This was a great project to work on. I have learned so many new and different things throughout this time I have been blogging about it. I think everyone should own a book,Motivate Your Child. We all can use some advice to strengthen our relationships with our children. Your children will love this as much as you would. Trust me I know!
I was very happy and pleased that I had this opportunity to review this book, Motivate Your Child Action Plan by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN,BSN. It was published by the National Center for Biblical Parenting.
As we know raising children don't come with instructions or any kind of manual. I personally thought this book was a great source of information. This book is geared to help with problems that arise. This book is not a quick fix but it is about making change happen. This change plan is centered around God.
This book has 162 pages and 12 chapters. Here is a list of the great chapters that you will be reading when you get this book.
1. Change in Forty Days 2. Where Do You Want to Go? 3. The Map to Get There 4. Working Together 5. A Place for Firmness 6. Visioning Moves You Forward 7. Teaching Shows the Way 8. Spiritual Energy Provides Strength 9. Coaching Sets the Attitudes 10.Building Motivation from Within 11.Growing Together 12.Good Theology Makes it Work
Motivate Your Child Action Plan emphasizes different strategies and suggestions how to help you and your child move forward. The book talks of five components of a plan to move a child forward: Firmness, Visioning, Teaching, Prayer, and Coaching. For example the first chapter deals with changing in the heart which the author says is more powerful than behavior changes It also states the importance of prayer before you start an action plan with your child.
The reason that I liked the book so much is that it is centered on biblical teachings. it also tells a variety of stories of children's situations.
There is so much information in the book that you can use over and over. It isn't a book that you will read just once, but can go back to it for guidance. It can be used for children of any age, from toddlers, teenagers and older. You can use the book for just about any type of struggle that you are having with your child.
I highly recommend this book to every parent out there. It contains so much great advice that will help you grow with your child and make a tight relationship between the both of you.
A specific plan tailored to your child will maximize change.
Learn how to develop a parenting plan that takes your child’s unique needs into account. Use the outline of firmness, visioning, teaching, prayer, and coaching to flesh out a strategy to move your child from where he is today, to where he needs to go. The Motivate Your Child Action Plan walks you through the process of identifying an area of weakness and then naming the character quality that needs to grow in your child’s heart. Read about the value relationship and learn the building blocks to make relationships strong in your home. From there you’ll have the framework to move through each day with greater direction and confidence. The Motivate Your Child Action Plan will give you the tools to address sibling conflict, poor school performance, disrespect, laziness, procrastination, sloppy work, emotional outbursts, self-centeredness, and so much more. This approach will equip and empower you to parent any age child, from toddlers to teenagers, and beyond. If you have a problem to address in your child, this book can help you envision the solution and then lay out the steps to get there.
12 Audio Presentations by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN will guide you as you make your own Action Plan.
What problem would you like to address in your child? Use this Action Plan to bring about change.