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Friday, August 2, 2013

The Christian Parenting Handbook

Book Description

With advice on parenting coming from several angles, what do you listen to and what do you ignore? Develop your own biblical philosophy of parenting and use it to filter the many ideas that come your way.
In this book you’ll learn how to:
Identify character qualities to address problems
Build internal motivation
Transfer responsibility for change to the child
Teach kids to be solvers instead of whiners
Use creativity to teach your kids spiritual truths
Avoid the “boxing ring”
Envision a positive future
And much more!
With these strategies you’ll be able to move from behavior modification to a heart-based approach to parenting. Instead of relying on rewards, incentives, threats, and punishment, you’ll learn how to identify heart lessons to teach your child and implement them in practical ways.
The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, compiles fifty parenting principles that use heart-based strategies to teach you how to face daily challenges. When parents focus on the heart, kids learn to ask different questions about life. Instead of asking, “What’s in it for me?” they learn to ask, “What’s the right thing to do?” You’ll soon see how a heart-based approach to parenting looks deeper and brings about greater, lasting change.
 
My Thoughts on This Book:
 
When I heard this book was available for me to read, I couldn't wait to grab it up. I saw "50 Heart-Based Strategies For All the Stages of Your Child's Life".. The heart.. something that I've been trying to work on with my children.
 
When you parent sometimes you find yourself working solely on the outward appearances and manners. Things they do and say and we forget that we need to work on their hearts. I have two teenagers, one a boy and the other a girl and another boy that will be a teen in the not far off future. It seems when they hit the number that ends with TEEN, they shift into a totally different person. Almost like they are from another planet.. I couldn't wait to sit down and read the chapters to help me to train and teach my children to be better kids, but to help them grow into wonderful God fearing adults.
 
What I love about this book is it's not just a sit down, read cover to cover and hope you glean something out of it. No.. for me, I was able to look over the table of contents and locate the areas I need help on and dive into the chapters that best fit my family and our situation. BUT...with that said though, I highly recommend reading it all the way through because there is so much info that will benefit each and every family that reads it.. This will be on my shelf for sure...
 
 I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given

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