Stoney Creek, CT, original photographby Herb Rosenfield
Learning Calmness and Serenity







Click here to download a copy of the Ten Commandments of Successful Parenting

From CARING PARENTS: A Guide to Successful Parenting
A book, in progress, by Herbert Jay Rosenfield, ACSW, LCSW, BCD

  1. You shall raise your child, firstly, as a ‘human being’ and, secondly, as a ‘boy’ or ‘girl’!
  2. You shall build your child’s self-esteem — through appropriate praise, attention, and encouragement
  3. You shall give your child gradual independence — through appropriate opportunities for growth, exploration, and experimentation!
  4. You shall give your child comfortable boundaries – by age-appropriate limits which are clearly state and consistently applied!
  5. You shall give your child an understanding of his feelings — through opportunities and assistance to express his own feelings verbally!
  6. You shall teach you child healthy attitudes and factual information about ‘human sexuality’ in an age-appropriate and sensitive manner!
  7. You shall teach your child to be responsible to others beyond himself — by age-appropriate opportunities to be a contributing member of the family!
  8. You shall demonstrate respect for your child by the manner in which you act to and speak to her!
  9. You shall assist your child to attain a ‘balanced lifestyle’ by exposure to and encouragement to participate in a variety of interest areas and activities!
  10. You shall teach you child how to behave by your own ‘role-modeling’, communicating positive expectations by example!
    © Herbert Jay Rosenfield 1985, 1993, 2000, 2007