I am a mom of five children, ages 6, 8, 15, 20, and 24 years. The last two kids are out of the house but the other three are still being raised. I want the best for my kids and that means raising them with strong morals so they can be good examples of Christ. I want my children to be able to do what is right without being told. I want to raise my children with a solid Christian foundation. I want to say that I think I did a good job raising my 20 and 24 year old children but, I know I have so much more to learn.
I just finished reading a book that will help me raise my children. Motivate Your Child by Dr.Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN was a book that I could not put down. This book is a Christian parent's guide to raising kids who do what they need to do without being told. That statement was something I wanted to instill in my children. This book helps me, as a parent, to do just that. The book gives parents real-life solutions to equip their kids for life. I love that the book gives examples of what other parents did to change the way they parent to help their child learn to self motivate. Every chapter includes practical examples of families applying the bible to their current issues.
My favorite is the example of a parent dropping their kid off at school and saying "have a fun day." This teaches a child that they are always to have fun, which is not a good thing. The book showed me how to say something else to my child instead to help them to learn good morals. So now every day when I say goodbye to my boys, I put thought into it. Today I told my boys " have a good day learning." The day before I said " be a good listener."
In this book you will learn:
• How to build a strong conscience to strengthen internal motivation
• How faith changes kids in practical, down-to-earth ways
• Ways to help self-focused kids think of others
• A strategy to help kids who tend to blame, rationalize, or defend
• Ways to use consequences for heart change
• Specific heart-based strategies to develop responsibility and initiative
Watch this short video of the authors talking about this book
I will be passing my book onto another parent at church when I finish reading so they too can learn how to motivate their child with biblical principles.
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