This post’s title is inspired by the wonderful works of author Barbara Coloroso, an inspirational educator on the importance of informed and loving parenting. She has written many acclaimed books on how to become a better parent or educator.
Whether you’re a parent or not, let’s all gain knowledge on how to encourage and support children and teens as they grow into adulthood. It really does take a village to raise a child and it takes all of us to help build a loving community and a peaceful world. Every single effort is worth it!
Barbara Coloroso is a bestselling author and for the past 38 years an internationally recognized speaker and consultant on parenting, teaching, school discipline, positive school climate, bullying, grieving, nonviolent conflict resolution and restorative justice. She has appeared on Oprah, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN and NPR and has been featured in the New York Times, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and other national and international publications. Her uniquely effective parenting and teaching strategies were developed through her years of training in sociology, special education, and philosophy, as well as field-tested through her experiences as a classroom teacher, laboratory school instructor, university instructor, seminar leader, volunteer in Rwanda, and mother of three grown children. Visit KidsAreWorthIt.com
She is the author of four international bestsellers:
- “Kids Are Worth It! Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids”
- “Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change”
- “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Pre-School to High School, How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence”
- “Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right: From Toddlers to Teens, Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically”
Barbara Coloroso talks about the importance of listening to kids: