How Children Raise Parents

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Parenting with Humility...We often realize that we learn as much from our children as they learn from us. So why don’t parents approach the task of child-rearing as a learning experience, rather than a mandate to make sure their kids succeed in life?

To reduce the pressure and enjoy greater closeness in your family, turn your parenting upside-down by allowing God to use your children to help you grow up. Imagine what would happen if you began to prize what you’re being taught by...

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Overview

Parenting with Humility...We often realize that we learn as much from our children as they learn from us. So why don’t parents approach the task of child-rearing as a learning experience, rather than a mandate to make sure their kids succeed in life?

To reduce the pressure and enjoy greater closeness in your family, turn your parenting upside-down by allowing God to use your children to help you grow up. Imagine what would happen if you began to prize what you’re being taught by your children’s quirks, failures, and normal childhood dilemmas, rather than worrying about whether you’re doing everything right as a parent. Now you can let go of the pressure to make sure your children succeed, and instead learn to grow into spiritual maturity by listening to your children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400070527
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/15/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 415,993
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan B. Allender, Ph.D. is the father of Anna, Amanda, and Andrew and the husband of Rebecca. He is president of Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington, and professor of counseling there. He is also a psychologist, speaker, writer, and fly fisherman. Dr. Allender is the author of The Wounded Heart, Bold Love, Intimate Allies, and The Healing Path. For more practical resources for parenting and the spiritual life, visit his website at www.thepathlesschosen.com

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    Reading for Parents

    This books is great for beginning parents. This is because it tells them that they will make mistakes and that they will overcome them. The author has a firm handle on the subject matter and expresses himself well. I believe that if you are a religious person and need help understanding your kids this is a must read. If you can't put aside the religious verbage within the text you should not open the cover. The author is well defined within his subject mater of religion and child rearing.

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