The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children

Steven W. Vannoy

The best-selling book that offers fabulous solutions to many parenting and relationship questions. It includes astonishingly simple and effective methods of developing priceless qualities and principles in children. These concepts are being used in homes, classrooms and board rooms across the country because they are based on proven leadership methods that build individuals versus tearing them down.

Educators say it has helped their teaching by re-inspiring them to their mission, and giving them tools to meet this great responsibility. Many have adopted it as a training manual for classroom management and parent-teacher conferences.

Steven W. Vannoy

Founder and Executive Facilitator

Steven W. Vannoy, author, speaker and facilitator, founded Verus Global in 1990 with a vision to build resilient work cultures, more productive teams, and a higher quality of life for all. Now, with more than 40 years of business leadership experience, Vannoy is a recognized expert in building the strength of corporations internationally, and also creating sustainable, healthy cultures in workplaces, communities and families.

In addition to facilitating sessions with top corporate teams around the world, Vannoy and CEO Craig Ross are working on a series of leadership books, the first, Stomp the Elephant in the Office, was released in 2008. Stomp follows the best-selling book, The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give my Children (Simon & Schuster), written by Steve and published in 1994. Still in print, the later book has sold over a half-million copies worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages.

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The greatest gift you can give your children is to read this book and use the powerful principles it teaches.
– Jack Canfield author of Chicken Soup for the Soul 

These concepts are as vital to shaping your child(ren)’s future as a solid foundation is to building a house. The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children offers astonishing, simple, effective methods of imparting priceless values to our children.
– Doug Krug, author of Enlightened Leadership

A wonderful way to encourage your children to develop their own character –from integrity to humor!
– Spencer Johnson, M.D. coauthor, The One Minute Manager; author, Value Tales for Children

Calling all parents—Finally, a real person, a parent, delivers the answers. Steven Vannoy identifies the questions and gives fabulous solutions. Where was he when I had little ones?
– Judith Briles author of The Confidence Factor and Woman to Woman

The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children is more informative to parents than Dr. Spock or Sesame Street in helping children develop into self-directed and capable adults.
– David Hartenbach, superintendent, Aurora Public Schools