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Tools for Identifying and Developing Spiritual, Social, and Emotional Growth
From birth to adulthood, our children's physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers.
Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way.
Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids' soul
development a seamless part of family life. Don't just raise smart kidsraise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Sissy Goff, MEd, LPC-MHSP is the Director of Child and Adolescent Counseling at Daystar. The author of seven books, she is a monthly contributor to Parenting Teens and ParentLife magazines. Sissy has a master's degree from Vanderbilt University and is a sought-after speaker for parenting events.
David Thomas, LMSW, is the Director of Family Counseling at Daystar. He is a popular speaker for parenting events and is the author of seven books. David and his wife, Connie, have a daughter and twin sons.
Melissa Trevathan, MRE, is the Executive Director of Daystar Counseling Ministries, which she founded in 1985. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Seminary, she's written seven books and spoken at churches, schools, and graduate programs across the country.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I agree with Marsha this book served as a great reminder of common sense parenting. I liked the practical tips for implementing healthy change for the family. Although I think of myself as a logical parent, I appreciated the suggestion to create an emotional chart. Some children just aren't as good as expressing their emotions so having a suggestion like this one was really helpful. I also think it is good book for parents who aren't parenting children who are exactly like them. What is common sense for us may not be for our children or vice versa. I recommend this book for the parenting arsenal. I received this book to review from the publisher, Bethany House. All thoughts are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
ARE MY KIDS ON TRACK - The 12 Emotional, Social and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach by Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan is the book I read to review. I have already raised my children thus I read this book from a post-parenting perspective. Nothing should be etched in stone however reading ARE MY KIDS ON TRACK would be a very positive parenting tool. Many of the “Building Blocks” discussed should be common sense skill sets such as “listening.” What this book seems to do is to direct parents back to traditional parenting. I would encourage parents to read it, not to see if their child / children are on “track” per-say but to make sure as parents there is an awareness of the unique needs of each child. At the end of each chapter there is a list of Practical Suggestions for developing the concepts of each chapter. ARE MY KIDS ON TRACK is divided into three milestones, categories: Emotional, Social and Spiritual. These milestones are subdivided by philosophies associated with each concept presented. For Emotional Milestones the reader examines: Emotional Vocabulary, Perspective, Empathy, Resourcefulness. Thus, at the end of the chapter relating to Empathy the reader will have Practical Ideas for Building Empathy. Why do I say these are common sense skill sets parents should have? In Practical Ideas for Building Boundaries number one on the list is: have your child talk about conflict. In other words parents need to allow their children to vent. Because I took my job as a parent very seriously and used a lot of common sense much of what was in this book I did. Unfortunately, many of today’s parents did not have great examples of parenting or they thought there was a better way. ARE MY KIDS ON TRACK is a good book for parents to read though some of the suggestion may have you saying; “Now you tell me!” written by Marsha L F Randolph Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BETHANY book review bloggers program. 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.”