Kids Are Worth It!

nothing you do for children is wasted 450This 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

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:

Author: Gina Day

I enjoy gathering uplifting things for sharing, with hopes of brightening the day.

10 thoughts on “Kids Are Worth It!”

  1. Thank you for the resources and reminders, Gina. I like to think kids are worth it. After all, I once was one–and still am in many ways. ;-D! Seriously, our three kids sure turned out to be worth it. And now with grandchildren here and on the way, life just keeps getting better and better.

    1. I am so happy for you my friend! While my sons are only in their twenties and haven’t settled down yet, I do look forward to grandchildren, God willing 🙂
      Thank you for your visits and comments, always.
      Hugs, Gina

  2. Sadly, too many people have kids and don’t properly parent; the only involvement is yelling at them or worse, and ignoring their needs completely. It’s 365/24/7 and if you don’t want to do it right, you shouldn’t do it at all. (which is not a popular point of view). I hope your post gets read by those that need to!

    1. I too hope this idea of seeking advice and learning aids to become a more informed parent reaches out to those who could benefit from it. Too many people still think, well this is how my parents did it and I turned out alright! While that may be true, parenting is such a challenging AND important role it’s really worth the time and effort to learn some skills. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Thank you for very beautiful blog and also for the tips. I was really inspired by your words and I am very glad to have come across your post. I will try to find and read the books that you’ve recommended. I would love to live a life that is in perfect harmony with my child. 🙂

    1. Hello Janet, and Welcome! I am truly touched by your kind comments. I believe raising healthy and well adjusted children and teenagers is worth every effort. I have immensely enjoyed visiting your well made blog and I deeply respect your gift of writing. You have honored me greatly by including a link to this post of mine in your post titled ‘The Price to Pay for Having Children’. I can see we’re on the same wave-length! 😀 Blessings, Gina

    1. Thanks for this wonderful comment, and yes – even after our children are grown, we can still continue to learn about HOW to help raise children in the kindest and most effective way even if just to offer support and encouragement for any children we may be around (and for grandkids someday).

  4. Wow, thank you for the great resources! I’m always looking for great parenting books, as children are constantly changing, they allow their parents a great opportunity to keep learning! Love your inspiring words!

    1. Hello and thanks for this wonderful comment! I really like how you point out that since they are constantly changing, they allow us the great opportunity to keep on learning. Excellent point! Cheers, Gina

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