Trophy Child: Saving Parents from Performance, Preparing Children for Something Greater Than Themselves [NOOK Book]

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Written for every mom who helps too much with homework just to impress the teacher and every dad who takes credit for his daughter’s soccer success, Trophy Child will give parents the encouragement they need to nurture their kids into who God created them to be.
 
Our culture’s obsession with achievement often leads parents to form expectations for their kids based on ...
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Trophy Child: Saving Parents from Performance, Preparing Children for Something Greater Than Themselves

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Overview



Written for every mom who helps too much with homework just to impress the teacher and every dad who takes credit for his daughter’s soccer success, Trophy Child will give parents the encouragement they need to nurture their kids into who God created them to be.
 
Our culture’s obsession with achievement often leads parents to form expectations for their kids based on the world’s standards, not on the Bible. As a result, their kids feel they never measure up.
 
Trophy Child will help modern Christian parents create a home where children find success in following their heavenly Father’s leading for them—and readers know the joy of seeing their children embrace their full potential as children of God.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this "Anti-Tiger Mom Book"-an allusion to the controversial parenting book by Amy Chua-Cunningham offers up a screed against modern-day "vanity parenting." As described by Cunningham, this phenomenon manifests as an obsession with a child's performance in extracurricular activities-one that ultimately defines worth based on the values imposed by parents and adults. Cunningham's book is designed as a guide to help parents raise their children not based on worldly standards, but on God's standards. It's difficult to be sure if Cunningham's prose is pedantic-but it certainly sounds that way in this audio edition, thanks to the slow, painfully overenunciated narration of Kirby Heyborne. His reading is so monotonous and precise that it's hard to imagine it appealing to Christian parents hoping to raise pious and faithful children. In the end, both Heyborne and audiobook sound disingenuous and affected. A David C. Cook paperback.
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"God, Holy Scripture, and the author’s Christian ministry figure heavily in this easygoing lesson on how to do what’s best for your kids instead of what makes you feel better about yourself as a parent. Using stories about his own family and those he's helped in his ministry, Cunningham shares strategies for letting children learn from their mistakes, keeping your marriage strong, and preparing children to deal with the world and serve others. Kirby Heyborne’s humble confidence is a good fit for this material. His connection with the author’s wisdom and enthusiasm for the lively parent-child dialogue make it fun to hear. The  advice and encouragement are written from a spiritual perspective but will be welcome by all whose overly ambitious parenting intentions have backed them, and their kids, into a corner." 
T.W.  © AudioFile Portland, Maine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434705167
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 773,583
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author



Pastor Ted Cunningham founded Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Missouri, where he lives with his wife and two children. A graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary, he is the author of Young and in Love and has coauthored several books with Dr. Gary Smalley, including The Language of Sex and Great Parents, Lousy Lovers.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Trophies 15

Chapter 2 Trophy Parents 39

Chapter 3 Know Limits 65

Chapter 4 Everything Jesus Said about Children and Parents 89

Chapter 5 Spiritual Journeys 109

Chapter 6 Kids Who Follow Jesus 143

Chapter 7 Preparing Our Children for the World 159

Chapter 8 Adulthood Milestones 177

Chapter 9 Great Parents, Lousy Lovers 205

Scripture Index 229

Notes 233

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

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    Ted Cunningham in his new book, ¿Trophy Child¿ published by Davi

    Ted Cunningham in his new book, “Trophy Child” published by David C. Cook gives us Saving Parents from Performance, Preparing Children for Something Greater Than Themselves.

    From the Back Cover: The Anti-Tiger Mom Book
    Do you cringe when your kids fight in public because it makes you look bad? Do you find yourself helping too much with homework because you want the teacher to be impressed? Do you secretly take credit for your child’s dance recital, soccer win, or spelling bee crown? You might be in danger of vanity parenting.
    Vanity parenting happens when our culture’s obsession with performance leads us to form expectations for our kids based on the world’s standards, not on the Bible. As a result, our children try to meet our emotional needs instead of growing into the calling God has for them.
    Trophy Child will help you create a home where your children find success in following their heavenly Father’s leading for them—and you know the joy of seeing your children embrace their full potential as children of God.

    It is not easy being a parent. There are no how-to manuals for parents. Not even a Parenting For Dummies book is there to help out. Due to personal issues some parents see their children as a way to make up for failures in their childhood and stop seeing the child as a person but as a trophy. That cause all kind of conflict in the home, puts undue pressure on the child causing them deep resentment to the parent. There is a way to not only overcome this problem but repair whatever damage has already been done. Pastor Cunningham explains the problem and gives advice for repair and healing, both for the parent and the child. Nine chapters, each with a Parent Gut Check at the end provide strong Biblical counsel. If you are a parent or will be a parent then this book is for you. I guarantee you this is not a book you can only read once then put it on the shelf and forget about it. You will come back to it again and again. Everyone should have a copy of this book. It will help immensely!

    If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand.

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    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from David C. Cook for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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