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Posted May 21, 2008
As a pastor I know the power of a word fitly spoken as a father I sometimes forget to practice what I preach at home. David Staal's book is a powerful reminder that my calling as father to two sons is greater than my pulpit ministry. In short, but content-packed chapters, Staal equips parents with a toolbox of words that help build up a child's character, self-esteem and trust. The seven phrases he offers up are simple to say, yet require a depth of commitment to make them more than mere words. Immensely practical, I couldn't wait to start applying them with my children even before I finished the book. In addition the three appendices, offer a roadmap for making these words a part of your daily discourse with your kids. The last appendix - a workshop guide, will probably find a place in our Fall education calendar. A great read and a useful tool for all who love children.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 14, 2008
Sometimes the right words can make all the difference in the world. In ¿Words Kids Need to Hear,¿ author David Staal gives seven words or phrases that will help children to not only grow, but also to be a blessing to others. As I read this, I found times myself alternating between pride and chagrin at the words I use and have heard. You don¿t have to stretch this concept too far to be able to utilize these wise words in other relationships. Who wouldn¿t benefit from knowing ¿I believe in you¿ or ¿I¿m sorry, please forgive me¿? Easy to read, and useful to read again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.