Family Connections

Audio Experience


Respect Based Parenting

Achieving Balance

Focusing On The End Result

Keeping Your Word

Giving Thanks

Written by Manners of the Heart founder, Jill Rigby Garner, Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World is an inspirational parenting guide that offers practical and positive steps to raising respectful, engaged, and grateful children. From media choices to how to create memorable family bonding times, this book will equip every parent wanting to raise kids who will grow up to become all they are meant to be. The audiobook is available for download as a zip archive of mp3 files.

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

Just as damaging as the historic hurricanes and devastating tsunamis, the storm of self-esteem has been blowing through our society for more than 40 years. The self-esteem movement that swept the nation in the 70s, becoming one of the foundational tenets in parenting, has decimated the character of countless children. We are now living in the after-math of its destruction. Concern about a child’s self esteem has created self-absorbed, selfish and disrespectful children and adults.

Jill Rigby’s classic, RAISING RESPECTFUL CHILDREN IN A DISRESPECTFUL WORLD, is now available with a small group study guide, to help parents and grandparents redirect the lives of their families before more lives are lost. Using her years of working with families, backed by solid research, Jill provides principles that enable parents and grandparents to reclaim the respect that has been lost by:

— Being the person you want your children to become.

— Engaging your children rather than entertaining them.

— Coaching instead of cheerleading your kids.

— Raising your children with self-respect, not self-esteem.

— Enrolling your family in the School of Respect.

Small Group Study Guide

There is a world of difference between building self-esteem or developing self-respect in your children. The result of parenting to build self-esteem? Undisciplined, rude, greedy, disrespectful, and ill-mannered children. The result of parenting to develop self-respect? Disciplined, caring, productive, respectful, and well-mannered children.

In this video, Jill offers a thoughtful discussion in the first of a series based on Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World.

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World

Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World

In her book, RAISING UNSELFISH CHILDREN IN A SELF-ABSORBED WORLD, parenting expert, Jill Rigby, helps parents develop a plan of action for setting their child’s heart in the right direction. In stark contrast to conventional thinking, Jill says, “Loving yourself doesn’t bring happiness, loving others does. Loving ourselves empties our souls and feeds our selfishness. Loving others feeds our souls and starves our selfishness.” Each chapter is a lesson in itself for parents teaching how to meet your children’s needs, not their wants by:

— Taking charge of your child

— Educating your child’s heart in forgiveness, generosity, and compassion

— Offering children an “others-centered” approach rather than a self-centered one

— Building family togetherness

— Making a difference in the world

Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World

Community Partners