Friday, July 31, 2015

Parenting is a HEART Work

I have two tweens at home  and their personalities clashes sometimes because they have different interests.  One of the   things that they have in common is music and arts so I am very pleased with that.  They are such good kids  but that doesn't mean that they are  saints either, they have their moments for sure that sometimes makes me question  my  role as a parent.  Hubby and I are constantly  learning  ways to  become better  parents to our children.  We are always seeking ways to improve our ways in handling our children's situations.  
We learn from other parents, we learn from other kids, and we certainly learn from our own children.  Our children can teach us valuable lessons too so we have to be very open in learning and seeing the signs that our kids are telling us.  When my kids were little, I was very hot tempered, my patience is very short and it was affecting how I handle things at home.  It affects my kids and it certainly affects my   confidence of  doing my job as a Mom.  As they grow older, I also changed my ways and now, I can handle things better in a very calm way.  I am glad that there are parenting books that we can read these days. I got a copy of this Parenting is a Heart Work  that was  written by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller.  They are the same authors that wrote the book I  reviewed previously, the Motivate Your Child Action Plan.  
So far, I am enjoying it's content.  I am not done  reading the entire book but it definitely shed some lights about my parenting ways.  It gives me   wonderful insights on how to handle things with our kids.  I love that they  uses  examples from real parents and they also  site  stuff from the Bible.  
With so many  messed up stuff happening in this world, we have to be very vigilant and get involved in our children's lives.  Our world is changing and   every generation is changing their ways.  We need to be proactive and constantly  look for ways on how we could raise our children to be a better citizen someday.  They are our future so the way they will be as adult  depends on how we raise them as individuals.
Parents are children's first teachers.  Their learning starts from our home, it starts with us.  We become their big influence on how they would act in  public.  Reinforcing  strong morals and good behavior in our kids is important as  they would soon be exposed  in the real world and  see and experience things differently.  
If you instill a great foundation in them, there's a greater chance that they would do just fine in the challenges that they will face in the real world.  There are parents nowadays who are scared to discipline their child.  Disciplining your child  doesn't mean you have to do it  physically, the  great way to handle discipline is through reaching their emotions, touching their hearts.  
I am very strict Mom but I also have limitations.  I set limits for my kids and I also set limit for myself.  It needs to be balanced.  Sometimes we  forget to listen to what our kids is saying.  I have been there but I learned my lesson and glad that I corrected myself and now I have a better  communication with my kids.  
I used to tell them that I should be followed because I am the Mom but it was wrong.  I changed my approach and now  things are better with me and my kids.  I am not  stressed and they are happy.  You see, parenting is a constant learning process, it's a work in progress.  You will learn everyday.  This book is really a great read for every parents out there.  You will learn   a different approach for  different situation.  You can buy this here via Amazon for $12.90
The National Center for Biblical Parenting is launching their  Parent Training Center program  to help  churches disciple parents.  You can check further details at biblicalparenting.org website.  When your church sign upm  the book will  be included in the Parent Training Centers.
To find out morem please watch the video below.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

25 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book. I can't thin of any parent who couldn't use a little help sometimes.

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  2. This sounds like a really great book! I think as parents we all try to do the best we can but we can all use help and advice at times.

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  3. This sounds like it gives some super advice. We really need to parent with our hearts more!

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  4. Does that book have a section on teens with mental disables? As I struggle with my daughter with will turn 15 next weekend.

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  5. Sounds like a great book.. parenting is not easy but i still enjoy it

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  6. I do agree that parents are a child's first teacher, and I wish more parents understood this fact. The world would be much better if they did. However, it still would be great if kids came with an owner's manual!

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  7. This is a must read for parents. Parenting is hard work, but we love doing it. I totally agree with Robin, I wish the kids came with manuals. LOL.

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  8. What a way to have biblical passages as your guide in raising your kids. That book is good to have din.

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  9. I totally agree that parents are their children's first teacher and the buck stops there. This looks like a great book and I especially love the title.

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  10. Parenting is always hard work, but hard work pays off too! I like how you incorporated biblical passages with guiding children as a teacher too!

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  11. Parenting IS hard work! This is a great read to provide instruction to those who need it.

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  12. Sounds like an interesting book. I haven't read a good parenting book in years, sounds like this is one I should check out! - Jeanine

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  13. I agree that parenting is a work in progress. Your kids learn from you and vice versa.

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  14. It's nice to read somethings about parenting, there are sometimes things we thought that it's good since we don't have our parents who can tell us whether or not our ways with your children is good or too much, raising our kids is very difficult yet very accomplishing too. once they are older and we see how good they've become I'm sure we deserve a pat in our back.

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  15. The foundation makes the world of difference. Better to place it early on too. :)

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  16. That sounds like an interesting book. I actually haven't tried reading any parenting book. I would love to once I get the chance.

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  17. I'm worried about the tween years. I didn't have a problem with bullies or anything, but just with my own emotions. My kids go to a private Christian school, and we teach them about God all of the time, so I'm hoping that if those feelings of sadness arise they will be more equipped to handle them than I was.

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  18. After reading your review, I really am interesting in reading this book. It looks awesome and I can't wait to get a copy.

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  19. I agree, parenting is a constant learning process that affects every individual parent in different ways. It's good to find a book that provides valuable insight on the topic.

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  20. Little known fact about me? I was a Sunday School Teacher. I was actually pretty young at the time, I think my students thought of me more as a big sister than teacher, LOL - but this book looks like a great gift to give to the parents. I do not have children, but I do agree that a biblical foundation is an important one!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  21. This sounds like a great book. I have a few friends that are expecting and this would be a great gift for them.

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  22. It's always a work in progress for both my husband and I. There's still so much more to learn. This looks like a good book, I'd love to get a copy if I come by one. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. This looks like a good book, I will show it to my grandma and see if she would like to read it.

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    1. I think your grandma has graduated from this kind of book.

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  24. I really love the concept of this book. I know that we have come a long way from what we thought parenting was going to be all about.

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