Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids

Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids

by Jean Barnes

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ISBN-13: 9780768406771
Publisher: Destiny Image, Inc.
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Jean Barnes is a veteran educator and pioneer in teacher-parent collaboration benefitting children. She coaches parents and children to thrive using biblical wisdom, the best practices of psychology and counseling, and fifty years of insight as a public school teacher, counselor, educational psychologist, and mom. She lives in Coto de Caza, California.

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Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Purposeful Parenting is not a how to do it manual. It is more a book of examples that any parent can choose to implement for help in raising their children. There are six chapters and each one is full with stories, thoughts, and resources. It can be used by parents of children of any age group. I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
“How you parent directly impacts who your children are and who they will become.” Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids is a great parenting resource! Jean Barnes is an experienced teacher, counselor, psychologist, and mother. In this book, she offers six practices for use in successful parenting. They are: Show your children that you truly love them Use discipline to maintain life and freedom Recognize the purpose and passions in your child’s heart Help your child build good character Empower your child to be responsible Persevere through difficult times and never give up Using a biblical approach, Jean shares knowledge, experiences, and recommendations for more purposeful parenting. Each of the practices she suggests is detailed, well written, and easy to understand. Purposeful Parenting is an enjoyable, insightful parenting resource! I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for an unbiased review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this book and share my thoughts.
richardblake More than 1 year ago
Biblical Wisdom, Guiding Principles, and Practical Tips for Putting Purpose into Parenting As a veteran educator, educational psychologist, and mother Jean S. Barnes understands children. In her book “Purposeful Parenting – Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids” she combines her practical training with Biblical parenting principles to help her readers put passionate purpose into their parenting:  to instill in their children a passion for: learning to love, develop self-discipline and character, accept responsibility, become competent, and persevere in difficult situations. Each of the six chapters in the book develops on of these principles. Chapter titles clearly define the content to be considered; each chapter begins with a thought provoking challenge, topical headings, Biblical principles, and practical pointers. Features within the chapters also include “A Step Toward…” and “My Purposeful Parenting Check-In” exercises with a unique emphasis and chapter summaries. Barnes sums up her conclusions in a closing section “Parenting Takes a Team” which clearly defines the working of parents, the school, and teaching and their interactive roles as a part of the team. She stresses the importance of developing friendships for social intelligence, the role of the church, and a reliance on God for instilling passion and purpose.  “Purposeful Parenting – Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids” is a practical blending of Biblical wisdom and “best practices in psychology” on parenting. A valuable resource tool for every parent. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.