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Course: Boundaries with Kids
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

CE Credit Hours: 9
Fee: $45

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I gained a lot from this book and it was a very productive beneficial way for me to obtain CEs! - Melanie, LCSW, Michigan

I've had the book and couldnt get around to reading it. Now it will help me with families; not to mention my six and my three year old. The concepts brought me a lot of clarity not only on parenting but the importance on boundaries for good mental and relational health. - Stephen, LMHC, Washington


Boundaries with Kids emerged from the award-winning boundary work of Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. Indeed, the same premise is the foundation for all the books: boundaries are similar to property lines, they help people figure out what belongs to them and what belongs to someone else. From a Christian foundation the authors provide boundary principles and encourage clinicians and parents to apply them in age appropriate ways. Numerous helpful examples illustrate how to set boundaries so children will take ownership of their behavior, feelings and attitudes.

Clinicians will find this book helpful when working with parents and children. Some of the issues aptly addressed are:

  • Why children need boundaries
  • Why children need parents with boundaries
  • How to help children take responsibility for their lives
  • Why and how to set up reality consequences
  • Teaching the difference between it's hard and I can't
  • The difference between loving and rescuing
  • How to win over whining
  • Helping children respect the 'no' of others
  • Modeling proactive boundaries for children
  • Teaching your child to be active (take initiative) not passive
  • Raising an honest child
Boundaries With Kids stands on its own and there is no need for clinicians to have read other boundary literature to benefit from this book. It seems practitioners working with children and or parents would greatly appreciate this simple, yet thorough, childrearing guide.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the Christian literature and principles about boundaries with children
  • Help parents envision what character in their children would look like
  • Define the ten principles of boundaries that children need to know
  • Help parents understand the six steps to implementing boundaries with their children

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The book is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend graduated with doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University. They are the best-selling coauthors of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winning, Boundaries and Boundaries in Marriage. Other books include How People Grow, Boundaries in Dating and Boundaries with Kids.

Drs. Cloud and Townsend are in private practice in Newport Beach California. They are the cofounders of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. As popular speakers and consultants, they are frequently on the road and host the national radio program, New Life Live! In addition to coauthoring, they enjoy making individual contributions with such works as Changes That Heal by Dr. Cloud and Hiding from Love by Dr. Townsend.

For more additional information about Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend's various seminars, conferences and speaking schedules, please contact them at: