The Christian Parenting Handbook
50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child's Life
With advice onparenting coming from several angles, what do you listen to and what do youignore? Develop your own biblical philosophy of parenting and use it to filterthe 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 behaviormodification to a heart-based approach to parenting. Instead of relying on rewards, incentives, threats, andpunishment, you’ll learn how to identify heart lessons to teach your child and implement them in practical ways.
The ChristianParenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, founders of theNational Center for Biblical Parenting, compiles fifty parenting principlesthat use heart-based strategies to teach you how to face daily challenges. Whenparents 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 howa heart-based approach to parenting looks deeper and brings about greater,lasting change.
The daily interaction you have with your children can impactthem for the rest of their lives. With these fifty heart-based strategies,you’ll develop your own biblical philosophy of parenting and gain perspective,greater motivation, and confidence that you’re moving in the right direction.As you envision a positive future for your children, they’ll experience hopeand direction and you will too. Start applying these principles today!
- Thomas Nelson, April 2013
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