Tuesday, November 15, 2016

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

Finally, a practical book for busy parents!

Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. And we could use it quick! In 8 Simple Tools, child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walks you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.

Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:

Listen well and respond wisely
Use affirmation to influence your child
Develop a nurturing home culture
Correct behavior in lasting ways
Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
Designed with busy parents in mind, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters, perfect for when you only have a second. Plus, each chapter ends with a practical “Tip” section that summarizes the main point and helps you apply it right away.

Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in your child's heart and, ultimately, seeing your child flourish.

My thoughts: I really appreciated this book and the practical application of the tools that Dr. Cartmell points out for parents to use to help shape great kids. This book is easy to read, and I like that it takes broad things like being good at listening to your children and shows how you can apply it as a parent. I found the tips in each chapter to be incredible helpful! They really got me thinking about my own actions as a parent.
This is a great book for busy parents! I highly recommend it.
I received this book from Moody in exchange for my honest review.

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