Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Review: The Christian Parenting Handbook by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller

The Christian Parenting Handbook by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller encourages parents to develop a biblical philosophy for parenting. It then provides 50 strategies to help follow through on your philosophy.

Each strategy is only a couple pages long, making it an ideal book for busy parents who can only find a few minutes at a time for reading.

I first "met" Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, when I was looking for SOMETHING that would help my (then) 6 year old, work through her anger and stop having frequent, violent temper tantrums over EVERYTHING. Their seminars at a homeschool convention were just what I needed to hear, and I ended up purchasing some of their CDs and we were on our way to stopping the tantrums AND (me) learning to focus on my children's hearts, not just their behavior. Ever since I've been a fan of Turansky and Millers' parenting books. So I was excited to see a new one coming out AND to be given the opportunity to review it, woo-hoo!!!

This book did NOT disappoint. Most of what it has to say is a repeat of things they've said in their other books, but I love the short-and-to-the-point way this book is laid out. It packs a TON of parenting advice into a relatively small (around 200 pages) book. This was just the reminder(s) I needed of things I've heard before, and embraced, but haven't kept up with.

Since I knew I needed to get the book read, so I could write my review, I read the book straight through. Now that I've done that, I plan to go back through and really pray about each strategy, decide how to implement it in our home, if needed, and spend some time focusing on that with my children, then move on to the next strategy.

Every Christian parent should read this book!

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