About the book:
The later elementary age years are one of the greatest times to build responsibility in children. It’s a heart transformation that takes place when parents use other tools than behavior modification. Sometimes though, bad attitudes, disrespect, and a lack of cooperation can muddy the waters. You’ll want to learn from the experts how best to navigate these years. Your children are making significant developmental leaps in their cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual growth. Understanding how best to help children through these years is essential.
You will learn
• How to build spiritual values that will last forever
• Ways to address homework, mornings, and bedtimes
• Tools for developing internal motivation in your child
• Practical suggestions for advanced social development
• How to have an age-appropriate conversation about sex
• How to provide tools for anger management
• Specific strategies for bad attitudes and disrespect
• and much more
Busyness often gets in the way so having concise, practical tools will help you get it all in to equip your child to handle adolescence with success.
You can purchase a copy at Biblical Parenting.
About Dr. Scott Turanksy and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN:
Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN are the co-founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Their heart-based approach to parenting is revolutionizing families. Turansky and Miller are also the co-founders of Biblical Parenting University, providing parents with easy access to parent training through online courses.
Scott Turansky is a full time pastor of Calvary Chapel Living Hope in New Jersey. He and his wife Carrie have five adult children and three grandchildren.
Joanne Miller is a pediatric nurse, working at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She and her husband, Ed, have two grown sons. Joanne also works full-time leading the National Center for Biblical Parenting.
About Julia Raudenbush:
Julia Raudenbush is the mother of four children. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a certificate in elementary education with a minor in psychology. Before becoming a mom, Julia taught in the classroom for several years. She now tutors and teaches writing workshops. Julia has served in ministries to both children and moms at her church. She and her husband love being outside with their family, enjoying the lake and woods near their home.
I’ve had the pleasure of reading another book put out by the National Center for Biblical Parenting also written by Dr. Scott Turanksy and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN titled The Christian Parenting Handbook – if you read that review you’ll see that I really liked it and did learn a lot and still need to implement a lot of the ideas into our home with that being said there is a new series out called Parenting Shifts and it has eight other books that span the ages of birth to 26 years with more help that is targeted at the age you need to focus on. I was given a copy of Cultivating Responsibility: Parenting Wisdom for ages 9-12 and while I have a 9 year old and a 12 year old I found a lot of what was being said in this book being relevant to my 7 year old son as well. Often times it is easier and keeps more peace in our house if I just do what needs doing instead of taking the time to teach and train the children how to do things on their own and this book reminds me, that isn’t how responsibility is created or to make it stick.
This isn’t just about doing the chores, taking care of their bedrooms but it goes above that and into relationships with others such as compassion for others, anger management, conflict management but also about the responsibility of taking care of their bodies through hygiene, church, spiritual training and much, much more. Each chapter is a bit sized chunk which is great for busy parents who don’t have time to devote to a book on each of these subjects but also want to know how to help their child take responsibility for their life and their actions. I’d say it took less than 5 minutes for each chapter and as you read decide if you want to read through the whole book first and begin implementing the ideas or if you want to do it a chapter at a time, it is truly a resource that you can make work for your family – which is so great, as today, many children and even adults do not want to take responsibility for their actions or their life.
So whether you need some guidance in what you can be doing to instill godly character into your newborn or how to make sure your adult won’t come boomeranging back to your house, these books cover each of the stages we’ll encounter at some point in our lives as parents. Some of the situations may only pertain to those children who are in a brick and mortar school but most of it is good and geared towards parents who are also home educating their children and just need a bit more support in how to lovingly guide them to a relationship with Christ and so that as parents we can make them aware of how to grow into their selves through each stage of development. I truly recommend this and the entire set of the Parenting Shifts books if you’re looking for a Christian and Biblical outlook on training children in the way they should go.
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