Parenting is Heart Work #Review
Training Manual and Audio Sessions
By Dr. Scott Turansky
and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN
This is a WONDERFUL book designed for one parent, a couple, group of friends, or church group to work through together. This isn't a "Let's just get through it," manual but a chew on it, apply it step by step and see great results book! All 214 pages are full of godly advice and practical tips to incorporate in your parenting. Boy, does it deliver!
This book comes with eight chapters and with each chapter comes a 45 minute audio session: Some topics covered are: Reach Deep into a Child's Heart, Attitude: A Window into a Child's Heart and How to Start Connecting with the Heart.
It also comes with practical tips such as a Tool Box of Consequences and a Five Step Routine for Giving Instructions like:
Get close to your child and no more yelling through the house because physical closeness will raise the felt value of instruction. Great tip!
This book is equips you for parenting all types of children: ADD, ADHD, ODD etc. even with children who are emotionally explosive or defiant. Because of its balance of clarity affirmation for missing teamwork this will really work with kids from 2 to 18 years old.
This book is brimming with inspirational definitions such as: "Cooperation is giving up your agenda for the needs of others." Such practical advice to help kids understand the heart of the matter! And it gives you a worksheet for each child's name to circle the level of cooperation to help them work through it.
In chapter 2 it talks about taking a tour of your child's heart where emotions, values, convictions, thoughts, fantasies, and desires live. Wow! I love this! The Heart is the central processing unit in every person. "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks," Matthew 12:34. By helping a child change their hearts then you'll see lasting change in their life.
This certainly follows the scripture, "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." It's a line upon line wonderful training manual full of Biblical wisdom! This works perfectly in a homeschool environment and perfect for every type of godly parenting!
I also like where they talk about how children are different processors – internal or external and their is great practical advice like helping your child enlarge their tolerance meter in order to avoid anger.
This book definitely equips a parent for the long haul. It's like a mini course on how to be a better parent brimming full of practical advice and scripture references. It makes a perfect gift for a new parent! And a wonderful resource for those who have a passion to train their children to be godly in this world.
I highly recommend it!
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