Are My Kids on Track

Are My Kids on Track Author Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP
ISBN-10 9781441230799
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Bethany House
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Tools for Identifying and Developing Spiritual, Social, and Emotional Growth From birth to adulthood, our children's physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers. Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way. Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids' soul development a seamless part of family life. Don't just raise smart kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.

Are My Kids on Track

Are My Kids on Track Author Sissy MEd Goff, LPC-MHSP
ISBN-10 076421912X
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Bethany House Publishers
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Tools for Identifying and Developing Spiritual, Social, and Emotional Growth From birth to adulthood, our children's physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers. Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way. Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids' soul development a seamless part of family life. Don't just raise smart kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.

Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting Author Sissy Goff
ISBN-10 9780849964541
Year 2013
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Intentional Parentingis built around 12 chapters that each dispel some of the most common parenting myths and reminds all parents of truths that can empower them to be not only the parents that their children need but that God has called them to be."

Wild Things

Wild Things Author Stephen James
ISBN-10 1414332823
Year 2011-07-14
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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"A practical guide to understanding the way, the mind, and the heart of a boy."--Cover.

Modern Parents Vintage Values

Modern Parents  Vintage Values Author Melissa Trevathan
ISBN-10 9781433668814
Year 2010
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
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More than ever before, moms and dads live in a culture that is against their parenting efforts. Between the Internet, media, and glamorization of criminal activity, the sense of entitlement and attitude of disrespect among kids is cause for alarm. Although we can't go back to the 1950s, licensed youth counselors Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff know we can still raise children who value, well, values. In Modern Parents, Vintage Values, they identify the top issues kids face today and then address how to instill the classic character traits that will serve their sons and daughters well: kindness, integrity, manners, compassion, forgiveness, responsibility, gratitude, patience, and confidence.

The Back Door to Your Teen s Heart

The Back Door to Your Teen s Heart Author Melissa Trevathan
ISBN-10 1419669869
Year 2007-03-29
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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To the degree that kids can predict you, they will dismiss you. And, most likely, any of us who have ever lived with, taught, counseled, and loved adolescents have felt the sting of dismissal. It feels like everything we try bounces off the shell these kids develop around 10-12 years of age. Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff, both counselors with a combined 50 years of working with kids, lead us on a journey into the hearts of these adolescents. With laughter, Biblical truths, and a simple, but direct honesty, they help us walk through the back door and back into the lives of these kids we love.

Mirrors and Maps

Mirrors and Maps Author Melissa Trevathan
ISBN-10 9780310863014
Year 2009-08-30
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Zondervan
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Pop Quiz: • Have you ever woken up and felt bad about yourself for no reason whatsoever? • Have you spent time trying to figure out how to get into the popular group at school? • Have you ever been embarrassed by your dad singing in the car with your friends? • Have you noticed that things are starting to feel different than ever before? • Do you change your opinion—or even your personality around different friends? • Do you get overwhelmed with all of the thoughts and feelings bouncing around inside of you? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you passed the quiz. That means you’re a normal girl, who is going through the confusing changes of growing up! Sometimes it might feel like you woke up in a whole new world—kind of like Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz. The good news is, you’re not alone. Melissa and Sissy, the authors of this book, think they can help you figure out some of the big questions in your life. Even if you haven’t asked them out loud, chances are you’ve started to wonder: • Who am I? • What do I want? • What should I do? • Who do I want to be? While they’re no longer teenagers, Melissa and Sissy remember a bit about what it was like to be 11 or 12—almost a teenager. But more than that, they talk with girls who are a lot like you every day—girls who are feeling confused or overwhelmed, who are feeling like they’re changing in ways they don’t understand—physically, emotionally, and spiritually—and they feel like their lives are out of their own control. In this book, Melissa and Sissy, along with girls your age, will share some insight into what’s going on in your life. You’ll find that you’re not going crazy—you’re just growing up and becoming the person God has created you to be.

Imaginative Prayer A Yearlong Guide for Your Child s Spiritual Formation

Imaginative Prayer  A Yearlong Guide for Your Child s Spiritual Formation Author Jared Patrick Boyd
ISBN-10 9780830892297
Year 2017-06-12
Pages
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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How do we help our kids connect with God and experience his presence? Jared Patrick Boyd has discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. This unique resource helps us guide our children through weekly sessions of imaginative prayer, providing a yearlong experience of spiritual formation.

Prayer Warrior Mom

Prayer Warrior Mom Author Marla Alupoaicei
ISBN-10 9781400204359
Year 2013
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Any mom can become a prayer warrior! In Prayer Warrior Mom, author Marla Alupoaicei helps moms break through to blessing for themselves and their children usinglife-transforming principles. Readers learn to: pray Scripture, stand in the gap for their kids, discern God's will, pray with power and authority, satisfy the conditions for answered prayer, cultivate an attitude of gratitude, arm their children against the powers of darkness, and much more. Today's Christian moms earnestly want to be godly parents, but many of them have not been equipped with the prayer skills, scriptural knowledge, and practical strategies needed to effectively fight a spiritual battle for themselves or their children. Prayer Warrior Mom inspires modern-day moms looking for a biblical, fun-to-read, and relevant resource for navigating the challenges of parenting in a new generation. In Prayer Warrior Mom, author Marla Alupoaicei encourages and guidesmoms to: Be equipped to effectively pray for their children, no matter what age they are Feel empowered to positively impact the spiritual lives of their children Experience a greater depth and richness in their own spiritual lives Prayer Warrior Mom draws moms closer to God and empowers them to entrust their precious children to him through effective, life-transforming prayer.

Quick Tips for Busy Families

Quick Tips for Busy Families Author Jay Payleitner
ISBN-10 9781441230928
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Bethany House
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Ingenious Parenting Shortcuts Every Mom and Dad Should Know Parenting can be hard work, and our lives continue to get busier and busier. Is it possible to lighten the load but still raise great kids? From his experiences as a dad as well as interacting with countless other parents, Jay Payleitner has gathered scores of secrets worth passing along--simple things veteran moms and dads have learned over the years. Things as simple as passing along truths during TV commercials. Or connecting with your children as you tuck them in at night. Or learning how to laugh over spilt milk. Some of the ideas are old-school secrets that were passed from one generation to the next; others deal with issues that would have never crossed Grandma and Grandpa's minds. All of them are easy to implement. This book is designed for a quick, breezy reading experience, letting parents pick and choose those ideas that will make their lives easier, their kids happier, and their futures even brighter.

Parenting with Grace and Truth

Parenting with Grace and Truth Author Dan Seaborn
ISBN-10 9781683221562
Year 2017-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Barbour Publishing
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How could following Jesus' example change your parenting and your relationship with your kids? Parenting with Grace and Truth is a timely book for to parents who desire to live and lead like Jesus. You will be drawn to the "grace and truth" concept because our culture idolizes serving self over others, which makes it incredibly difficult to raise children from a biblical foundation. In twelve chapters, author Dan Seaborn explores the notion of what parenting would be like if you handled the delicate balance of speaking truth into your children’s lives, while loving your kids with a heart full of grace. Parenting with Grace and Truth will help parents discover that every aspect of parenting is satisfied through the person and character of Jesus Christ. . .a must-read for parents of all ages!

Different

Different Author Sally Clarkson
ISBN-10 9781496420145
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher NavPress
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Nathan was different and Sally knew it. From his early childhood, Nathan was bursting with creativity and uncontainable energy, struggling not only with learning issues but also with anxiety and OCD. He saw the world through his own unique lens—one that often caused him to be labeled as “bad,” “troubled,” or someone in need of “fixing.” Bravely choosing to listen to her motherly intuition rather than the loud voices of the world, Sally dared to believe that Nathan’s differences could be part of an intentional design from a loving Creator with a plan for his life. She trusted that the things that made him different were the very things that could make him great. Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you’re an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you’ll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in the pages of this book. Dare to love and nurture the “different” one in your life.

The Teen Years Explained

The Teen Years Explained Author Clea McNeely
ISBN-10 9780615302461
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 103
Language en
Publisher Jayne Blanchard
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Long Days of Small Things

Long Days of Small Things Author Catherine McNiel
ISBN-10 9781631466441
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher NavPress
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Rich, soul-inspiring practices for moms who have neither quiet nor time. Dirty laundry, crayon-smeared bills, and smashed crackers . . . And there’s your Bible—buried under a pile of diapers. Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep, without a moment of peace and quiet, you wonder if the spiritual life you crave is even possible. But God sees you. He designed this parenting journey, after all. He understands the chaos of motherhood. And he joins you in everything—whether you’re scrubbing the floor, nursing a fussy newborn, or driving to soccer practice. Catherine McNiel invites you to connect with God right here, in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment.

The Magic of Motherhood

The Magic of Motherhood Author Ashlee Gadd
ISBN-10 9780310084617
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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The Magic of Motherhood celebrates your life as a mom—the good stuff, the hard stuff, and everything in between. From the writers behind the popular blog Coffee + Crumbs comes a beautiful new book to remind you of your identity, both as a woman and as a mother. Motherhood can often feel overwhelming and isolating. You find your feelings swinging between joy and uncertainty, intense love and anxiety, laughter and tears. Through it all, you constantly ask yourself, “Am I the only one who feels this way?” The Magic of Motherhood will reassure you that you’re not alone. Full of encouragement, humor, and wisdom that will speak to you right where you are, The Magic of Motherhood is like a long-overdue coffee date with your best girlfriend. In this book you’ll find heartwarming essays about identity, adoption, body image, miscarriage, friendship, faith, infertility, and more. The Magic of Motherhood is a curated collection of honest stories that weave together the love, joy, and magnificent heartache of motherhood. Instead of offering advice, the writers offer something even better: their hearts. The Magic of Motherhood is a love letter to mothers everywhere; it’s a story about the magic that happens in between calm and chaos, the joy that can be found in both beauty and mess, and the valuable lessons we learn about ourselves in between cups of reheated coffee and kitchen tables covered in crumbs. Find a new strength, beauty, and sisterhood you never believed possible in The Magic of Motherhood, an inspiring and encouraging book written for an imperfect, trying-her-best mom just like you.