...going back to it often to affirm what I've learned and am practicing.
Nov 18, 2011 Jodi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents
Decent practical advice but nothing really earth shattering. At times it was a little dated too since it was published in 1985. The letter in the front of the book by Bonnie Kippen kind of turned me off becuae she seemed to not want her children to be "good influences" or "sweet" because they would then be too indoctrinated by society and I fail to see why that is so horrible as long as a child can still be creative and enjoy themselves - we have to follow rules to survive as a society! I also d ...more
Janelle Rush
This is a fabulous book. Every teacher and parent should be required to read it. If only all children could be raised with the practices in this book. The world would certainly be a better place! Highly recommend this one. It's one you need to read more than once, too!
Apr 17, 2007 molly marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Parents everywhere!
A book that finally understand what I am trying to provide from my children - happiness, confidence and peace, not what society has deemed success!!

Dyer communicates how to raise "no-limit" kids.
Jan 31, 2010 Shana rated it it was amazing
AMAZING! We set the example and memories for children...this books shows you how to inspire and motivated children to believe that their goals are attainable - they just have to believe in themselves.
Rachel Denning
Jan 21, 2009 Rachel Denning rated it it was amazing
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Phivan Wright
Mar 19, 2008 Phivan Wright rated it really liked it
One of the best books I've read on the subject (and I've read tons).
Aug 29, 2008 Ineke rated it it was amazing
I read this book a long time ago and I still cherish it.
Jul 19, 2008 Kelley rated it it was amazing
A great book for parents of all ages.
Aug 01, 2013 Niki is currently reading it
Never can read enough parenting books.
Shirley Rose
Jul 07, 2013 Shirley Rose rated it it was amazing
every parent will enjoy
Osen Akkemik
Jun 29, 2015 Osen Akkemik rated it it was amazing
Another classic from Wayne Dyer. Not only I will keep this book next to me all the time but also I am going to recommend it to every parent, every teacher, every parent to be. As I was reading the book I realised all the things i tried to do right for my kids but also the mistakes we are making on a daily basis without realising the consequences. Thank you Wayne Dyer for your ability to articulate your wisdom so well.
Andrea Smart
Awesome methods of acquiring the wisdom to pass on to your children.

Note for Jaqueline Wilson:
This is how we (plural) are raising our orphaned Nephew Josh!!!!! Your harsh judgments of me are cruel and childish, so do please, grow up and get a partner/child of your own - rather than borrow other people's - only then can you comment on relationships!!! I love and forgive us both. xxx
Candelaria Silva
Jan 25, 2016 Candelaria Silva rated it really liked it
This book by the well-known motivational author asks parents to think about what type of people they want their children to be and to parent them accordingly. Giving children the opportunities to learn that their choices have consequences and helping them learn critical thinking to be independent and positive adults begins with the ways we parent and communicate.
I enjoyed it.
Jun 23, 2009 Judith rated it it was amazing
This is a great book not just for working with children but with working with friends and family in general. It's amazing how many mistakes we make in our relationships Feb 2009

I realized that this book can help me with my sorry childhood. My parents made the mistakes. No hugs, no encouragement, no praises, no truth about my birth, and no lots of stuff. How'd I turn out so good. Must have been all those great books I read. They left me alone and I found myself in books. I left them at 19 and mar
Tajamul Hussain
children born are as no limit individuals, with zero hang ups. It is the adults, more so the parents who in the garb of parenting carry out the attempts to straitjacket these tiny lives according to their whims. I read this book way back in 1990 when my son was born.I tried my best to implement the prescriptions from the book. Believe me I had to face embarrassment many a time. But my son who is in mid twenties and daughter that is in teens have grown largely into kind of no non sense persons, c ...more
Dec 19, 2014 M rated it it was amazing
Good questions and ideas, this book put my focus on a loving way to live around my kids.
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Kellie Arredondo
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Aug 21, 2008 Molly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents
I found this book last winter by one of my favorite authors. I really agree with most of his parenting premises. I find myself going back to it a lot to get new insights because his thinking does not come naturally to me. (I was raised in a lovingly authoritative household). I love his ideas about encouraging wellness and critical thinking.
Nov 12, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
What you really want for children you need to implement for yourself first. It is all connected...I gave it 4 stars b/c it was a bit wordy at times but great insight on how to really give your children what you really want for them and not focus on what you don't want or it will multiply...
Feb 02, 2010 Natalia rated it really liked it
I read this book (spanish version off course), few many times. Every time I learned something more than I can apply in my relationships, whit my children and whit other peopple.

Really loved it!!
Sheyla Dyer
Fantastico libro, recomendable para padres de niños de TODAS las edades..!
May 28, 2013 Tam rated it really liked it
A great read for parents.
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Wayne Walter Dyer was a popular American self-help advocate, author and lecturer. His 1976 book Your Erroneous Zones has sold over 30 million copies and is one of the best-selling books of all time. It is said to have "[brought] humanistic ideas to the masses".

He received his D.Ed. degree in counseling from Wayne State University. He was a guidance counselor in Detroit at the high school level and
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“You are entitled to it, and there are no strings attached. You must never depend on another person to “give” you happiness; that places too much of a burden on both of you. If you are truly happy inside yourself and allow the other person that same right, then you automatically bring happiness to each other without even trying, and it is a bonus because it is not expected or anticipated…it just is.” 0 likes
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