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Suggested Reading for Parents

Reading for Parents

Shepherding Your Child’s Heart
By: Tedd 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.

The Five Love Languages of Children
By: Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell

Does your child speak a different language? Sometimes they wager for your attention, and other times they ignore you completely. Sometimes they are filled with gratitude and affection, and other times they seem totally indifferent. Attitude. Behavior. Development. Everything depends on the love relationship between you and your child. When children feel loved, they do their best. But how can you make sure your child feels loved?

Each child expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite. Discover your child’s primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child’s emotions and behavior.

Parents’ Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens
By: Joe White and Jim Weidmann

“My teens are questioning the truth they have been told about Christ their entire lives!” “How do I deal with the peer pressure that’s influencing them?” Many parents ask these and many other tough questions when their children reach the teen years, and the Parent’s Guide to the Spiritual Mentoring of Teens is a book that answers them by sharing information, advice, and techniques to help guide teens into a growing, grace-filled love relationship with Jesus Christ. A new addition to Focus on the Family’s best-selling series of guides.

Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children
By: Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

What the award-winning Boundaries has done for adult relationships, Boundaries with Kids will do for you and your children.  Here is the help you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to set limits and still be a loving parent, bring control to an out-of-control family life, apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting, define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids … and much more. Boundaries with Kids helps us give our kids the skills they need to live realistic and full lives in meaningful relationships. Not perfect – but healthy!

Parenting Adolescents: A Biblical Model for Parents
By: Kevin Huggins

There’s more to parenting adolescents than laying down God-honoring rules, trying to enforce them fairly, and doing your best to keep the lines of communication open.

The task of shaping a young person’s life is a very personal and painstaking one. It goes beyond what you say or do to draw upon who you are inside: how well you deal with the things he or she is facing; how closely you rely on God to strengthen, protect, and guide you each day. That’s why learning how to become a better parent is impossible without first considering who you are as a person.

The Search For Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes
By: Robert McGee

Robert McGee’s best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ’s love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others.