Words Kids Need to Hear: To Help Them Be Who God Made Them to Be

Words Kids Need to Hear: To Help Them Be Who God Made Them to Be

by David Staal
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Words Kids Need to Hear: To Help Them Be Who God Made Them to Be by David Staal

Words matter. Words can build up, or words can tear down. As parents and church leaders, do we use our words well? Words Kids Need to Hear offers compelling, yet simple ways to build up the hearts of children through meaningful and well-chosen words. What children hear from adults they trust makes a significant impact—now and for years to come.Words Kids Need to Hear offers an easy-to-follow learning path. Each of the seven chapters focuses on a single statement kids need to hear from parents, children’s workers, and other close adults. These seven statements are simple to share, yet guaranteed to make a profound impact on a child’s life. They are:• I Believe in You• You Can Count on Me• I Treasure You• I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me• Because• No• I Love YouEach chapter seeks to educate first, equip, and then motivate to action. Words Kids Need to Hear helps parents and children’s workers use words to build up the hearts of elementary-age children, resulting in closer parent-child relationships that pave a path toward a relationship with God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310543657
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/26/2009
Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 889,811
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Staal serves as the president of Kids Hope USA, a national non-profit organization that partners local churches with elementary schools to provide mentors for at-risk students. Prior to this assignment, David led Promiseland, the children’s ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois. Other leadership roles he held at Willow Creek include director of communications and director of children's ministry for the Willow Creek Association. David authored Word Kids Need to Hear (2008), Leading Your Child to Jesus and Leading Kids to Jesus (2006), and Making Your Children’s Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid’s Week (2004, co-authored with Sue Miller). David also serves as the senior editor of Today’s Children’s Ministry, an electronic publication and web site from Christianity Today International. He lives in Grand Haven, MI, with his wife Becky, son Scott, and daughter Erin.

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Words Kids Need to Hear 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.