The Christian Parenting Handbook

(Disclosure:  I received the mentioned book in return for my honest review from BookSneeze.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I love parenting books!  I love learning more and more everyday.  The saying, "It takes a village to raise a child" makes sense.  You can't do it on your own.  Nobody is perfect and if I can read and learn from someone else's experience, I am willing to do so.  The Christian Parenting Handbook is a really good resource.  It is an easy read book.  There are 50 strategies for all stages of a child's life.  Some of my favorite sections are Identifying Character Qualities, Bookmarking Good Days, Manipulation, Praying for your Kids, and a few others.  I love that there are real life stories in each chapter so that you can relate to it.

Book Description

With advice on parenting coming from several angles, what do you listen to and what do you ignore? Develop your own biblical philosophy of parenting and use it to filter the many ideas that come your way.
  • In this book you’ll learn how to:
  • Identify character qualities to address problems
  • Build internal motivation
  • Transfer responsibility for change to the child
  • Teach kids to be solvers instead of whiners
  • Use creativity to teach your kids spiritual truths
  • Avoid the “boxing ring”
  • Envision a positive future
  • And much more!
With these strategies you’ll be able to move from behavior modification to a heart-based approach to parenting. Instead of relying on rewards, incentives, threats, and punishment, you’ll learn how to identify heart lessons to teach your child and implement them in practical ways.
The Christian Parenting Handbook by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting, compiles fifty parenting principles that use heart-based strategies to teach you how to face daily challenges. When parents focus on the heart, kids learn to ask different questions about life. Instead of asking, “What’s in it for me?” they learn to ask, “What’s the right thing to do?” You’ll soon see how a heart-based approach to parenting looks deeper and brings about greater, lasting change.

This is a good book and I will definitely pass it on to other parents.

What is a piece of advice that you were given as a parent that you would like to share with other parents?