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Big Truths for Little Kids Author: Susan Hunt & Richard Hunt
“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Deuteronomy 6:6-7a Your children are a blessing from God. A gift that brings an abundance of joy and the privilege of teaching them God’s ways. When they’re young their potential to learn is amazing. And because actions and beliefs go hand in hand, the lessons they learn from you now will shape their lives forever. This wonderful book, with its easy-to-use story format, can help you teach the basic truths of the Christian faith to your children. They’ll learn right along with Caleb and Cassie that God’s ways are the best–and that even as kids, they can live for His glory every day.

The Birth Order Book Author: Dr. Kevin Leman
With insight and wit, Dr. Leman offers readers a fascinating and often funny look at how birth order affects personality, marriage and relationships, parenting style, career, and children. Whether at home or on the job, birth order powerfully influences the way people interact with others. This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn more about how they react to their world. Dr. Leman even shows readers how to overcome ingrained tendencies they never thought they’d be rid of, all by focusing on their birth order.

Bringing Up Boys Author: Dr. James Dobson
Boys are different! But with pressure to be “gender neutral,” many try to mold children into a one-size-fits-all model. Dr. Dobson explains why boys are the way they are, how to understand their emotional and physical development, and the best way to motivate them to become godly men.

You Can’t Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded Author: Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
You Can’t Make Me But I Can Be Persuaded offers a wealth of practical information, valuable insights, and hands-on instruction for parents and educators- a must-read for all who deal with a strong will in one they love.

Christian Parenting Answers: Before Birth to 5 Years Author: William Sears

The Complete Book of Christian Parenting and Child Care A Medical and Moral Guide to Raising Happy Healthy Children Author: William Sears
Dr. William Sears, an acclaimed pediatrician, and his wife, Martha Sears, a registered nurse and child-birth educator, team up to bring Christian parents a medically-authoritative, total child care resource written from a Christian perspective. Combining their medical expertise with personal parenting experience and insights and scriptural teachings, they aim to help parents know their children, help their children feel right (by attending to all of their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs and establishing in them a source of well-being), and lead their children to Christ. Comprehensive, informative, and full of practical advice, this book is a valuable resource.

The Family Matters Handbook Author: Leman, Kevin; Minirth, Frank; Sears, William (CON)

Finding Authentic Hope & Wholeness Author: Dr. Kathy Koch
Peace in the midst of turmoil and hope despite challenging circumstances? They are possible when we have authentic answers to life-changing questions: Who can I trust? Who am I? Who wants me? Why am I alive? What do I do well? These questions relate to our five core needs of security, identity, belonging, purpose, and competence. Finding Authentic Hope and Wholeness: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life is all about how we can get these needs met in healthy ways, primarily through a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.

Keeping Your Family Together When the World is Falling Apart Author: Dr. Kevin Leman
The real world is not family friendly. The issues facing today’s families are tougher than they’ve ever been. Divorce, drug abuse, high dropout rates from school, long distances from extended family members, single parenting–all of these are pulling families apart, with dire consequences for parents and kids. How can parents manage their own lives and careers while raising children in a hostile world? How can we ensure that our children will be brought up with strong self-esteem, good values, a sense of community?

Making Your Children Mind Without Losing Yours Author: Dr. Kevin Leman
The noted psychologist shows you how to raise responsible, happy children without raising your blood pressure, with proven, easy-to-adopt parenting techniques.

The New Strong-Willed Child Author: Dr. James Dobson
Dr. James Dobson, America’s foremost parenting expert, shares advice on shaping the will of the strong-willed child. Learn the strategies that succeed, those that fail, and the encouragement of knowing how that headstrong child can become a man or woman of great character.

Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child Author: Tim Elmore
How do I bring out the best in my child? What can I do to help my children reach their full potential? Why is it important to enocurage leadership in my child? John Maxwell protege, Dr. Tim Elmore, answers these questions and others in Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child. Using a survey of over 3,000 students, he enters the minds of today’s youth to understand their desire to affect their world, their way. Beginning with a foreword by John C. Maxwell, the book is in four unique sections (What You Need to Know, What They Need to Know, When to Seize the Moment, How to Pass it On). Dr. Elmore gives practical tools for bridging the generation gap to foster character and growth in your children. Offering a list of fundamental qualities every leader must possess, Dr. Elmore helps parents and youth workers recognize teachable moments and equips them to structure an individual mentoring plan for each child. Finally, he offers evaluation methods for recognizing progress.

Parenting Isn’t For Cowards Author: Dr. James Dobson
This proven confidence builder will help parents of even the most difficult children find the fulfillment parenthood was intended to bring. Speaking both as a therapist and as a parent— and drawing on a landmark study of 35,000 patients— Dr. James Dobson helps parents… • Banish their guilt when kids are hard to raise • Troubleproof their days when children are young • Protect their sanity during a child’ s adolescence • Restore their energy when they’ re facing burnout • Enhance their relationships with their kids.

Raising Your Spirirted Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic Author: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Spirited kids are, in fact, simply “more”–by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. Through vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka offers parents emotional support and proven strategies for handling their spirited child. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you: understand your child’s–and your own–temperamental traits; plan for success with a simple four-step program; discover the power of positive–rather than negative–labels; cope with tantrums and blowups when they do occur; and develop strategies for handling mealtimes, bedtimes, holidays, school and many other situations. Filled with personal insight and authorative advice, Raising Your Spirited Child can help make parenting the joy it should be, rather than the trial it can be.

Wild At Heart Author: Dr. John Eldridge
Helping men rediscover their masculine heart, this guide to understanding Christian manhood and Christian men offers a refreshing break from the chorus of voices urging men to be more passive and emotive. God designed men to be dangerous, says John Eldredge. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: To be a hero, to be a warrior, to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men abandon those dreams and desires-aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a “nice guy.” It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death. In this provocative book, now available in trade paper, Eldredge gives women a look inside the true heart of a man and gives men permission to be what God designed them to be-dangerous, passionate, alive, and free.