parenting

"Train up a child in the way he should go,

And when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6

  • "constructive praise"

    by john townsend

    Here you can find an article about constructive praise.

  • "A parent's challenge" 

    by Jim Mhoon

    Here you can find an article about the challenge of parenting.

  • "cultivate compassion in your kids"

    by matthew barnett

    Here you can read an article about cultivating compassion in your children.

  • keep your kids safe online

    Here you can find some information about keeping your kids safe online.

  • play and self control

    This article discusses teaching your children self- control.

  • becoming a parent

    Here is an article about becoming a parent.

  • parenting children of fear and Anxiety

    Here you can read about parenting a child with anxiety.

  • grandparenting:  being a bridge

    Here you can watch a video about the challenges of being a grandparent.

  • when they leave home

    Here you can read an article about parenting when your children have grown up and are getting ready to be on their own.

  • parenting- june hunt

    Kids are a lot like kites struggling to become airborne, yet need the stability of the string. A kite is not designed to be possessively protected inside the home. Though separation is painful, God designed your role as a parent to prepare your kite for flight. As the fragile frame dives again and again, don't be emotionally torn by the changing winds. Keep running with your child, releasing more and more string into the Lord s sovereign hands.

    June Hunt gives practical advice and Biblical wisdom on how to be a great parent. Did you know...

    - God ordained roles for mothers and fathers

    - The different parenting styles that lead to problems

    - The proper balance between love and limits

    - The process of letting go and allowing your child to soar

    - The hope God has for hurting parents

    In most families, the role of a father and the role of a mother are different. Your child may be looking to each parent for different needs and acknowledgements. Learn what they are and how you can be proactive in the role that the Lord has given to you. Your child is a gift from God. The most compelling behavior you can model before your child is to reflect the character of Christ. It's never too late to begin taking steps toward godly parenting.

  • DYSFUNCTIONAL family- june hunt

    Far too many families today can be described as dysfunctional. Boundaries are bulldozed, rules are ransacked, and dysfunction produces more dysfunction to the family. In June Hunt's booklet on Dysfunctional Families, discover how to cultivate your family now for the generations that follow as you establish and apply the principles of biblical truth in your own family.

  • dare to discipline- dr. james dobson

    Much-needed answers to your toughest parenting questions! Why are boundaries so important? Do children really want limits set on their behavior? My spouse doesn’t seem to care about discipline; why I am I stuck being the “bad guy?” Is it okay to spank my child, or will it lead him to hit others and become a violent person? Join the millions of caring parents who have found answers in the wisdom of parenting authority and family counselor Dr. James Dobson. The New Dare to Discipline is a revised and updated edition of the classic bestseller, designed to help you lead your children through the tough job of growing up. This practical, reassuring guide will teach you how to meet your children’s needs of love, trust, affection―and discipline. 

  • the power of praying for your adult children- stormie omartian

    In this important follow-up to The Power of a Praying® Parent (2 million copies sold), Stormie addresses areas of concern you may have for your grown children and shares how to lift them up to God. With stories from other parents and insight gleaned from personal experience, Stormie helps you pray with the power of God's Word over your adult children and their

    - career choices and sense of purpose

    - marriages and other vital relationships

    - parenting skills and leadership

    - struggles, addictions, or emotional trials

    - faith commitment and prayer life

    Perhaps you are watching your grown children step out into the world and wishing you could do more to support them while giving them the freedom they crave. You can. It doesn't matter how young or old they are, you can rest in the power of God working through your prayers.

  • the power of a praying parent- stormie omartian

    Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, spent 20 years raising their children…and more than 40 years praying for them. Now, in 32 short, easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares how you can pray through each stage of your child’s life, from early childhood to adulthood. Learn how to put your child’s life in God’s loving hands in such areas as his or her

    - safety

    - walk with God

    - success in school

    - friends

    - family relationships

    - gifts and talents

    It’s never too late to discover the joy that comes from being a part of God’s work in your child's life. You don’t have to be a perfect parent. But you do need to be a praying parent. And you can do that.

  • parenting from your strengths- john trent

    Parenting From Your Strengths is a powerful new book from the authors of the Leading from Your Strengths™ book series that helps parents-and their children-get on the same page, build more harmony, and head off potential conflicts. It does this by introducing to those seeking to create an even more effective parenting “team” some of the same tools and insights that have helped hundreds of ministry teams become closer and more connected.The Global Parenting Plan (GPP) draws on the imagery of Global Positioning devices-by doing what Global Positioning devices do to help people track a successful course. What a GPS device does is “triangulate” a person's position, by getting a reading from three known positions: God's unchanging Word, their own unique parenting strengths, and the way each of their children is “fearfully and wonderfully made.” By drawing on these three factors parents can not only draw closer to each other, but can be even more effective in “training up a child” in their own unique bent.

  • go to your room!- shari steelsmith

    Go to Your Room! is distinctive because it focuses on consequences rather than a general collection of techniques. It tells parents why many consequences don't work and how they can start selecting ones that will actually change their child's behavior. The author polled hundreds of parents to discover what issues were of most concern to them. The information provided for each consequence comes from a variety of sources, including parents, authors, and educators.

  • grace based parenting- dr. tim kimmel & max lucado

    Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They've tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction.

    Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don't work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children.

    Releasing in an affordable trade paper edition, this revolutionary book presents a whole new way to nurture a healthy family.

  • the well-behaved child- john rosemond

    Do you battle with your kids over bedtime? Have fights over food? Are tantrums and conflicts ruling your day? If time-outs have quit working and you find yourself at wit's end, giving in to your kids' demands just to have a moment of peace, know there is hope!

    In The Well-Behaved Child, beloved psychologist John Rosemond shares his seven essential tools for raising a child who pays attention and obeys. Once you learn how to use his proven, user-friendly techniques, you'll have everything you need to deal effectively with a wide range of discipline problems in children ages three to thirteen, what John terms "The Decade of Discipline." This clear, step-by-step program includes:

    - Seven Fundamentals of Effective Discipline

    - Seven Discipline Tools You Can't Do Without

    - Seven Top Behavior Problems of All Time―Solved!

    - Seven Tales of the Strange and Unexpected

    You can raise well-behaved children! In this readable, entertaining "workshop in a book," John shows parents how to use the C-words of commanding communication, compelling consequences, and confirming consistency to create a well-behaved child and a family in which peace replaces hassles. It's not complicated at all, and the best part is, it REALLY works!


  • saying goodbye to whining, complaining, and bad attitudes in you and your kids- scott turansky & joanne miller

    Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller offer a thorough program for establishing honor as a basis of family life — not just children honoring parents, but parents respecting children and children honoring each other. Even if honor seems a long way off in your household, you will find practical suggestions here to bring that goal a little closer — suggestions for kids of all ages. Honor is the biblical value that will bring about good behavior. It’s more than just changing what kids do; it’s changing the deeper issues of the heart that triggered the behavior.

  • be a better dad today- gregory w. slayton

    Be a Better Dad Today! is a global bestseller for a reason: it's one of the best books on fatherhood you will ever read. Warmly endorsed by dozens of America's best-known and most respected fathers, the book lays out the "Ten Tools of Fatherhood" that will help every dad who uses them. The book is the product of Slayton's thirty-year study of fatherhood on five different continents, his research, and his own experience raising four children with his wife of twenty-six years. Slayton's easy-to-read, friendly style makes it a fun read, and the many great real-life stories bring it to life.

    Be a Better Dad Today! is an inspirational, encouraging, and down-to-earth guidebook for every father who wants to be a better dad--for his family's sake and his own. With humor, empathy, common sense, and engaging stories, Slayton reveals proven and powerful tools and techniques that will help every dad fulfill his God-given responsibilities. Whether parenting younger or older kids, boys or girls, blended families or as a single dad (or even as a father-to-be), readers will find wise insights and practical, doable action steps for becoming the best dad they can be.


  • attaching in adoption- deborah d. gray

    All parents deserve positive, proactive, and state-of-the-art knowledge about their children. This is all the more imperative when children have been adopted after challenges. Parents want practical guidance during their child's formative years. No parent wants to face a tragic outcome later! This book provides adoptive parents with specific information that applies to children like theirs. It matches children's emotional needs and stages with parenting strategies designed to enhance their child's happiness and emotional health . The stages have been adapted for parents whose child who might be emotionally a toddler at age six. This book gives parents techniques and information so they can provide their children with a home life designed to bring out the best in every family member. Methods to improve attachment, respect, cooperation, trust, and caring in the family are constant themes in this book.

  • facilitating developmental attachment-daniel a. hughes

    This book shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioral problems rooted in deficient early attachments. In particular, it addresses the emotional difficulties of many of the foster and adopted children living in our country who are unable to form secure attachments. Traditional interventions, which do not teach parents how to successfully engage the child, frequently do not provide the means by which the seriously damaged child can form the secure attachment that underlies behavioral change. Dr. Daniel Hughes maps out a treatment plan designed to help the child begin to experience and accept, from both the therapist and the parents, affective attunement that he or she should have received in the first few years of life. Hughes' approach includes:

    ―Using foster and adopted parents as co-therapists

    ―Teaching differentiation between old and new parents

    ―Overcoming the perception of discipline as abusive

    ―Framing misbehavior, discipline, conflicts, and parental authority as important aspects of a child's learning to trust.

    All children, at the core of their beings, need to be attached to someone who considers them to be very special and who is committed to providing for their ongoing care. Children who lose their birth parents desperately need such a relationship if they are to heal and grow. This book shows therapists how to facilitate this crucial bond.

  • building the bonds of attachment- daniel a. hughes

    Building the Bonds of Attachment is the second edition of a critically and professionally acclaimed book for social workers, therapists, and parents who strive to assist children with reactive attachment disorder. This work is a composite case study of the developmental course of one child following years of abuse and neglect. Building the Bonds of Attachment focuses on both the specialized psychotherapy and parenting that is often necessary in facilitating a child's psychological development and attachment security. It develops a model for intervention by blending attachment theory and research, trauma theory, and the general principles of parenting, and child and family therapy. This book is a practical guide for the adult—whether professional or parent—who endeavors to help such children.

  • healing parents- michael orlans & terry m. levy

    Healing Parents gives parents/caregivers the information, tools, support, self-awareness, and hope they need to help a wounded child heal emotional wounds and improve behaviorally, socially, and morally. This book is a toolbox filled with practical strategies and research that helps parents/caregivers understand their child, learn to respond in a constructive way, and create a healthy environment. Parents/caregivers will learn to develop their child's positive beliefs and establish trust by emphasizing respect, providing appropriate limits, consistent structure, and being a positive role model. Based on 60 years of combined experience doing therapy, teaching, consulting, and research related to children and families, Michael Orlans, M.A. and Terry Levy, Ph.D. have created a guide designed to provide parents/caregivers of wounded children the information and skills necessary to create a healing environment.

  • Before i was born- carolyn nystrom

    Before I Was Born explains in age-appropriate language the basic nature of sexual intercourse between a husband and wife and discusses conception, fetal development, childbirth, and breastfeeding. For children ages 5 to 8.

  • the story of me- brenna jones & stan jones

    Designed for ages 3-5, and using age-appropriate language and illustrations, this book explains to young children the marvelous body God gave them.

  • facing the facts- brenna jones & Stan jones

    Designed for children ages 11-14, Facing the Facts equips kids to understand and deal with the changes of puberty. It also examines why God intends sex for marriage, discusses love and dating, and answers tough questions about sexuality.

  • whats the big deal- Brenna Jones & Stan Jones

    Written for children ages 8-11, What’s the Big Deal? helps kids find answers to their questions about sex. It explains the basic facts about sex, why God made adults so they want to have sex, what God says about sex in the Bible, and how to respond when faced with sexual pressure from peers, TV, movies, and magazines.

  • every young mans battle- stephen arterburn & fred stoeker & mike yorkey

    You're surrounded by sex constantly--in movies, on TV, video games, music, the Internet. Is it any wonder that it feels impossible to stay sexually pure?

    How do men survive the relentless battle against the onslaught of lust?

    With powerful ammunition.

    The authors of the hard-hitting mega-bestseller Every Man’s Battle know the temptations young men face every day. The fact is, you can achieve victory over sexual compromise.

    Every Young Man’s Battle shows you how to rise above today's debased, self-seeking culture by examining God's standard, training your eyes and mind, cleaning up your thought life, and developing a plan. With extensive updates for a new generation of men, this is the award-winning guide to practical resistance. Bottom line: these strategies are biblical and they have worked for millions of men.

    Experience real hope for living the way God designed. Enter the battle.


  • every young womans battle- shannon ethridge & stephen srterburn

    The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it's easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal–to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price?

    This counterpart to the award-winning Every Young Man's Battle can help you:

    · learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind

    · understand your hunger for attention from guys

    · recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting young women on the journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage

    · find out how the media, novels, fashion, internet chat rooms, and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices–and what you can do about it

    · guard your mind, heart, and body against sexual and emotional compromise

    · develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God

    Whether you have so far protected yourself emotionally and sexually, feel that you've been robbed of your purity, or have given in to temptation in some way, this book can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity. It can also guide you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood while demonstrating how you can live your life to the fullest–without regrets.

  • preparing your daughter for every woman's battle- shannon ethridge

    Girls are bombarded with messages about sex–from friends, advertisers, media icons, and more. All of this input–along with the whirlwind of emotions that accompany puberty–can leave them confused, filled with unasked questions about boys, dating, sex, and their own value.

    Now is the perfect time for creative conversations about sexuality with your daughter. By introducing key principles and truths during these teachable years, you can lay a foundation that will help her withstand the inevitable pressures young women face. And you’ll create a lasting bond, establishing yourself as a trustworthy authority who is willing to help her address the sensitive issues in her life.

    Recognizing how awkward it can be to confront the topic of sex, author Shannon Ethridge guides you and your daughter through enjoyable yet memorable discussions about sexuality, purity, and dating–leading to a deeper understanding of and appreciation for God’s standards. Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle provides creative tools that will give you the confidence to talk openly and honestly with your daughter–and encourage a lifetime of sexual and emotional integrity.

  • shepherding a child's heart- ted tripp

    Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child's Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child rearing.

  • have a new teenager by friday- dr. kevin leman

    Popular psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman shows parents how to establish boundaries, gain respect, and turn problem behaviors around with their teenager in five days.

  • the birth order book- dr. kevin leman

    This updated edition of Dr. Leman's classic bestseller offers key insights into how birth order affects personality, marriage and relationships, parenting style, career, and children.

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