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."

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.

Intentional Parenting

Author: Tad Thompson
Publisher: Cruciform Press
ISBN: 9781936760107
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

There are literally thousands of books available on how to live various aspects of the Christian life. Of these, at least a couple of dozen pertaining to family life and child training are well worth reading. This is not one of those books. This book is designed to help you take those other books, as well as all the sermons, teachings, and exhortations you have received on child training and leadership in the home, and make sense of it all. Pastor Tad Thompson has assembled a biblical approach to effective family discipleship. Let him share it with you in this clear, encouraging, accessible book. This is not another book of tactics and techniques. It is a book of strategy for parents who want to be intentional about discipleship in the home.


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.

The Back Door to Your Teen s Heart

Author: Melissa Trevathan
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 0736908374
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Parent and teenager

The authors write that parents need to invite their children to participate in relationships. In this book Trevathan and Goff use examples from their counseling practice and time-proven principles to show how true and lasting connections with adolescents are forged. (July)

Prayer Warrior Mom

Author: Marla Alupoaicei
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781400204366
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Religion

Moms, are you struggling with patience? Worrying about your children’s spiritual development? Concerned about their social or behavioral issues? Wondering how to get it all done when there’s just never enough time? Author Marla Alupoaicei knows that today’s Christian moms want to be the parents God intended. They desire to pray boldly and stand in the gap for their kids. But many mothers haven’t been equipped with the prayer skills, scriptural knowledge, and practical strategies to fight the spiritual battle for themselves and their children. Marla is no stranger to these trials. She has felt the simmering frustration and discontentment that come from the constant tension of trying to do it all for her family. But as Marla began to turn everything over to God in prayer, He granted her an attitude of gratitude, the antidote to despair. “When you and I choose to praise the Lord, He will be fully present in our hearts, in our homes, and with our children,” she says. In Prayer Warrior Mom, Marla invites you to walk with her through fifteen life-transforming principles that will empower you to effectively intercede for your children. Learn to cultivate your own attitude of gratitude, pray Scripture, be persistent, pray with power and authority, be your children’s #1 advocate, hear God’s voice above the noise of daily life, and much more! “The only real power we have on this earth is the power of prayer. Our potent prayers for our kids connect them with the reality of God and His will for their lives,” Marla says. Mom, this is your year. Your year of spiritual breakthrough. Your year to see your children start loving God and living for Him. What are you waiting for? Become a Prayer Warrior Mom today!

Quick Tips for Busy Families

Author: Jay Payleitner
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 9781441230928
Release Date: 2017-02-14
Genre: Religion

Ingenious Parenting Shortcuts Every Mom and Dad Should Know Parenting can be hard work, and our lives continue to get busier and busier. Is it possible to lighten the load but still raise great kids? From his experiences as a dad as well as interacting with countless other parents, Jay Payleitner has gathered scores of secrets worth passing along--simple things veteran moms and dads have learned over the years. Things as simple as passing along truths during TV commercials. Or connecting with your children as you tuck them in at night. Or learning how to laugh over spilt milk. Some of the ideas are old-school secrets that were passed from one generation to the next; others deal with issues that would have never crossed Grandma and Grandpa's minds. All of them are easy to implement. This book is designed for a quick, breezy reading experience, letting parents pick and choose those ideas that will make their lives easier, their kids happier, and their futures even brighter.

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.

Long Days of Small Things

Author: Catherine McNiel
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781631466441
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Religion

Rich, soul-inspiring practices for moms who have neither quiet nor time. Dirty laundry, crayon-smeared bills, and smashed crackers . . . And there’s your Bible—buried under a pile of diapers. Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood. And he joins you in everything—whether you’re scrubbing the floor, nursing a fussy newborn, or driving to soccer practice. Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.

The Magic of Motherhood

Author: Ashlee Gadd
Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
ISBN: 9780310084617
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Religion

The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” The Magic of Motherhood will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend. In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts. The Magic of Motherhood is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs. Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.

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 more Spiced 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.

Welcome to Your Child s Brain

Author: Sandra Aamodt
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851688654
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Self-Help

Neuroscientists Aamodt and Wang illuminate how children's brains grow - and how they can be nurtured, scientifically, to reach their full potential. The authors investigate common child-rearing wisdom, exposing bad brain trainingA" products and the ways parents most influence a child's personality. They explain why playing outside improves vision, why teenagers stay up late, and why learning a second language increases empathy. And they share amusing experiments that will let every parent watch a child's grey matter at work. Filled with myth-busting facts and clever advice, this is an indispensable, entertaining guide to your child's brain.