At one time or another, most kids will ask (or secretly wonder), Am I smart' But a better question is, In what "way" am I smart' Dr. Kathy Koch s down-to-earth and practical guide to the theory of multiple intelligences helps parents and teachers discern and develop their children s unique wiring.
"8 Great Smarts "will help you:
Identify how your child can best learn and study
Explore your child s characteristic spiritual struggles and his or her ways of connecting to God
Learn how you can awaken and nurture your child s weaker intelligences
Uncover how your behavior can paralyze your child s smarts, and what to do about it
In this revised edition of Shepherding a Child's Heart, Dr. Tedd Tripp not only draws on his thirty years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father, but he also shares insights gained in ten years of teaching this material in conferences worldwide, providing more valuable help for parents.
It's easy to recognize a strong-willed child. Difficult to discipline, at times impossible to motivate, strong-willed children present unique, frustrating, and often exhausting challenges to those who care for them. But now, the miracle parents long for can happen. Offering new hope, achievable goals, and a breath of fresh air to families and teachers, Cynthia Tobias explains how the mind of a strong-willed child works - and how to use that information to the child's best advantage.
This informative resource introduces a variety of learning styles that shape the way children interpret their world. Once parents and teachers understand these learning differences, they will be much more effective in helping students to grasp confusing concepts, stay interested in learning, and more fully use their strengths. These concepts are powerful tools for drawing out the best in a child.
With a down-to-earth, warm, and humorous style, one of America's top family psychologists sets forth a virtually stress-free, biblically based system of childrearing that encourages family growth in harmony with God's Word.
Imagine respectful, responsible, obedient children who entertain themselves without TV or video games, do their own homework, and have impeccable manners. A pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Not so, says bestselling author John Rosemond. Any parent can raise children who fit that description--happy, emotionally healthy children who honor their parents and their families with good behavior and do their best in school.
As America's most widely read parenting and family expert, Rosemond offers practical, Bib ... more
Sexual images saturate today's culture--and children will learn about sex somewhere. But research shows that they want to learn from the parents they trust. Talking about sex doesn't have to be a fear-filled challenge. The "Focus on the Family(R) Guide to Talking with Your Kids about Sex "shows parents how to talk with confidence to their kids about sex and sexuality. This candid resource is full of the latest information, practical insights, and age-appropriate answers to the questions parents and children ask about sex. Focus on the Family's Physicians Resource Council, along with research from The Medical Institute for Sexual Health provides parents with the tools and empowering encouragement they need in order to ... more
You know you love your child. But how can you show it so they really "feel" loved?
The #1 "New York Times" bestselling The 5 Love Languages(r) has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child's love language and make them feel loved in a way "they" understand. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:
Discover your child's love language
Understand the link between successful learning and the love languages
See how the love languages can help you discipline more effectively
Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child
Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You'll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids.
Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child's life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, 'I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you ... more
To help you with the big topics of body development, Dannah Gresh, creator of the Secret Keeper Girl events, offers 8 Great Dates for Helping Your Daughter Know and Love Her Body. This easy-to-use resource for creative and focused activities with your 8- to 12-year-old girl promises to make the conversations easy and fun
At the same time, these 8 Great Dates will infuse your daughter with God's truth about her body to counteract our culture's lies about beauty, gender, and value. You'll tackle the following key issues: hair and body care getting your period healthy eating exercise and yes, sex (but you decide what and how to share)
An easy-to-use mom's planning guide and online resources such as audio conversat ... more
Being a grandparent is one of God's greatest gifts to us. And loving and caring for our grandchildren not only blesses us but is also honoring to God. The best way to love your grandchild is to pray for him or her. In The Power of a Praying(R) Grandparent, you will find powerful suggestions to help you do just that by: Praying for your grandchildren to be healthy, protected, smart, kind, wise, godly, and obedient, so that they do not stray into enemy territory Praying for yourself to be a powerful praying "grandma" or "grandpa" who understands what your grandchildren are facing in this world today and how you can best cover them spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically Praying for your grandchildren's pa ... more
"If we can be sure our children have strong faith in God and His Word, and the love of God in their hearts, then we can trust that they are set for eternity. Our prayers play a big part in helping them achieve that." - Stormie
Bestselling author Stormie Omartian's heart resonates for you as a mom who wants to lift up your children to the One who is a Father to all.
Gathered in this charming little book are prayers in pairs: One for you, Mom, and a corresponding one for your children. Each set covers a topic dear to your mother's heart--such as your children's relationship with the Lord, their growth in faith, their health, family, and friends, and so much more. Also included are Scripture verses and blank lines f ... more
When bestselling author Dannah Gresh was body-slammed by her 12-year-old son, she was hit with reality: raising a boy is a whole new ballgame
A boy's relationship with his mom during the formative age between 8 and 12 is vital to his future well-being. So how can moms teach sons to be honest, confident, and respectful when the world and situations encourage them to make bad decisions and grow up too fast?
Dannah's practical experience and research, along with advice from her husband, Bob Gresh, provide a mom with six proactive ways to help her son:
honor his body in a healthy way
get outside to play unplugged
live out his faith
This accessible resource will empower moms w ... more
It's natural to want your kids to have a secure future. But when it comes to teaching the next generation how to handle money, parents are failing. Still there is hope Financial expert Mary Hunt shows parents how to raise kids who have a healthy relationship with money--even if the parents themselves have made financial mistakes along the way or are struggling financially right now. Drawing from solid statistics and her own hard-won knowledge and experience, Hunt helps parents protect their children from the financial pitfalls of easy credit, an attitude of entitlement, and our culture's chummy relationship with debt. From preschool through the teen years, every stage of a child's development is covered, including h ... more
I love my child, but parenting is hard. As a child psychologist with over twenty years of experience with families, Todd Cartmell knows what works in parenting and what doesn t. Here he gives eight simple tools you need to raise great kids and build a close, loving, andsturdy family. Practical and illustrated with real-life examples, "8 Simple Tools "is packed with parenting tips, like how to:
Listen well and respond wisely
Use affirmation to influence your child
Develop a nurturing home culture
Correct behavior in lasting ways
Designed with busy parents in mind, "8 Simple Tools "breaks each tool into five short chapters, perfect for when you only have a second. Plus, each ... more
Sometimes parents wish there was a guaranteed formula for raising good kids--a certain list of rules to follow to ensure they'd have obedient children. But if moms and dads view their role through the lens of God's grace, they will see that the gospel must first shape how they parent before they can effectively shape their children.
In this highly practical book, Paul David Tripp unfolds a more biblical perspective on parenting than merely adhering to a list of rules. He lays out fifteen gospel-centered principles that will radically change the way parents think about what it means to raise up a child, informing everything they do as a parent.
Stormie Omartian's bestselling books on the power of prayer have touched millions of lives. Recent books have taken a closer look at the leading of the Holy Spirit, the call to being a prayer warrior, and how the power of God's love for us and our love for Him can change us from the inside out. In a brand-new book, Stormie takes a look at the powerful prayers a grandma or grandpa can offer not only on behalf of a new baby or growing grandchildren, but for their parents as well.
The warm and meaningful prayers from "The Power of a Praying(R) Grandparent" are pulled together for you in this compact book, great for carrying along in a purse, messenger bag, or briefcase. It's the perfect prayer companion for e ... more
Leader of Thriving Online Community Teaches Moms How to Pray for Boys Christian mothers desperately want to raise their sons to be men who love God, but they often feel under equipped. This easy-to-use book shows moms how to use the best and most empowering tool there is: prayer. At the heart of this unique resource are scores of Scripture-based prayer prompts for 21 areas in which boys struggle most, such as obedience, patience, gentleness, self-control, anger, and forgiveness. It also includes a guided 21-day prayer challenge for moms to pray with other moms and encourage each other, in person or online. With uplifting stories and winsome parenting wisdom, this book will help moms (and dads) raise godly young m ... more
It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In this book Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting. "Spiritual Parenting" introduces the simple but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God's Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him.
"Over 400,000 copies sold "Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The Five Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity.
In this adaptation of the #1 "New York Times "bestseller "The Five Love Languages"(r)" (more than 10 million copies sold), Dr. Gary Chapman explores the world in which teenagers live, explains their developmental changes, and gives tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen's love language. Get practical tips for how to:
In a world consumed with quick-fixes, superficial romances, and "hookup" relationships, maybe you're asking: What's the benefit to actually waiting for God's best? Is there a perfect plan for my future--or is it just a fairy tale? Should I just settle like everyone else?
With all-new insights from Jackie Kendall, a new generation will answer these questions and discover what made Lady in Waiting a life-changing encouragement to over half a million readers worldwide.
You will learn to:
Step into your royal identity as a daughter of the King and experience contentment, security, and patience in your life
Protect your purity as you see how God sees y ... more
Many Christian families have never experienced the joy and spiritual benefits of family worship--a practice rooted in history but largely neglected in our day. In this down-to-earth book, Donald Whitney offers parents a practical guide for leading their families in daily worship, walking readers through three crucial elements: reading Scripture, praying together, and singing songs in praise of God's name. He then responds to common "What if?" scenarios, such as "What if the father is not a Christian?" and "What if the children are very young?" Looking to the Bible and church history, this guidebook promises to help parents establish a pattern of daily, God-honoring, spiritually uplifting worship in their homes.
Sensible advice and caring encouragement on raising boys from the nation's most trusted parenting authority, Dr. James Dobson.With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it's no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys. Why are so many boys in crisis? What qualities should we be trying to instill in young males? Our culture has vilified masculinity and, as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man. In the runaway bestseller "Bringing Up Boys," Dr. Dobson draws from his experience as a child psychologist and family counselor, as well as extensive research, to offer advice and encouragement based on a fi ... more
Stepfamilies frequently encounter difficulties in attaining the idealistic dream of "blending" their separate family members. Ron Deal provides seven effective, achievable steps toward building a healthy marriage and a workable and peaceful stepfamily. The Smart Stepfamily has been developed from Deal's nationwide seminars on the topic. Equally useful for individuals, families, small groups, pastors, and counselors, this is perhaps the best tool available for families.
Is a willful little darling driving you to distraction? "The New Strong-Willed Child" is the resource you need--a classic bestseller completely rewritten, updated, and expanded for a new generation of parents and teachers. Challenging as they are to raise, strong-willed children can grow up to be men and women of strong character--if lovingly guided with understanding and the right kind of discipline. Find out what Dr. James Dobson, today's most trusted authority on parenting, has to say about what makes strong-willed children the way they are; shaping the will while protecting the spirit; avoiding the most common parenting mistake; and much more. If you are struggling to raise and teach children who are convinced they s ... more
The ultimate guide to raising our daughters right--from parenting authority and trusted family counselor Dr. James Dobson.Peer pressure. Eating disorders. Decisions about love, romance, and sex. Academic demands. Life goals and how to achieve them. These are just some of the challenges that girls face today--and the age at which they encounter them is getting younger and younger. As a parent, how are you guiding your daughter on her journey to womanhood? Are you equipping her to make wise choices? Whether she's still playing with dolls or in the midst of the often-turbulent teen years, is she truly secure in her identity as your valued and loved daughter? In the "New York Times" bestseller "Bringing Up Girls," Dr. James ... more