I was drawn to this book because of its tagline: "A Christian Parent's Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told."
Motivate Your Child is absolutely full of inspiring, practical, and Biblical parenting advice. The authors encourge a heart-based parenting approach as opposed to simple behavior modification that relies on external rewards and punishments.
Before reading this book, I had never realized just how important it is to train a child's conscience. It is very needful that a child learn to be internally motivated to do what is right rather than having to rely on external reminders. Children can learn to go beyond thinking only of themselves to thinking about others and about God. This requires a much deeper, more involved kind of parenting than many parents are giving their children.
There are many real life stories and examples shared by the book authors to help readers see how the principles taught in the book work in application. I LOVE the way the authors encourage parenting with Scripture, passing on faith, developing strong family, relationships, and making spiritual training a #1 priority in our homes.
I was challenged by Motivating Your Child to view my home as a discipleship center and my role as a parent as a ministry.
You will want to take your time reading this book as there is a LOT of information presented! I will definitely be reading this one again slowly as I work on ways to implement these heart-based parenting strategies in our home.
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