Raising Accountable Kids: How to Be an Outstanding Parent Using the Power of Personal Accountability
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Based on his book, QBQ: The Question Behind the Question, John Miller and wife Karen bring the premise of personal accountability into the role of parenting in this new book, Raising Accountable Kids. By asking the right kind of questions parents practice personal accountablility in their role as parents and model it for their children. Using commentary, observation, advice, and discussion questions, the book helps parents improve as parents and create happy, healthy families for a lifetime.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: TarcherPerigee
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.30 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0143130021
ISBN-13: 9780143130024

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How often have we heard complaints like these?

"Why don’t my kids do what I say?"
"Who made the mess in here?"
"When will my teen make better choices?"

These are the kinds of questions that parents ask that lead not only to complaining, but to victim thinking, procrastination, and blaming. The solution: Learn to parent the QBQ® way – and bring personal accountability to life within our families.

Based on the same concepts that have made John Miller’s signature work, QBQ: The Question Behind the Question, an international bestseller over the last decade, Raising Accountable Kids provides the tool called the QBQ or The Question Behind the Question that will help every parent look behind questions such as "Why won’t my kids listen?" or "When will they do what I ask?" to find better ones—QBQs—like "What can I do differently?" or "How can I improve as a parent?" This simple but challenging concept turns the focus – and responsibility – back to parents and to what they can do to make a difference.

With thoughtful commentary, observation, and advice, illustrated with engaging and memorable anecdotes that are the hallmarks of John Miller’s previous books, Raising Accountable Kids provides all moms and dads with the means and inspiration to be more effective parents – as well as teach their children how to practice their own brand of personal accountability – to create a happy, healthy family for a lifetime.  

Author Bio

John G. Miller is the author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Flipping the Switch, and Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional. John and his daughter Kristin E. Lindeen coauthored The QBQ! Workbook. John is a Cornell University graduate and the founder of QBQ, Inc., a training firm dedicated to "Helping Organizations Make Personal Accountability a Core Value." Learn more at QBQ.com.

Karen G. Miller
has served as a mentor to other moms in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSNext. She has held leadership positions in Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and taught parenting classes at Champa House, a home for single moms sponsored by the Denver Rescue Mission. Karen was a registered nurse for sixteen years. She now spends her time helping young parents raise accountable kids and reveling in grandmotherhood.

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