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The Christian Parenting Handbook: 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child's Life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Disclaimer: I received a copy if this book from BookSneeze  in e

    Disclaimer: I received a copy if this book from BookSneeze  in exchange for an honest review. 

    The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller is a wonderfully heartfelt book. It truly focuses on the heart of the child and parent.
    It's wonderful to have a God centered book that has practical guidelines, suggestions and real life examples. 
    Affirming approximately the right behavior is a great chapter about encouraging children to move in the right direction.  The book also discusses how to help the parent assist the guide the child. For example not yelling at the child is doing their best to do what they have been told. The child has God in their heart as does the parent but its always the journey and the bumps that bring them all together. 
    Another talking point that is emphasized that we incorporated is meal times are meant to be together as a family. We cherish this time together. 
    I hope you enjoy this book as much as we did. 

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  • Posted May 4, 2013

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    I recently read The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Tu

    I recently read The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. Turansky and Miller are the founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting and it shows! The strategies in this book are what they call "heart-based" strategies which basically means that the children will be changing not only their behavior but their hearts. I want this for my children. I do not want them following simply out of obedience, but also because it is the right thing to do. I don't seem to get a lot of resistance from my daughter, but I do get some whining so I love the chapter entitled "Teach Kids to Be Solvers Instead of Whiners". I like how the chapters are structured. They are short and to the point. They often have biblical verses to back them up and include some real-life examples. The real work is left to the parents, but these are some great jumping-off points when a parent may be at a loss for what to do. I would recommend this book to any parent who is struggling to parent their child based on biblical principles or just doesn't know where to start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    ¿Children don¿t come with a manual¿, goes the proverbial saying.

    “Children don’t come with a manual”, goes the proverbial saying.  Well now they do if you purchase the Christian Parenting Handbook.  This book gets to the heart of the matter; pointing children’s hearts back to Jesus.  Laid out in 50 easy to read chapters, the book addresses topics such as communicating emotions, sibling rivalry, punishment vs. discipline and more.  The book inspires hope by turning the parents attention away from annoying behaviors to developing action plans that address deeper heart issues in a way that encourages and motivates the child and parent.  A major nugget of truth from the book is “Instead of viewing discipline times as annoying detours on the path of life, they see them as opportunities to further develop character in their kids.  A small change in perspective can make all the difference.”  Because the book is comprised of 50 different strategies, it does not need to be read straight from over to cover, you can go to the table of contents and find the strategy most applicable for your current situation.  This is a book you will revisit again and again as your children move through their ages and stages of development.  

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