When Parenting Isn T Perfect

Autore: Jim Daly
Editore: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310348358
Grandezza: 62,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7109

Perfection is the enemy of parenting. Jim Daly sees and hears from mothers and fathers trying hard to pursue perfection. They listen to the best experts and read all the right books. When someone gives them a “World’s Best Mom” or “No. 1 Dad” coffee mug, they want it to be true. And they want their children to pursue perfection, too. It’s admirable for parents to be the very best moms and dads they can be for their children. But sometimes in so doing, they leave grace behind – both for themselves and their children. Jim believes that our quest for perfection, a quest that he believes is particularly strong among Christians, runs counter to God’s own boundless gift of grace. We can become Pharisaical parents, quoting endless rules and holding everyone to impossible standards. But God doesn’t want us, and our kids don’t need us, to be perfect. As parents, we’re called to simply do our best. And when we fail – which we will – we’re called to try again tomorrow. Though he’s the President of Focus on the Family, Jim does not promise that his book will be a catalyst for a perfect family. But it can help point the way toward a good family – one that feels safe and warm; one filled with love and laughter. This book will encourage mothers and fathers to embrace the messiness of parenthood and show grace to their own less-than-ideal children. Jim, through his own experiences, expertise, and array of stories, will lead both moms and dads to a better understanding of what being a good family is all about.

No Perfect Parent Just A Perfect Purpose Keys To Unlocking Every Child S Greatness

Autore: Tonya Milligan
Editore: Tonya Milligan
ISBN: 9781948638302
Grandezza: 20,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3465

In No Perfect Parent, Just a Perfect Purpose, Tonya Milligan combines rational thinking with plenty of heart. Fueled by extensive experience and compelling personal stories, Tonya stirs up life-changing concepts that will apply across the generations, from first-time parents to grandparents.

Parenting Isn T For Cowards

Autore: James C. Dobson
Editore: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414355863
Grandezza: 50,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8952

Does your heart skip a beat when you think of all that could go wrong in the parenting years ahead? Anxiety is normal, but your worst fears don’t have to become reality. Speaking both as a therapist and a father—and drawing on a landmark study of thirty-five thousand parents—Dr. James Dobson helps you . . . prevent child-rearing troubles before they happen banish your guilt about hard-to-raise children protect your sanity during a child’s adolescence restore your energy when you’re facing burnout enhance your relationships with your kids With more than one million copies sold, this confidence-building classic will help you experience the full joy of parenthood—and what may be the greatest sense of fulfillment you’ll ever know.

Parenting Isn T For Super Heroes

Autore: David Clarke
Editore: Promise Press
ISBN: 9781586607272
Grandezza: 80,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2892

In a culture where anything goes, today's parents often feel they need super powers to raise their children. That's why Parenting Isn't for Superheroes-Everyday Strategies for Raising Good Kids is such a welcome breath of fresh air. A marriage and family counselor-and the parent of four children-Dr. David Clarke offers biblically grounded, proven strategies for winning the culture battle and raising healthy, well-adjusted kids. This "sanity kit" for Mom and Dad is often laugh-out-loud funny as Dr. Clarke shows parents how hanging up their superhero expectations and being a real hero to their kids is a lot easier-and a lot more fun-than they dreamed.

Raising Kingdom Kids

Autore: Tony Evans
Editore: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1624054137
Grandezza: 26,43 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9944

From the bestselling author of Kingdom Man and Kingdom Woman, Raising Kingdom Kids equips parents to raise their children with a Kingdom perspective and also offers practical how-to advice on providing spiritual training as instructed in Scripture. Dr. Tony Evans begins with an overarching look at the need for Kingdom parenting, our roles and responsibilities in raising God-following children, and how to prepare children to take on the assignments God has for their lives. He then takes a practical turn, with examples and illustrations to help parents understand and provide specific training for kids in the power of prayer, wisdom, loving God’s Word, getting through trials, controlling their tongues, developing patience, the surrender of service, and much more. This book is for every dad or mom who wants to fulfill the parenting role God has given them—not just in raising healthy kids intellectually, physically, and socially, but in contributing to their child’s relationship with God and alignment under His plan.

A Year Of Intentional Parenting

Autore: Julie Freedman-Smith
Editore: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460251040
Grandezza: 24,36 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8158

What do you do on those days when you love - but don't like - your kids? As educators, parenting coaches and parents themselves, authors Julie Freedman-Smith and Gail Bell deeply understand the day to day challenges of parenting. In 2002 they founded Parenting Power in Calgary to provide empathetic, non-judgemental support and practical skills to other parents facing similar struggles. In A Year of Intentional Parenting, Julie and Gail give busy parents one practical tip per week for improving communication with their kids, smoothing out persistent conflicts and acting intentionally. Full of straightforward, sometimes poignant, and often humourous advice, this collection will prove invaluable for parents who want to work through the trials of modern parenting with loving kindness and fun....

Peaceful Parent Happy Kids

Autore: Laura Markham
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613629
Grandezza: 29,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2921

A groundbreaking guide to raising responsible, capable, happy kids Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham’s approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even punish. This remarkable guide will help parents better understand their own emotions—and get them in check—so they can parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Step-by-step examples give solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years. If you’re tired of power struggles, tantrums, and searching for the right “consequence,” look no further. You’re about to discover the practical tools you need to transform your parenting in a positive, proven way.

The Land Before Avocado

Autore: Richard Glover
Editore: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460711009
Grandezza: 56,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9825

The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. 'It was simpler time'. We had more fun back then'. 'Everyone could afford a house'. There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late '60s and early '70s. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado. It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It is also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in. The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago. Most of all, it will make you realise how far we've come - and how much further we can go. PRAISE 'This is vintage Glover - warm, wise and very, very funny. Brimming with excruciating insights into life in the late sixties and early seventies, The Land Before Avocado explains why this was the cultural revolution we had to have' Hugh Mackay 'Hilarious and horrifying, this is the ultimate intergenerational conversation starter' Annabel Crabb PRAISE FOR FLESH WOUNDS 'A funny, moving, very entertaining memoir' Bill Bryson, New York Times 'The best Australian memoir I've read is Richard Glover's Flesh Wounds' Greg Sheridan, The Australian

Parenting As Partners

Autore: Vicki Hoefle
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351795244
Grandezza: 38,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4923

Very few families are perfect. But looking from the outside in, through conversations in the grocery store or clicking through social media, oftentimes it seems we are the only ones struggling with raising our kids or aligning with our spouses on parenting. The reality is that so many families struggle. Vicki Hoefle, three-time author, parenting coach, and sought-after speaker, offers a fresh, practical roadmap for achievable family—and marital—harmony and happiness. Her strategies work for everyone: whether you have young children and are just starting the parenting journey; are beginning to experience the first challenges of raising children in the 21st century; or if you’re facing crisis, stress, or the effects of divorce. Hoefle inspires REAL families and shows them how to invest in the relationship, focus on what is important, and experience the joy of living in a healthy, loving family.

When Bad Parents Great Kids

Autore: Frances Vidakovic
Editore: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781093442205
Grandezza: 12,67 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 716

Many adults today have noted that their parents were less than perfect parents whilst growing up. But did we buckle under this inept parenting?Were we permanently scarred by this experience?Did we suffer forever due to their fault-filled parenting skills? Ah no. Most of us still believe we turned out to be great kids, more resilient and stronger than ever, despite our blemished childhoods. CONVERSELY there are kids who literally seemed to HAVE IT ALL and still grew up to be total ratbags. - They had more freedom than Madonna would know what to do with.- They got handed the keys to their first car the day they turned sixteen.- They lived in the biggest mansions.- They had the coolest, nicest parents.- They lived the dream life of every popular kid characterised in all the best teen movies - from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to "Clueless". And yet, somewhere along the line SOMETHING WENT WRONG. Not ALL THE TIME of course.But there are plenty "good" parents, who generously gave their kids the moon and stars, and were later left scratching their heads at the brats they spawned. WHEN BAD PARENTS = GREAT KIDS QUESTIONS THE FOLLOWING HYPOTHESIS: IF: Bad parenting "supposedly" = bad kidsGood parenting "supposedly" = good kidsHow come it sometimes goes the other way? WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU THINK IS TERRIBLE ISN'T REALLY SO TERRIBLE? What if you can technically still be a good parent, even when society deems some of your parenting behaviors less than desirable?With over 300 pages, this book is for any parent who has ever wondered if their less-than-perfecting parenting skills may be causing permanent damage to their kids.It is also for any parent who needs to know the truth - that sometimes good-enough parenting is actually more-than-enough.

Parenting By Design

Autore: Chris and Michelle Groff with Lee Long
Editore: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490831835
Grandezza: 45,55 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4157

Raising children is no easy task. No matter the child, no matter the situation, every parent longs for obedience from their offspring. God isn’t overbearing when He deals with us, and His example is perfect. There’s no question that kids want truth and love, as well as bonding and boundaries. Because God understands the human condition, He knows we learn best from hands-on experience, Jesus’ example, and the Holy Spirit’s empathetic examination of our hearts. We’re asking you to consider using the same parenting style with your children. Parenting by Design offers a more relational approach to raising children, relying less on rote obedience and more on walking with your children through their decision-making development. Forcing children to obey rarely works to build a healthy relationship that allows you to enter into their worlds and understand their decisions. This book will help you parent with grace and love, two key elements in motivating a child to obey.

Perfect Puppy Parent Guide

Autore: Dorian Burton
Editore: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781096354932
Grandezza: 69,65 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2212

Want a Well-Behaved Dog? One that you can be proud of and show off to everyone you know? Then you need to keep reading... You are about to get your first puppy! Everything is ready. You have a dog bowl, a leash, an entire collection of collars but you forgot the most essential part to being a puppy parent. Instead of having 9 months of preparation, you only have a couple of days left or maybe your puppy is already here. Don ́t panic, it's not too late. Dog parenting isn't an easy job, but it's much easier than you think once you know the right tips & tricks to keep your dog in check. You don't want to wake up and find half of your antique cupboard chewed up, poo on your expensive Indian carpet or your favorite T-shirt ripped into 1000 pieces. Those are only a few of the most common problems that happen when you get your first puppy. For the sake of time, I won't go into more details but instead save you from these troubles, to begin with. Raising a puppy is like parenting a child, which means it ́s a 24-hour job. If you train your puppy the right way you can save 80% of your energy and hours of your time every single day. Luckily puppy training is well-researched and predictable, so if you know the latest news on how to be the perfect puppy parent, you won't have to worry about sleepless nights or holes in your shoes. In the Perfect Puppy Parent Guide, you'll discover: The etiquette guide for dogs and how your dog will even impress Queen Elizabeth with his table manners How to avoid the most common mistakes 90% of puppy parents fall into even if they've had dogs before Why your dog doesn ́t need to be a quick learner to be learn quick Why it's important to you call your dog Stevie, Frodo or Trump How to resist puppy eyes even if your heart starts to melt Why your dog loves social events as much as you do and how to find them Dog training tips that may also work on your partner How to potty train your puppy in less than a week without using punishments like slapping your dog with a newspaper and much more... As a free bonus, you ́ll get a "FAQ" chapter because we truly believe, no question is a dumb question. Most dog obedience training issues and bad dog behaviors are a result of human error, or human misunderstanding. But the scientific training that has been developed from years of studying the brains of dogs has made puppy training so easy-to-follow now, a caveman could do it. So even if you've never taken care of anything in your life, even you can become the perfect puppy parent. So if you want to make sure that you don't become the owner of a reckless and uncontrollable dog, thenscroll up and click the "Add to Cart" button now!

When Pregnancy Isn T Perfect

Autore: Laurie A. Rich
Editore: Plume
ISBN: 9780452269637
Grandezza: 59,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1877

Describes complications that can occur during pregnancy and their treatment; offers advice for coping with multiple pregnancy, long hospital stays, enforced bedrest, cesarean delivery, and pregnancy loss; and includes advice for fathers

Matters That Matter

Autore: Daniel Taddeo
ISBN: 9781600020117
Grandezza: 21,30 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9818

Peruse the thoughts and insights of great thinkers throughout the ages. Author/educator Daniel Taddeo has skillfully assembled, sorted and categorized a collection of 4000 notable quotables that speak to 900 relevant topics which focus on all the important aspects of living. They will stimulate the mind, touch the heart and lift the spirit.

A Parent S Guide To Raising Kids Overseas

Autore: Jeffery Devens
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537500096
Grandezza: 11,61 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2480

A Parent's Guide To Raising Kids Overseas should be required reading for every parent who lives abroad... Let this book be your constant guide for action and solutions. Yes, it really is that good!"-Andrew Hallam, Author, Millionaire Teacher and The Global Expatriate's Guide To Investing Being an effective parent isn't about being perfect; it's about being intentional. Parenting is tough enough in your own backyard, so when an opportunity leads you and your family abroad, it seems like parenting takes on a whole new dimension. Dr. Jeff Devens, psychologist, counselor and twenty-two-year veteran educator in the international school community, skillfully addresses many of the issues parents face today in the context of living in an international setting and raising "third-culture kids." A must-have resource for parents, counselors, educators for: Learning strategies for guiding children toward greater responsibility and independence, even in situations where one parent may frequently be away from home due to work or deployment. Comprehending the allurement of technology for youth, especially social media, and providing boundaries with its use. Addressing issues of anxiety, attention, emotional regulation and related mental health issues common in international communities. Appreciating the differences between intelligence and life balance when it comes to kids making and owning age-appropriate choices. Recognizing the underlying reasons why teens use alcohol, why it's prevalent in host countries, and what parents, schools, counselors and liaison officers can do to help teens delay use. Helping kids and parents avoid the comparison trap in hyper-competitive academic schools and cultural settings. Understanding why parental values and beliefs matter more than ever when it comes to raising kids overseas.

The Strength Switch

Autore: Lea Waters
Editore: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1925548341
Grandezza: 13,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3845

Unlock your child’s potential by helping them build their strengths. As a strengths-based scientist for more than 20 years, Dr Lea Waters has witnessed first-hand how focusing on our children’s strengths, rather than correcting their weaknesses, can help build resilience and optimism, and offer protection from depression and anxiety. In this game-changing book, she argues that by throwing the ‘strength switch’ parents can encourage creativity, develop their children’s self-esteem and energy, and enhance achievement — and she offers easy-to-follow steps to teach parents how. With specific tips for interacting with your kids and your teens, The Strength Switch offers all the tools parents need to discover talents in their children, use positive emotions as a resource, build strong brains, and deal with problem behaviours and difficult emotions. This essential book will show parents how a small shift can yield enormous results.

The Perfect Devotional For People Who Aren T

Autore: Daniel Powers
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456890921
Grandezza: 36,12 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1749

Practice Made More Perfect

Autore: Mark C. Tibergien
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118095499
Grandezza: 21,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8533

A revised and expanded look at how to thrive and prosper in thefinancial advisory business A new and revised edition of the eye-opening, no-nonsensehandbook on managing and growing a financial-advisory business,Practice Made (More) Perfect is packed with industry insightand practical ideas that every leader and manager within afinancial advisory practice needs to know in order to get the mostout of their business. Regardless of how little time is availableor how seriously challenged a firm may be, this book contains theinformation that can help. The principles of sound management applyto firms of all types, and the tools provided in this book areguaranteed to be applicable under practically anycircumstances. Written by industry expert Mark Tibergien, one of the "25 MostInfluential" people in the financial services industry A new edition of a bestselling Bloomberg title Includes fresh insight on recent topics, including how advisorsresponded during the latest meltdown, the implications of the agingadvisory profession, the challenges of attracting and keeping bothclients and staff, the role of organizational design in a growingbusiness, recent changes in compensation planning andimplementation, and key information on leadership and management intoday's financial world Many financial advisers run their businesses as if acquiringmore clients will solve any and all problems, but without astrategic framework, more clients just lead to more demands andless time to meet them. The truly successful firm will buildstrategy, structure, and processes that will ultimately translateinto increased profits, cash flow, and transferable value.

Keeping Your Word

Autore: Maureen Murphy DeLucia
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595795544
Grandezza: 65,49 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3823

Why not make a masterpiece of your life as a parent? In this book you'll discover... How many things you are already doing right as a parent... How you and your family can lead a calmer life... How you can strengthen your relationship with your children... How you can emphasize love and minimize the emotional aspects of parenting... How you can examine the values you wish to pass down to your own children... The key to becoming the best parent you can be is to develop the habit of consistency. When you say what you mean and do what you say, it gives your children a message of clarity. When you "keep your word," you teach your children about honesty and integrity in your everyday lives. As parents, when you truly live the values you believe in, and model them on a daily basis, you are giving your children two of the greatest gifts you can ever give them. DeLucia condenses over three decades of study and experience with parents and children to help you enhance the parenting skills you already have. You'll learn how you can make your most important vision of being the best parent you can be, a reality.

Equally Shared Parenting

Autore: Marc Vachon
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101171294
Grandezza: 17,20 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1854

This Is Parenting on Your Own Terms Chances are, you'd rather not forfeit your happy, rested life the moment you become a parent. As a mom, you may want to keep your career, but aren't sure how to balance it with housework and childcare. As a dad, you probably want to witness your child's milestones, but a demanding job may get in the way. And what about time for yourself (never mind your sex life)? Marc and Amy Vachon were determined to beat this scenario when their first child was born. They vowed to sidestep the world's expectations of new parents and create a parenthood model that worked for them. Their strategy was to share everything-the good and the bad. They became peers in each area of parenthood: childcare, housework, and breadwinning. They also made time for themselves, and for each other. They shared the burdens so nobody was overwhelmed, and the joys so neither missed out on the fun. Drawing on Marc and Amy's experiences, as well as those of dozens of ESP couples, Equally Shared Parenting shows you how to create a balanced life that is rarely experienced by today's parents. It's not just about who vacuums and who does the dishes, or who brings in the paycheck and who tends to the kids. You'll learn how to look at every aspect of parenthood, money, careers, and your individual needs, so you can build a life that works for you both.