Describes four parenting styles, five common childhood personalities, and six characteristics of a close family, and discusses discipline, motivation, support, and faith
A best-seller for nearly a dozen years, this book of dependable and biblically based advice is now updated to reflect the parenting concerns of the '90s. Smalley discusses how to cultivate a successful parenting style, ways to motivate your child, ways to reopen a child's wounded spirit, how to use parent-child contracts to teach responsibility, ways to express loving support for your child, and more. These practical and proven strategies can help you rear motivated, obedient, and loving children in a close-knit family. This is an excellent study aid for church-based parenting classes.