Raising Competent Children By Jesper Juul
Book/Novel Author: Jesper Juul
Book/Novel Title: Raising Competent Children
**A family therapist offers a new way of parenting through nurturing respect and dignity between parent and child** Jesper Juul argues that today’s families are at an exciting crossroad. The authoritarian parenting style based on obedience, conformity, and physical and emotional violence that governed traditional hierarchical families is being transformed. Here he talks about embracing a new set of values, based on the assumption that families must be built not on authoritarian force or democratic tyranny but on dignity and reciprocity between parent and child. He argues that children are competent to express their feelings from birth, and are eager to cooperate as well as assume responsibility for their personal and social behavior; and that parents must work on listening to and learning from children. With plenty of examples from everyday life, the book offers day-to-day skills on how to change negative behavior, redefining the way to look at a child’s behavior and the relationship within families. **
“Thoughtful multicultural and multinational analysis. . . . an inspiring how-to manual for anyone interested in creating families ‘in which every individual can grow and prosper.’ . . . this book will find an empathetic readership.” *Publishers Weekly*
“Highly recommend[ed] to all parents as a challenging, rewarding, and very helpful book.” Anthony E. Wolf, author, *Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall?*
### About the Author
**Jesper Juul** (1948) is a family therapist, husband, father and a grandfather. He is the author of numerous books and a renowned international public speaker. He is the founder of FamilyLab International, an organization committed to inspire parents to find new and healthier ways to become a successful family, and professionals to create more profound relationships with children and youth in their care. Jesper Juul now lives in Denmark and Croatia, and works in three continents as curriculum manager as well as trainer, educator and public speaker. After being the CEO of The Kempler Institute of Scandinavia ? offering postgraduate education in family therapy and counselling ? for almost 30 years, Jesper Juul is now devoting his time to support and educate social entrepreneurs in many countries, and to ensure that a new generation will develop his work and philosophy in new and inventive ways.