Day 31: Books on Effective Parenting (Reaching the Heart)

Well I did not get all of my post done in 31 straight days but am happy that I did make all 31.  A little late is better then never!

My favorite resources come from a site called Effective Parenting.  The CD’s Parenting is Heart Work are my favorite.  They have helped me in my parenting more then any resource.  Many books will tell you that you have a strong willed child, these CD’s help you parent one.  They have so many wonderful practical ideas in them and they work!  This site has some other wonderful books and resources as well so be sure to check them out!

I LOVE the following books that have helped me in parenting and have helped me reach my kids heart and when you reach your kids heart you help them devlop character!

Parenting is Heart WorkParenting is Heart Work

If you’re like most parents, you have developed your own parenting strategy—sometimes it seems to work, and other times—based on the way your child behaves—you wonder if it’s working at all. There are countless ways to try to get a child’s attention and to
effect change—but here’s the truth—unless you deal with a child through his or her heart, you are not likely to see lasting change.

In this breakthrough book, Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN, reveal how you can learn to truly reach your child’s heart to teach, train, and build a tremendous relationship.

Parenting is Heart Work gives you the practical tools an easy-to-follow steps that will revolutionize how you: 

  • Turn Correction times into learning experiences.
  • Equip your children to accept responsibility for their mistakes and meditate on the right things.
  • Influence and adjust the values and beliefs your children hold.
  • Maintain relationship with your children through love and emotional connectedness.


                Good and Angry: Exchanging Frustration for Character in You and Your Kids!                                                                         

Good and Angry: Exchanging Frustration for Character in You and Your Kids! Parents often feel angry when their children do the wrong things. But responding to children in anger rarely brings about the desired result and can even have a damaging effect instead. Yet anger doesn’t have to be the enemy. It can be a trigger that makes parents even more effective. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller show them how.

Recognizing the very real emotions parents feel, Good and Angry taps into the constructive side of parents’ anger and teaches welcome strategies for addressing the things their children do to drive them crazy. Addressing common problem areas for children–such as annoying behavior, lying, not following instructions, and bad attitudes–this book outlines seven routines that will help children improve in these areas and allow them to thrive in their relationship with parents and with others.

In Good and Angry, moms and dads will come to understand anger’s true purpose and how they can use it successfully in
their day-to-day parenting. They will also learn new approaches that will solve many common problems and, in the process, help both them and their children grow closer to God.


Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... in You and Your KidsSay Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes… in You and Your Kids

Adding honor as a factor in raising kids …and parent-child relationships.

Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller offer a thorough program for establishing honor as a basis of family life — not just children
honoring parents, but parents respecting children and children honoring each other. Even if honor seems a long way off in your household, you will find practical suggestions here to bring that goal a little closer — suggestions for kids of all ages. Honor is the biblical value that will bring about good behavior. It’s more than just changing what kids do; it’s changing the deeper issues of the heart that triggered the behavior.

If you have loved this series please let me know in the comments.  I would love to hear if it has blessed you.  I have a special giveaway tomorrow so don’t miss it!

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