Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Intentional Parenting by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, & Melissa Travathan

I wanted to review this book because the sub title says "Autopilot is for planes."  And that sort of summed up my parenting at that moment.  I felt like I was parenting but not really getting to the heart of my child through daily interaction, conversation, and discipline.  I felt like I was on autopilot and I know that I was lacking joy in my parenting.

Intentional Parenting is written by three counselors who run a ministry called Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN.  They share their experiences with children and parenting in their book to help the reader become a better, more informed parent.  They have found that most problems parents have with their children actually stem from the parent and their own actions. Each chapter is focused on a character quality that a parent should possess and together represent a complete well-balanced parent.  Each chapter also gives us practical advice on how to achieve that quality as well as examples from their own families and the families of those they counsel.  Once the parent corrects their own issues, they should expect to see their children's actions improve as well.

This book is very in-depth but really gets to the heart and soul of parenting.  In a society where good parenting legacies have been lost and children should be put on a pedestal instead of taught biblically how they should act, we parents need all the help we can get!  This book is full of great wisdom on how to be a well-balanced parent and raised well-balanced children!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for this honest review.

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