Didn't I Tell You to Take Out the Trash:Techniques for Getting Kids to Do Chores Without Hassles, by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay (Golden, Colo.: Love and Logic Press, 1996).The importance of chores and tools for getting kids to do them without hassles.
Raising a Responsible Child: How Parents Can Avoid Overindulgent Behavior and Nurture Healthy Children, by Elizabeth M. Ellis (New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1995). Creative solutions to helping kids take responsibility for their own actions and earn privileges— without your stern looks and threats.
Teaching Children Responsibility, by Linda and Richard Eyre (New York: Ballantine, 1984). A must-read: the classic in teaching kids responsibility using practical and real solutions.
The Procrastinating Child: A Handbook for Adults to Help Children Stop Putting Things Off, by Rita Emmett (Toronto:Anchor Canada, 2002). A unique guide with dozens of practical ways to help your kid stop putting off what they are responsible for doing NOW.
Pick Up Your Socks . . . and Other Skills Growing Children Need, by Elizabeth Crary (Seattle,Wash.: Parenting Press, 1990).Well-structured content for parents to assist their kids in developing skills and then developing self-motivation.
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.