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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
When a man follows the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care. "Kingdom Man" challenges and equips men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. The biblical definition of a man is one who has learned to operate under the authority of Jesus Christ while carrying out responsible and legitimate leadership within the sphere of influence that God has placed him. "Kingdom Man" provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives.
"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
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
This new devotional from Dr. Tony Evans and his son Jonathan Evans will provide both single and married parents with a resource tool to maximize those family devotional times, such as the dinner hour or bedtime. The family virtues-based devotional provides 52 separate topics, one for each week of the year, and five devotionals within each topic that will guide devotional times Monday through Friday. This is a wonderful way to build a spiritually strong family week by week, day after day--a perfect way to head into the weekend. Topics range from the basics of the faith--such as salvation, spiritual warfare, prayer, forgiveness, and discipleship--to essentials of living as followers of Christ: money, prayer, family, friend ... 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
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.
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
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.
Love the kids you have, not the ones you wish you had.
Mom and dad, your kids are created in God's image, not your own. Jill Savage and Kathy Koch will guide you in truly appreciating your kids. They will teach you how to study and become an expert on your children, because you cannot fully embrace them until you truly know them.
Written in a passionate, candid, and personal tone, the authors will instill within you hope and contentment. You'll be inspired to apply the practical, realistic, and relevant ideas and tactics Jill and Kathy share.
Special needs kids will also be addressed in the book.
"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:
This book focuses on four developmental tasks -- bonding to others, separating from others, integrating good and bad in our lives, and taking charge of our lives -- that all of us must accomplish to heal our inner pain and to enable us to function and grow emotionally and spiritually.
Anyone who has dealt with a strong-willed child knows that it is no easy task to turn bad behavior around.
But the popularity of TV programs like Supernanny and Nanny 911 show that parents have had it up to here and are ready to try anything to get their children to behave. Bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman is here to help.
Have a New Kid by Friday shows parents how to reverse negative behavior in their children--fast! With his signature wit and encouragement, Dr. Leman offers hope and real, practical, doable strategies for regaining control and becoming the parents they always wanted to be. Focusing on changing a child's attitude, behavior, and character, it contai ... more
What do indoor picnics and funny face contests have to do with loving Jesus? More than you realize.
As a mom in the throes of parenting, Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter, not lecture." "That perspective propelled her to create this idea-packed book, in which she offers motivating reflections, real-life stories, and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids' hearts toward God.
Each chapter focuses on one virtue that is key for developing your child's character. Along with insights into how this virtue plays out in the nitty-gritty of life, Courtney includes a memory verse, activity ideas, and discussion questions to reinforce that vir ... more