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."

Raising Passionate Jesus Followers

Author: Phil Comer
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310347781
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Religion

For Christian parents, there is no greater joy than seeing their children learn to walk with the Lord. And there is no greater fear than that their children will walk away from God. After serving together in pastoral ministry for forty years, Phil and Diane Comer know those hopes and fears well. Thirty-seven years ago, they became parents themselves. And like all new parents, they were intimidated and unsure about how to take on the task of spiritually training their young children. Now, with all four of their children grown and establishing their own households of faith, Phil and Diane have embarked on a quest to help the next generation of parents raise passionate Jesus followers. Drawing on years of pastoral counseling, teaching, leading, and decades of watching families from the perspective of pastors and leaders in ministry, Phil and Diane instruct, guide, encourage, and offer hope and practical help to Christian parents. Raising Passionate Jesus Followersis a manual full of practical, biblically based guidelines that parents will be able to turn to again and again through each stage of their children’s development. Starting at birth, into grade school, through the daunting teenage years, to launching them into college, and finally letting go, this book contains the why’s and the how’s parents need. This book will serve as an invaluable resource for any parent whose greatest longing is to shepherd their children into a vibrant faith in God.

My First Message

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Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612919713
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Genre: Bibles

Parents want their children to discover the value of God’s Word. My First Message is a one-of-a-kind Bible that transforms family devotions into interactive experiences. The great Message style offers a version of the Bible that is easy to read and understand. Children ages 4-8 are encouraged to learn to study the Bible through a “read, think, pray, and live” approach. Filled with lively illustrations and fun activities for parents and children, My First Message keeps in mind the short attention span of its readers and moves the stories along at a good pace.

Growing Up Without Getting Lost

Author: Melissa Trevathan
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310862383
Release Date: 2009-08-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

There was a time, not so long ago, when everything in life seemed pretty simple. You had great friends, you got along with your parents (most of the time!), and you were pretty happy with the way your life was. But suddenly, it seems like everything is changing. Your friends expect way too much from you, and often let you down. You fight with your parents more than you’d like, and they never seem to be happy with you. You just don’t understand why your life seems so chaotic now. Melissa and Sissy, the authors of this book, think they can help you figure out some of the big questions inundating your mind:• Who am I? • What do I want? • What should I do? • Who do I want to be? While they’re no longer teenagers, Melissa and Sissy remember a bit about their entry into teenage life. But more than that, they talk with girls who are a lot like you every day—girls who are feeling pressure from everyone around them, who are feeling like they’re changing in ways they don’t understand—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—and they feel like their lives are out of their own control. If you’ve ever asked yourself any of those questions above, or if you just don’t know why you feel like everything is changing and you miss the “good old days” of Barbies and board games, this book can help you understand who you are and give you hope for who you are becoming.

Life on the Vine

Author: Philip D. Kenneson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830822194
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Religion

This book can be read on several levels: as biblical and theological study, as an inspring work on spirituality, as cultural analysis ...

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.

Guardians of Purity

Author: Julie Hiramine
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 9781616388553
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

This world we live in is reaching into the hearts and minds of our children, shaping and molding them into a replica of its values, trends, and worldviews. Guardians of Purity gives you practical advice to help you stand against these destructive cultural influences

How to Hit a Curveball Grill the Perfect Steak and Become a Real Man

Author: Stephen James
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781496417640
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Religion

What guy doesn't need some pointers on how to be the man he wants to be? And we know that being a man is so much more than building a successful career and mastering the mechanics of daily life (like oil changes), those functional things are really important too. By addressing the basic, primal, and archetypal moments that all men experience, this book helps men become more invested in their passions, their families, their lives, and God.

Raising Boys

Author: Steve Biddulph
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 0008128030
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Boys

A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field from Australian writer and lecturer Steve Biddulph, who's been called 'a mixture of Billy Connelly and Dr Spock' by The Times.

Raising Boys and Girls

Author: Sissy Goff
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.

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.

In This House We Will Giggle

Author: Courtney DeFeo
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9781601426079
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Family & Relationships

What do indoor picnics and funny face contests have to do with loving Jesus? More than you realize! As a mom in the throes of parenting, Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter, not lecture. That perspective propelled her to create this idea-packed book, in which she offers motivating reflections, real-life stories, and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids’ hearts toward God. Each chapter focuses on one virtue that is key for developing your child’s character. Along with insights into how this virtue plays out in the nitty-gritty of life, Courtney includes a memory verse, activity ideas, and discussion questions to reinforce that virtue throughout the month. Here you’ll find a full year of ways to draw your children closer to God through delightful antics like Family Olympics, One Fancy Feast, and Light ’Em Up. In This House, We Will Giggle shows you how to capture the hearts of your children through fun—so that they experience the goodness of Christ, the joy of following Him, and the difference they can make in the lives of others. (Water balloons not included!)