Sunday, 27 November 2016

Book Review: Discipline That Connects With Your Child's Heart

From the Back

You Can Connect With Your Child's Heart Through Discipline Parents want to raise respectful, responsible, and faith-filled kids. But when kids misbehave, parents often feel lost and confused, and don't realize that their discipline can make things worse in the long run.

Jim and Lynne Jackson, founders of Connected Families, teach four powerful principles for discipline that shape both behavior and your kids' hearts. You'll learn to communicate--even when your kids are at their worst--that they are safe with you, loved no matter what, capable of wise choices, and responsible to make right the things they've made wrong. As you impart these messages, you'll create strong relationships, build lasting wisdom and character, and bring God's grace to life in your home!
My Reflections:

Jim and Lynne Jackson's new book "Discipline that Connects With Your Child's Heart," is a comprehensive and refreshing read. This book speaks to the core matters of not only discipline but also the relationship after the consequences are over.

We all strive to raise well-behaved, respectful children who will ideally grow into functioning and happy adults.
Parenting is hard at the best of days, mostly we rely on our own upbringing and the ideals of  friends and family, however, this is not enough.
We need to be intentional in our parenting journey and always strive to learn and grow as God leads us.
I find I sometimes bring baggage from the past and this often trips up my best of intentions. Reading parenting books can either go one of two ways, they can encourage and inspire or make you feel like a complete failure.

This book is the encouraging, and uplifting type, and I feel any parent can benefit from reading it.
I appreciated that this book centers on our relationships with our children, and not just the reasons behind the behaviors.

I want to be able to look at my grown children and still see respect and love looking back at me.

This book is divided into four core subjects titled:

Foundation: You Are Safe With Me

Connect: You are Loved No Matter What

Correct: You Are Responsible for You Actions

The last two sections are my favorite:

Rebuilding and Reconciling

and

Wisdom for Specific Challenges


I really enjoyed the message that it is never too late to reconnect and repair any past hurts. Every section in the book delves a little deeper into growing your relationship and learning from your past mistakes.
This parenting book is informative and encouraging. I valued the honesty of the authors, no family is perfect and through trials and tears, we learn and are able to better our parenting style the next time.

No book has a magic formula that will instantly transform your child into Brady Bunch perfection, but this book is a practical, faith-based approach that seems to just make sense.

If you are looking for some new tools for your parenting tool box or just a refresher for your existing style, this may be just the encouraging read you are looking for.


Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc


THE AUTHORS
  1. Jim Jackson

    Jim and Lynne Jackson (www.connectedfamilies.org)have conducted over 1,300 workshops for parents and privately coached more than 1,000 parents since the early 1990s. They are media spokespeople for a variety of parenting issues, frequently speaking at churches...
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