Are My Kids on Track

Author: Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441230799
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Religion

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 kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.

Are My Kids on Track

Author: Sissy MEd Goff, LPC-MHSP
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
ISBN: 076421912X
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Religion

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 kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.

Intentional Parenting

Author: Sissy Goff
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9780849964541
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Family & Relationships

Intentional Parentingis built around 12 chapters that each dispel some of the most common parenting myths and reminds all parents of truths that can empower them to be not only the parents that their children need but that God has called them to be."

The Back Door to Your Teen s Heart

Author: Melissa Trevathan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1419669869
Release Date: 2007-03-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

To the degree that kids can predict you, they will dismiss you. And, most likely, any of us who have ever lived with, taught, counseled, and loved adolescents have felt the sting of dismissal. It feels like everything we try bounces off the shell these kids develop around 10-12 years of age. Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff, both counselors with a combined 50 years of working with kids, lead us on a journey into the hearts of these adolescents. With laughter, Biblical truths, and a simple, but direct honesty, they help us walk through the back door and back into the lives of these kids we love.

Modern Parents Vintage Values

Author: Melissa Trevathan
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781433668814
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

More than ever before, moms and dads live in a culture that is against their parenting efforts. Between the Internet, media, and glamorization of criminal activity, the sense of entitlement and attitude of disrespect among kids is cause for alarm. Although we can't go back to the 1950s, licensed youth counselors Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff know we can still raise children who value, well, values. In Modern Parents, Vintage Values, they identify the top issues kids face today and then address how to instill the classic character traits that will serve their sons and daughters well: kindness, integrity, manners, compassion, forgiveness, responsibility, gratitude, patience, and confidence.

Wild Things

Author: Stephen James
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414332823
Release Date: 2011-07-14
Genre: Religion

"A practical guide to understanding the way, the mind, and the heart of a boy."--Cover.

A Parent s Guide to Developmental Delays

Author: Laurie LeComer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399532315
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

An expert in special education explains how parents can identify developmental problems in their children, with guidelines on how to spot the signs of abnormal development in the areas of speech, movement, learning, and more, with advice on how to confirm a diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, obtain professional assistance, and overcome challenges. Original.

Raising Girls

Author: Melissa Trevathan
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310570370
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Religion

“My six-year-old fusses with her hair for hours. Is this normal?”“Yesterday my seventh grader was all sunshine. Today she’s wearing black and won’t leave her room.”“I’m worried my teenager may have an eating disorder.”In today’s complex world, parenting a girl is harder than ever. It takes more than love. It takes insight into the things that make your daughter tick as she grows from childhood to young adulthood.Drawing on the authors’ fifty-plus years of combined counseling experience, Raising Girls takes you inside the mind and soul of your girl. You’ll obtain seasoned, expert insights on• Your daughter’s different stages of development from ages zero to nineteen• How you can effectively relate to her at each stage• What is normal behavior, what isn’t, and when and how to intervene• How to deal with self-destructive behavior such as eating disorders, cutting, or experimentation with alcohol• ... and much moreSpiced with stories, humor, and much reassurance, Raising Girls will help you encourage your daughter, challenge her, love her, and help her discover who God is creating her to be.

Raising Boys and Girls

Author: David Thomas
Publisher: Lifeway Church Resources
ISBN: 1415869936
Release Date: 2011-10-03
Genre: Religion

Study looks at being a positive adult example for boys and girls.

The Tech Wise Family

Author: Andy Crouch
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493406555
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Religion

Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our fingertips. And it's definitely not just about the kids. Drawing on in-depth original research from the Barna Group, Andy Crouch shows readers that the choices we make about technology have consequences we may never have considered. He takes readers beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when and instead challenges them to answer provocative questions like, Who do we want to be as a family? and How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal? Anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time slip away amid technology's distractions will find in this book a path forward to reclaiming their real life in a world of devices.

Different

Author: Sally Clarkson
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496420145
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Religion

Nathan was different and Sally knew it. From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens—one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” “troubled,” or someone in need of “fixing.” Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan’s differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great. Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you’re an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you’ll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in the pages of this book. Dare to love and nurture the “different” one in your life.

The Teen Years Explained

Author: Clea McNeely
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 9780615302461
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Visioneering

Author: Andy Stanley
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9781588601230
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Religion

Lift Your Vision High Vision is a preferred future. A destination. Vision always stands in contrast to the world as it is. Visioneering, according to bestselling author Andy Stanley, is “a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” With warm, down-to-earth practicality, Andy Stanley explores the ordinary life of Nehemiah and his God-given vision for accomplishing the extraordinary. He shows how the life of this great ancient visionary, determined to rebuild the ruined walls of Jerusalem, reveals principles that can prepare us to find and follow God’s multifaceted vision for our own lives. Now this bestseller is again available in an attractive, affordable paperback! Everybody ends up somewhere in life. You can end up somewhere on purpose! Visioneering is the engineering of a vision. It’s the process one follows to develop and maintain vision. “Vision,” writes Andy Stanley , “is a clear mental picture of what could be, fueled by the conviction that it should be.” In the bestselling Visioneering, Stanley builds a compelling case for the necessity of a clear, God-ordained vision for each of the roles of your life. Whether you’re a parent with a vision for your children or a CEO pursuing a corporate vision, Visioneering is the perfect tool to help you develop and maintain God’s unique purpose for your life.

The Defining Decade

Author: Meg Jay
Publisher: Twelve
ISBN: 9780446575065
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Psychology

Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood. Dr. Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist, argues that twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation, much of which has trivialized what is actually the most defining decade of adulthood. Drawing from a decade of work with hundreds of twentysomething clients and students, THE DEFINING DECADE weaves the latest science of the twentysomething years with behind-closed-doors stories from twentysomethings themselves. The result is a provocative read that provides the tools necessary to make the most of your twenties, and shows us how work, relationships, personality, social networks, identity, and even the brain can change more during this decade than at any other time in adulthood-if we use the time wisely. THE DEFINING DECADE is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss.