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Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

By Dr. Kevin Leman

Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it’s Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline–a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works–this internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to – understand why children misbehave and what to do about it – foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries – set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges – and much more Real-life examples, questions at the end of each chapter, and a discussion guide for individual or group use make this book an engaging read for parents, teachers, and child care providers. With over a million copies in print, readers can’t go wrong with this classic and continual best-seller-now in a fun, new package.

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Grace-Based Parenting

by Dr. Tim Kimmel

Parents in our post-modern world tend to be committed to but anxious about their child-rearing responsibilities. They’ve tried the countless parenting books on the market, but many of these are strident, fear-based books that loving parents instinctively reject, while still searching for direction.

Now Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing new look at parenting. Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don’t work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God’s love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children.

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10 Building Blocks for a Solid Family

By Dr. Jim Burns

This honest and enlightening book from one Christian parent to another is filled with encouragement and time-tested techniques for anyone who wants to ensure the health and happiness of their own family.

Jim Burns will be the first to tell you that no family is perfect – including his own – and in 10 Building Blocks for a Strong Family, he emphasizes the heartening news that most parents do a good job of parenting but just don’t know it. Here parents will find personal stories from interviews with parents and experts on family relationships, covering almost every aspect of parenting – from helping children deal with stress to learning to play together as a family.

When readers learn the 10 essential principles for creating a strong, close-knit household, they’ll discover a family that shines with love for God and one another!

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Confident Parenting

By Dr. Jim Burns

Meet Mark and Becky, two normal parents trying their best to raise normal kids. But as their children grow older, these sincere parents have a growing sense that they are in over their heads. After all, it’s not like children come with a 445-page instruction manual or a 24-hour customer service line. Yet the problems and difficulties Mark and Becky face are not unusual or far-fetched–in fact, they are the normal, day-to-day battles most parents share. So why is it still so hard? Because no one showed them the basics of good parenting.

In Confident Parenting, Jim Burns weaves together the fictional story of Mark and Becky with common sense and accessible parenting tips and strategies. Part story, part information, each chapter explores a different aspect of parenting, such as balancing self-care with family care, and includes the ingredients involved in proper discipline. With more than 20 years of experience counseling hundreds of families and children, Burns offers time-tested advice in a painless and creative way, helping parents everywhere lay a positive foundation for raising healthy families.

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Faith Conversations for Families

By Dr. Jim Burns

Most Christian parents know that the best way to leave a God-honoring legacy to their family is to nurture their children’s faith…but many don’t know where to start! This new resource from Jim Burns, founder of HomeWord, will equip parents to start important conversations with their kids—family time with an eternal impact. Faith Conversations for Families makes it easy to invite God into quality family time. Each section of the book outlines an easy-to-follow dialog, which is flexible for children of different age groups. In addition, suggested activities and exercises make spiritual formation adaptable for kids with varying learning styles.

The six family-friendly topics included in this book are:

Who is Jesus and Why it Matters; What Prayer is All About; What it Means to Be Christian; A Strong Family; Loving and Serving Others; Building Morals and Values

In the heart of every Christian parent is a desire to help their children grow spiritually. Faith Conversations for Families helps parents make that desire a beautiful reality.

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Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality

By Dr. Jim Burns

You may have been eleven once, but you were never their age. Thanks to the Internet, graphic images in the media, and their “know-it-all” friends, kids today grow up earlier than ever. They have questions, and as a parent, your responsibility is to clear up the mixed messages and lead them to a healthy, value-centered view of sexuality. Sure, conversations with your kids about sex and their changing bodies can be uncomfortable–but they don’t have to be. Jim Burns gives expert advice on how and when to talk with your children, and he provides answers to the most difficult questions your kids and teens might ask, like:

How far is too far? If you do “everything but sex,” are you still a virgin? Is self-stimulation wrong? I think I’m addicted to porn. What can I do to get help? Is a boy/girl sleepover okay if there’s a chaperone?

The world’s culture may have cheapened sex, but God’s view of sexuality is wonderfully made. Talking with your kids at a young age will help them make more godly decisions along the way, but they’ll need conversation with you at every age. This is your opportunity to establish in them a lasting sexual integrity that will extend throughout their lives.

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The Purity Code

By Dr. Jim Burns

In honor of God, my family, and my future spouse, I commit my life to sexual purity.

Can you believe that the decisions you make today can affect you for the rest of your life? That’s why thousands of preteens and teens are committing to the Purity Code. It’s a promise to God, your family, and your future spouse to live a life of sexual integrity and purity. It might sound easy, but it actually takes an incredible amount of faith in God and a lot of self-discipline to make it work.

To fully live by the Purity Code, you need to understand sex and your body. This book is a must-read if you’ve ever wondered:

What do the changes in my body mean? Am I old enough to go out on a date? How far is too far? What do I do if I think I’ve been sexually abused? Can I get an STD without having sex?

They’re probably some of your most embarrassing questions, but you’ll need honest answers to make the important decision to keep your body, mind, eyes, and heart pure. With the Purity Code as your lifelong personal challenge, you’ll honor both God and yourself, and you’ll be healthier and happier for life!

A Note to Parents: Kids learn best when they talk and you listen. After you’ve read Teaching Your Children Healthy Sexuality, read The Purity Code together with your child and discuss the questions at the end of each chapter. Since every child is different, some of the material may need to be adapted to fit each individual’s maturity level.

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Internet Protect Your Kids:
Keep Your Children Safe from the Dark Side of Technology

By Stephen Arterburn & Roger Marsh

Bestselling author Arterburn and Roger Marsh, who co-hosts the nationally syndicated “Homeword” radio program, team up to equip parents with easy lessons on how to monitor their kids’ activity online, plus give the practical answers they need to teach children the realities of the Internet.

Kids are under the influence of the Internet. It’s “their” place.” They live on it-leaving their parents scrambling for answers about what to do with My, pornographic websites, instant messaging, blogs . . . and how to shield their children from online sexual predators. Best-selling author of Every Man’s Battle, Stephen Arterburn, and Roger Marsh, who co-hosts the nationally syndicated Homeword radio program, have teamed up to equip parents with easy lessons on how to monitor their kids’ activity online, plus the practical answers they need to teach kids the realities of the Internet. “There isn’t a parent in America who doesn’t need this book, and I can’t think of two more qualified people to help parents teach their children to be web wise kids.” From the foreword by Jim Burns, PhD., President, Homeword.

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Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers

By Dr. Jim Burns

Raising a teen is not an easy job. The challenges parents face can be overwhelming–

  • “What happened to my sweet-tempered kid?”
  • “How do I help her make better choices?”
  • “I’m afraid my teen is going to walk away from his faith.”
  • “How do I teach my teen to stay pure?”
  • “Is this teen behavior normal?!”

In Teenology, author Jim Burns covers all these issues and more. His no-holds-barred approach tackles even the most sensitive topics, providing parents with the answers and advice they need to raise their teens to become responsible adults. An invaluable section on common problems and solutions addresses everything from curfew to bullying to pornography and beyond. Don’t overlook this must-have resource!

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God Made Your Body

By Dr. Jim Burns

Author Jim Burns believes the key to instilling in children a healthy, values centered view of sexuality is to start the discussion early–being open and honest at every stage. The Pure Foundations series is already guiding parents of preteens and teens through potentially awkward conversations. Now two fully illustrated books–one for pre-readers and one for early readers–complete the series. God Made Your Body provides the basic foundation that God created our bodies and wants us to honor Him with our bodies. Through engaging text and eye-catching, kid-friendly illustrations, children ages 3 to 5 will learn that boys’ and girls’ bodies are different–and those differences mean boys and girls can grow up to become daddies and mommies.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs

By Stephen Arterburn and Dr. Jim Burns

All parents want to believe their children won’t experiment with drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately that’s not realistic. Respected counselor Stephen Arterburn and youth minister Jim Burns team up to bring parents real–life answers and powerful ideas for helping kids avoid drug use and offer practical help if their kids have already started using.

With straight talk about the situations kids face, bestselling authors Arterburn and Burns present…

• 6 key factors leading to drug abuse
• Proven techniques for prevention
• The signs of drug use
• Up–to–date information for intervention
• Practical suggestions for dealing with kids on drugs

How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs provides the knowledge and tools parents need to help their kids stay or become drug free. Includes helpful study guide for personal use and group discussion.

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Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right

By Dr. Tim Kimmel

Every parent hopes their kids will turn out right. They pray that when their children leave the nest, they will be ready to face the world. And they hope that their kids will be equipped to stand strong in life’s battles.

There are no shortcuts to successful parenting . . . no secret formulas to raising kids of strength and character. However, there are steps you can take to prepare your children for the challenges ahead. But you’ll need an effective game plan.

With warmth and conviction, Tim Kimmel outlines a strategy for positive parenting—a plan that gives you reachable goals, while allowing for your personal parenting style. You have only a few short years with your child…make the most of the time you have.

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Raising Kids For True Greatness

By Dr. Tim Kimmel

You want only the best for your kids. And you want them to be successful. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with that. But what if there was something more? Could your definition of success be leaving out the most important part?

What about greatness? Where does it fit in? “If you aim your children at anything less than greatness, you’ll set them up to miss the whole point of their lives,” says author Tim Kimmel. In Raising Kids for True Greatness, Kimmel turns the definition of success on its head and guides you in preparing your child for a life that will easily eclipse the goals of those who are merely successful.

Learn how to prepare your kids for rich lives of true greatness by helping them find answers to life’s three most crucial, life-changing questions regarding their mission, mate, and master:

What are they going to do with their potential?
Who will they spend their lives with?
Who will they live it for?

Instill a higher calling, a bigger-than-life reason for existing and you’ll do something for your kids that outlasts your own life—you’ll raise them for true greatness.

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Unexpected Journey: When Special Needs Change Our Course

By Joe and Cindi Ferrini

Husband and wife authors Joe and Cindi Ferrini’s course in life changed from the birth of their first child. Yet, it did not stop there. Unexpected Journey shares the life of a family where daily challenges became a way of life—caring for a child with special needs and parents in their declining years.

Sharing with others about having a child with special needs to care for is like visiting the Grand Canyon. “We’ve been there, and we can tell others what we saw, the vastness of the expanse, the beauty of the colors in the rock formations, fabulous sunrises or sunsets, and the grandeur. But unless others experience it as we have, they will likely never quite get the view. A photo gives an idea of what the Grand Canyon looks like, but unless they’ve walked in our shoes, stood on the edge of the wide-open space, and taken in how ‘big’ it is, they can’t experience it.”

Joe and Cindi give the reader a glimpse into the lives of those who give full-time care to others who need special care and attention and give hope to the full-time caregiver for the long journey.

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The Smart Step Family: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family

By Ron L. Deal

Ron Deal explodes the myth of the “blended” family as he provides practical, realistic solutions to the issues that stepfamilies face. He helps remarried and soon-to-be married couples

• Recognize the unique personality and place of each family member
• Solve the everyday puzzles of stepparenting and stepchildren relationships
• Learn communication skills to deal with ex-spouses
• Honor families of origin while developing new traditions
• Invest the time to grow their stepfamily slowly rather than look for instant results

No two stepfamilies are alike, and the principles, information, illustrations, discussion questions, and activities in The Smart Stepfamily help couples focus on their specific situation to build healthy marriages and peaceful families. Based on Ron Deal’s nationwide stepfamily seminars, this material is equally helpful for couples, small groups, pastors, and counselors.

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You Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded)

Strategies For Bringing Out the Best In Your Strong-Willed Child.

By Cynthia Tobias

Everyday, thousands of families live in a constant state of turmoil because of ill-behaved, defiant, or strong-willed children. Yet these “difficult” children also possess firm convictions, high spirits, and a sense of adventure-all the makings of a great adult.

Strong-willed children have the power, drive, and talent to change the world-if only someone could teach them how to use their strength in positive ways. It is possible. In this powerful book, find ways to bring peace to your family, heal your relationship with your child, and face the challenge of disciplining and directing a stubborn will without breaking your child’s spirit.

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First-Time Mom

By Dr. Kevin Leman

“Now, what do I do?” Dr. Leman will help show you what it takes to care for your new baby for the first time. He describes the traits that characterize firstborn children and educates new moms (and dads!) on the essentials of parenting, offering practical tips on what to expect and how to adjust in your new role.

If you feel nervous about this new role of parenthood (and who wouldn’t?), Dr. Kevin Leman will put you at ease. While affirming your joy, wonder, and fear, First-Time Mom prepares you for this influential task by sharing the essentials of child-raising, including the personality traits and typical interactions you can expect to have with your first child.

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Single Parenting That Works

By Dr. Kevin Leman

Are you faced with the seemingly impossible task of being a single parent? America’s favorite parenting expert, Dr. Kevin Leman, brings help and hope to the legions of single parents struggling to raise happy, healthy, and well-adjusted children in a loving, caring, and biblically-grounded way. Using his trademark no-nonsense approach, Dr. Leman shows parents how to have mature relationships with their former spouses, how to develop their children’s self-esteem, and how to discipline and relate to their children in accordance with their unique personalities.

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Running The Rapids:
Guiding Teenagers Through The Turbulent Waters of Adolescence

By Dr. Kevin Leman

“My teenagers think they know everything. How do I cope with that?” While guiding readers through the turbulent waters of adolescence. Dr. Kevin Leman covers peer pressure, self-image, dating, and sex in his trademark “no-holds-barred” style that will bring a smile to the faces and hope to the hearts of even the most beleaguered parents. Strap on your life-preserver and join Dr. Leman as he guides you through the rapids.

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