Description : Raising kids of character is a daunting task, so there’s no better time to start than when they’re young! The first few years of life is the most critical period of growth and development. Infants start the process of trusting the love of Mom and Dad and God, toddlers begin experiencing freedom and responsibility, and children start understanding how to function in the real world. In short, this is the period in which a child’s soul is developed. As a parent, you are right at the center of that process. It’s impossible to overestimate how important a role you play in rearing your child. As the Bible teaches, God shows us how to trust in him even at my mother’s breast (Psalm 22:9). But most parents feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the job. With so many things to worry about, how do you know the real tasks and goals of parenting? Many moms and dads become discouraged or don’t know where to start. We wrote Raising Great Kids and developed this curriculum to help you. In this video curriculum just as in the book we offer you a structure for approaching parenting. We provide a road map for creating character in your children the ability to function as God designed them to function in the world. The biblical principles set forth in the book apply to all ages and stages of kids, so you can use them as a guide for all the years you parent. This video curriculum, however, deals specifically with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It addresses, in a practical, hands-on manner, situations and issues you encounter with children five years old and younger. Our goal is to help empower parents of these children moms and dads like you to become intentional and effective in your parenting. We’re glad you’ve decided to invest the time and effort in your children by working through Raising Great Kids for Parents of Preschoolers. We pray that God will use this study to help your parenting be the successful and worthwhile relationship he designed it to be. We appreciate your labors as a parent—and may God bless you!
Description : The authors of the award-winning "Boundaries" give parents a flexible, biblical way to develop character and raise mature, loving, and productive children.
Description : A handbook for effective Christian parenting from two psychologists follows a realistic and practical middle course between strictness and leniency offering a compassionate yet principled approach to raising a child and an adult of character and spiritual grace. Original.
Description : What does it take to raise great kids? If you've read any books on parenting, conflicting opinions have probably left you feeling confused. Get tough! Show acceptance. Lay down the rules. Lighten up, already! There's got to be a balance between control and permissiveness. And there is. Drawing on the expert insights of counselors and award-winning authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend and on the parenting wisdom of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, Raising Great Kids shows you that truth and grace aren't polar opposites. They are allies in your most challenging and rewarding task: raising children with character that can withstand life's rigors and make the most of its potential.
Description : The New York Times bestselling book Boundaries has helped millions understand that being a loving Christian does not mean never saying no. This newly updated and expanded companion workbook provides practical exercises for setting boundaries in marriage, parenting, business, and friendships in a digital age. Following the newly updated and expanded edition of Boundaries chapter-by-chapter, this interactive workbook helps you look at specific relationships in your own life. With those situations in mind, you can ask and answer: Why do I feel guilty about setting clear boundaries? What if the boundaries I set hurt the other person? Is it difficult for me to hear no from others? What are examples of legitimate boundaries at work and home? How can I have good boundaries online? How can I stay connected while still setting boundaries with my phone? In what ways do I need to set better boundaries with social media? Boundaries Workbook gives a biblical foundation and practical tools for helping others respect your boundaries—whether you are not responding to a text message immediately or saying no when someone asks you to volunteer for one more activity. Discover firsthand how good boundaries give you the freedom to live as the loving, generous, fulfilled person God created you to be.
Description : Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. We know that God created us in his image, but how can we be loving when we feel burned out? How can we be free when we struggle with addiction? Will we ever enjoy the complete healing God promises? Changes That Heal by renowned psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud offers a down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past and grow more and more into the image of God. Combining his professional expertise and personal experience, Dr. Cloud guides us through four basic ways to become joy-filled, mature followers of Christ: Connect more deeply with others Separate from others in healthy ways Understand the good and the bad in ourselves and others Grow into greater emotional and spiritual maturity With fascinating case studies and helpful techniques we can start using immediately, Changes That Heal reminds us that God promises to complete his good work in us.
Description : When a child is acting out, parents often respond with anger. But there is a better way. Drawing on twenty years of experience as a child therapist, Jennifer Kolari explains that children act up when they feel an adult does not understand their concerns. The answer is parenting with empathy, which Kolari helps parents implement via her proven CALM technique: Connect emotionally match the Affect of the child Listen to what your child is saying Mirror their emotion back to show understanding With this simple strategy, parents can connect with their child in any situation to reduce anxiety, de-escalate tantrums instantly and increase self-esteem. Insightful and empowering, Connected Parenting is filled with step-by-step advice and examples from families that have been transformed, often within weeks. It will bring out the best in you--and your child.
Description : Explains the psychology and behavior of toddlers, discusses temper tantrums, discipline, independence, and the influence of television and gender on development
Description : "The most useful tool out there for families about to embark on the search for a preschool!" -Helen Cohen, director, Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, Boston A must-have for parents of future preschoolers Starting preschool is one of the biggest milestones in a child's life. With this comprehensive, step-by-step guide, you won't have to navigate the preschool process alone. Whether the nursery schools nearby enroll every child, or they're so competitive that they only accept a few applicants, this book has everything you need to know to choose and get into the right preschool for your child. You'll learn: How to find high-quality preschools in your area Insight into popular preschool programs (Montessori, Waldorf, play based, cooperative) Key criteria to consider when choosing a preschool Strategies for paying for preschool (financial aid, tax benefits) How to help prepare your child for the first day of preschool Advice for gaining admission into competitive programs, including getting off the waiting list, submitting a strong application, and preparing for a child assessment "This well-organized, comprehensive book will help parents navigate the world of preschool." -Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, authors of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years and directors of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, New York "A gift to every parent starting the preschool search." -Irene Byrne, MA, author of Preschools by the Bay and executive director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool, San Francisco
Description : "Dishpan Dad: A Guy's Guide to Raising Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers" was written by and for a stay-at-home dad, but it's a book for essentially any parent who has children under age 5. In more than 80 chapters, the book delves into issues unique to at-home dads: being surrounded by moms-whose husbands eye you with suspicion or derision-crises of self worth, cultural dogma, stereotypes, emotional and intellectual challenges and more. It also gets down to the business of raising mannered, well-behaved, resilient kids. In "Dishpan Dad," fathers will learn where to get good parenting advice-and where not to get it-how to avoid doing laundry, at least for a while, the importance of mouth breathing, why candy for breakfast is a bad idea, the importance of a manly diaper bag and how much time and effort it takes to get kids ready and out the door. There is more, of course. Lots more, all packaged in a book that's educational, fun and easy to read.