Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Christian Parenting Handbook

I've been reading The Christian Parenting Handbook and it's great! Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller wrote the book and say you will learn how to: 
Identify character qualities to address problems
Build internal motivation
Use creativity to teach your kids spiritual truths

I love the way the book is set up with 50 short chapters on different parenting tips, common problems, and biblical truths. It's perfect to pick up and read whenever you have a free second. They offer real, practical, and biblical advice. I really appreciated the way the authors gave concrete examples and how to  implement them into your family. 

One of my favorite chapters is titled "Don't Practice In The Grocery Store-That's The Final Exam." It's all about what to do when your child acts out in public. They wisely suggest that you, "practice in the kitchen, bedroom, laundry room, and backyard. Children need to learn how to handle disappointment at home so they can accept a no answer in the checkout line. Kids who haven't learned how to accept correction at home without a bad attitude will miserably fail at the test when they have an audience."  

This is a great book for elementary to teen age parents. It is definitely geared to the older children, and while I really enjoyed reading all of the insight, I wish it had a few more chapters geared to parents of young toddlers. I highly recommend this book to all parents, though, because it is a quick, awesome, and packed read. You learn so many different things to try with your family and it has given me a new perspective on different areas of parenting. 

3 comments:

  1. Britt, you should check out my boss's new book, The Passionate Mom. It's a solid mom book based on Nehemiah. I think you'd like it. http://www.susanme.com/passionatemom/

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  2. Britt, thank you for the positive review of our book. I'm grateful. --Scott Turansky

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  3. Hi Britt!

    Great review on The Christian Parenting Handbook. We're forming a Blogger Review Team at the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Would you like more info. about being on the team? Contact me at ed@biblicalparenting.org.

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