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Raising Great Kids by Setting Boundaries

Air Date 09/24/2016

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This weekend, author Joanne Kraft explains how and why parents should set healthy boundaries in the lives of their children in a discussion based on her book The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids.

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Joanne Kraft

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Joanne Kraft is a public speaker and the author of two books, The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just Too Busy – Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical. Her articles have appeared in several publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, ParentLife and Today's Christian Woman. A former 911 police dispatcher, Joanne met her husband, Paul, while dispatching him to a call. They now reside in Tennessee and have four children. Learn more about Joanne by visiting her website,