In this freeing book, respected therapists and bestselling authors Stephen James and Chip Dodd invite parents to let go of perfectionism and micromanaging as they learn to parent from a place of emotional honesty and intimacy. Through their clinical experience and relatable true stories, they show parents that raising children to become capable, loving, and wise-hearted adults is far more about accepting our flaws than projecting an impossible standard to our children that we already know we can't live up to. Parents will learn how to resolve issues from their own childhoods, tune into their feelings and the emotions of their children, and be present with their families through both the best and worst of circumstances.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Chip Dodd, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, is a teacher, trainer, author, and counselor who has been working in the field of recovery and redemption for nearly three decades. He founded the Center for Professional Excellence at Journey Pure in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a multidisciplinary treatment program that brings freedom to professional men struggling with addiction, depression, burnout, anxiety, and other debilitating issues. He and his wife, Sonya, live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and have two grown sons. He is the author of the bestselling book The Voice of the Heart: A Call to Full Living and several other titles.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Inside (Me with Me)
1 Giraffes on Ice 33
2 Wired for Relationship 49
3 Living with Unfinished Business 75
4 This Is Going to Hurt 93
5 Failure Is Not Optional-It's Inevitable 109
Part 2 Out (Me with You)
6 Put On Your Own Mask First 129
7 Climb the Mountain of Their Dreams 153
8 Hold the Flag Brave and True 167
9 Learn to Live the Questions 189
10 The Ultra-Triathlon 207
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm always on the lookout for parenting books that inspire and guide me to be my best. To really engage me though, the book must acknowledge the challenges of parenting, and offer grace and understanding rather than judgment and perfection. This book met those expectations. Parenting with Heart encouraged me to strive for ‘good enough’ rather than unattainable perfection, and reminded me that I don't need to have all the answers. The book is written by professionals in the field and whilst at times it read like a text book, the authors made attempts to relate to the reader with examples from their own parenting. Rather than a list of do's and don'ts, the authors highlight that there is no perfect parenting model. They advocate for a long term view of parenting, and encourage the reader to accept that imperfection, pain and failure is inevitable. The authors invite the reader to address past hurts and heart issues in order to move forward to be their most authentic self and an engaged parent. Practical advice is given to put theory into action, and questions are provided for reflection at the conclusion of each chapter. Parenting with Heart is a practical tool and well worth the read.
This book was a beautiful writing and compelling to read with also encouraging to all the parent raise kids with your full heart not raise themselves based on yours rules instead of relationship, by accepting all your own childhood experiences the good and the one not so good as well, being teams work care for your marriage. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “I received complimentary a copy of this book from Revell Read Books for this review”.