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Modern Parents, Vintage Values: Instilling Character in Today's Kids
     

Modern Parents, Vintage Values: Instilling Character in Today's Kids

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by Melissa Trevathan
 

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Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff hear these types of questions from parents on a daily basis. Today, more than ever before, we live in a culture that is at war against our parenting. Between the Internet, the media, the sense of entitlement that kids are living with, the disrespect... it is almost too much. And yet, Melissa and Sissy believe we can still raise

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Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff hear these types of questions from parents on a daily basis. Today, more than ever before, we live in a culture that is at war against our parenting. Between the Internet, the media, the sense of entitlement that kids are living with, the disrespect... it is almost too much. And yet, Melissa and Sissy believe we can still raise children who value, well, values.

In Modern Parents, Vintage Values they provide a clear and possible path back to cultivating children who have a sense of character and groundless. Guiding parents to understand the specific issues facing kids today, they ultimately focus in on nine values that are foundational for the character development of children: kindness, integrity, manners, compassion, forgiveness, responsibility, gratitude, patience, and confidence.

Offering practical advice for instilling these traits in both children and adolescents, Modern Parents, Vintage Values offers parents timeless truths that can break through the chaos of today's culture and instill character in today's kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433673030
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
768,171
File size:
347 KB

Meet the Author


Melissa Trevathan, M.R.E. first became a youth director at the age of 16. Since that time, she has been a teacher, retreat leader, head of spiritual life at a private school in Nashville, and is now founder and Executive Director of Daystar Counseling Ministries that began in 1985. Melissa has spoken across the country, including teaching graduate courses in counseling adolescents and has been a guest on television and radio programs throughout the United States and in Canada. She coauthored The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart, Raising Girls, Mirrors and Maps, and Growing Up Without Getting Lost. She is a regular speaker at LifeWay's You and Your Girl events as well as a popular speaker for parents and kids of all ages.

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP has worked as the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling and the Director of Summer Programs at Daystar since 1993. She also has been a guest on television and radio programs across the United States and in Canada. A sought after speaker to parents and girls of all ages, Sissy is also a regular speaker at LifeWay's You and Your Girl events. She has written for CCM Magazine, ParentLife magazine, and a variety of other periodicals. She and Melissa Trevathan coauthored The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart, Raising Girls, Mirrors and Maps, and Growing Up Without Getting Lost.

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Modern Parents, Vintage Values: Instilling Character in Today's Kids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
swt_angel_79 More than 1 year ago
This is a book written directly for parents like me. Straightforward questions answered with Christian love. This book covers a multitude of today's problems we face as parents and gives solid advice on what to do, how and when. I love the authors style of writing. It really spoke volumes and helped me to find answers to things dealing with my children that I was absolutely lost about. I recommend this one to parents everywhere!
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ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Modern Parents, Vintage Values by Melissa Trevathan & Sissy Goff is a powerful resource for parents in a world when values seem to have gone by the wayside. Both authors are counselors at Daystar Counseling Ministries, so they bring a wealth of anecdotes about bad behavior and ideas to raise children in a Christian way in a secular world. The chapters focus on various virtues: patience, kindness, compassion, etc, that our children can be taught. Of course the most important lesson they impart is that our children learn through our example. When we act in a hypocritical manner, we can't expect them to get the message. Each chapter ends with a "Sunday drive" which are realistic exercises to use at home with your children to encourage growth in that specific area. The authors also break up the chapters into sections about younger children and then teenagers, because what works with one group won't necessarily work with the other. I appreciated how the authors never made me feel like a failure as a parent. The book is always encouraging, and while the authors have high aspirations for their readers, they are also recognize that parents are human and therefore fallible. It's a book I would recommend to anyone with children, regardless of age, as I found advice for my seven-year-old as well as my two teenagers.