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 : Identifies six areas of need including balance, commitment, interdependence, intimacy, mission, and hope, explaining how each can be appropriately addressed to enable a couple to successfully transition into a life that includes children. Reprint.
Description : It’s More Than a Birthday!It’s a fantastic opportunity to affirm your child’s unique, God-given abilities and interests. The Birthday Book shows you the priceless benefits of celebrating your child’s birthday—then gives you a myriad of meaningful ways to make his or her special day fun and totally unforgettable. From creating a keepsake videotape, to developing a dinnertime birthday tradition, to planning a parent-child birthday getaway or organizing a birthday bash for your child’s friends, you’ll find mom-tested strategies inside, together with a bonanza of ideas for themes, invitations, decorations, food, games, resources, and tips. Even better, it’s all laid out in age groups to help you and your child celebrate in appropriate ways for every phase of the growing-up years: · Fun When You’re One · Terrific Times for Twos and Threes · Fun Festivities for Fours and Fives · Stupendous Fun for School-Age Kids · Totally Teens
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 : A workbook for parents of teenagers that accompanies the book Raising Great Kids. The goal of parenting, according to the authors, is to build biblical character into their children.
Description : In a friendly, accessible style with interesting anecdotes and real-life stories, the authors distill the wisdom of a wide range of people from various economic and ethnic backgrounds into six key elements that will help parents raise self-confident, life-loving, happy children.
Description : Be B.L.E.S.S.E.D.! That is what Sharon Jaynes teaches as she focuses on being a Proverbs 31 mother. Today's over-committed, harried housewives and mothers sorely need practical suggestions and loving encouragement. Don't go it alone. You need a friend who has been there. Sharon Jaynes is the friend you've been looking for. Her heart is warm and her wisdom is straightforward.
Description : Reading opens new and wondrous worlds, and when moms and dads read to their little ones, a precious bond is formed. Jarrell adds a creative dimension to reading aloud to children that simply and effectively underscore lessons from storybooks.
Description : Describes how parents can take advantage of every opportunity to nurture their children, teaching them to feel secure, explore their creativity, and develop moral integrity
Description : Letting go is one of our most important responsibilities as a parent—and one of our most difficult challenges. Our loving gets in the way. We feel torn between the instinct to hold on and the responsibility to let go.Loving and Letting Go offers a unique combination of the author’s perspective from two critical points in the life of her family. Carol Kuykendall wrote the original descriptions when her children were young and she was just beginning to recognize the importance of letting go. Now she’s added the reflections of a mother looking back on those years with a greater understanding of this lifelong challenge. “The heart attitudes we form when our children are young often set the tone for the way we continue to live out this critical responsibility of parenting,” she claims. “That’s why letting go starts with preschoolers.”This easy-to-read, revised and expanded edition of Carol’s best-selling Learning to Let Go features new illustrations, time-tested tips, practical applications, and questions at the end of each chapter for personal reflection and/or discussion with a spouse or group. It also includes updated resources such as: General Guidelines to Letting Go 21 Practical Parenting Tips Consequences of Overprotecting Our Children Building a Firm Foundation Top Ten Ways to Love Your Child As Carol concludes, “In loving and letting go of our children, we learn greater truths that transcend parenting and help us live out our faith.” This book is a vital resource no matter where you are in the process of parenting.