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Although my children and grandchildren are grown I am always interested in reading books on parenting. This is a wonderful book that every parents would benefit from reading. I am a new parent - my son is 8 months old so it may be a bit early for me to apply all of the advice in this book. However i think the best take away from this book is just the overall message of setting limits, not letting your kids running the show, but also teaching parents how to truly respect their children and make them always feel loved.
With every chapter i found myself saying "yes!! I think most everyone would agree with the main topics in this book but what i found most helpful was the examples of language Dr Berman provides. How to speak to your children, to set those limits but not just shut them down. I look forward to reading this book from time to time over the years and also applying her advice. This book needs to be recommended by all midwives and obgyn. I am a first time parent and this book opened my eyes on how every child should by raised: This book hit home for me and there were definitely some emotional moments in this book where I felt I could do better on raising my daughter.
I'm so glad I have a reference book to look back on. One person found this helpful. Grounded, solid advice for parents who intend to parent and not be a BFF to their kid. Gave to my daughter, to become parent, and not "protector" for reality of life for son.
I think it helped. She seems to have toughened up now. Permission to Parent is a pleasure to As a clinical psychologist and parent, I am thrilled Dr. Berman wrote this book! Her practical tips and encouragement will help you raise emotionally intelligent adults. Permission to Parent is a pleasure to read. Not only have I personally thought about her strategies, this will be the book I recommend my patients looking for advice on how to parent. This is a wonderful book that blends attachment parenting with clear limits and boundaries.
As an unexpected added bonus, it helped me to set boundaries with my own parents, as well. I would and have highly recommend this book to any caregiver looking for tools and support on how to establish healthier and stronger relationships with their child. This book provide good tips and pointers on parenting, from a psychiatrist who realized that in order to help the children grow as happy and confident adults, they need first to have happy and confident parents.
A lot of her teachings seem to be based on mere common sense but it is actually good to take the time to read and take mental notes of them. See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 6 days ago. Published 27 days ago.
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Instead, the book emphasizes what the authors call heart parenting, where you reflect on what values are important to you in your family. It then grows from that and helps you focus on each of your children and how you can reach their hearts to motivate them, instead of using anger. The book uses many examples of different families, age groups and behaviors and how to lovingly correct them.
I couldn't wait to get this book to read. I enjoyed that it is from a Christian parenting perspective, and how I was able to read along in my Bible with all of the wonderful scripture that is quoted in this book. The introduction and chapter one were slow to start but once I got to chapter two, I could not put the book down! It felt like the authors knew exactly what I was going through as a parent. Motivate Your Child describes the many different ways parents can become stressed from generational yelling to all the newness of becoming a parent and not knowing exactly what to do.
In turn, parents react to the stress in anger because the frustration becomes too much. I don't think any parent wants to yell at their child or act in anger to get their child to listen. This book is such a blessing because it takes away any kind of anger and has you commit to what the root of the problem is in your individual child, and how to internally motivate them.
I would highly recommend this book to any parent or grandparent. It has taught me how to calmly reason with my children while maintaining a discernment for discipline. The lessons learned in this book are not a quick fix solution, but more of a putting the time in your child now so that they know how to distinguish right and wrong for the rest of their lives. I was given a complimentary copy of this book as part of the launch team in the release of this book. This book review appeared on my blog on January 27, Apr 28, Lynda Edwards rated it it was amazing.
I am often hesitant to pick up a parenting book by an unfamiliar author, even one that professes to be Christian, because there are too many instances of psychological, new age belief systems that infiltrate these books. I decided to take a chance on this book because it offered to teach me ways to change behavior by using the conscience and spiritual concepts to do so. What I found was an excellent book that helped to change how I view several parenting techniques and gave me concrete examples I am often hesitant to pick up a parenting book by an unfamiliar author, even one that professes to be Christian, because there are too many instances of psychological, new age belief systems that infiltrate these books.
What I found was an excellent book that helped to change how I view several parenting techniques and gave me concrete examples of how to direct my children in mental and spiritual maturity, allowing them to direct their own behaviors in a more positive direction. There is a lot of great information packed into these or so pages. I found affirmations for a lot of what my husband and I are doing with our own children as well as a few challenges to accepted practices. One interesting concept that I am now incorporating into my own interactions with children is that the conscience and the Holy Spirit are not the same thing, but that they work together to direct behavior if we are taught to respond to their promptings.
While a new idea for me, the writing presents a clear case for thinking about things in this way and shows how this works out as we take things to a logical conclusion using real world examples. That is one of the best things about this book: This is an excellent parenting resource and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It comes from a grounded Christian perspective, makes sense in its suggestions and gives real hope for everyday parenting challenges.
I received copy of this book from the publisher through The Book Club Network bookfun. Raising children who do what they need to do without being told is the goal of this guide book. Developing self-motivation in your child can be "hair-raising" without guidance. Choosing to "deliberately work on spiritual and moral development" is an investment in their character that will produce a life time of harvested wisdom.
As their guardian, we are "giving them the "tools" to navigate life. Instead of using motivators that are externally "rewarded," why not teach internal responsibilities. Teaching strategies of firmness, correction, consequences, and thinking beyond self. What is beneficial with this approach is the instruction that is centered between their heart and their minds: Our internal motivator helps us align our thoughts and actions with an internal obligation to manage oneself.
What if your modeling, discussions, and guidelines taught them: To do what's right To deal with the wrongs To be honest To care about others With this "guide book" you can "use areas of strength in a child's life to help them improve areas of weakness. Apr 05, Becky rated it it was amazing. I have enjoyed reading Motivate Your Child. I feel that the authors have something different to say that adds to the conversation on parenting. They talk about the conscience and how different children react to discipline when they make mistakes.
I discovered that my daughter reacts differently than either my husband or myself to learning she has made a mistake. That has made a great difference in my parenting her, and I feel like our relationship has improved since reading this book. I feel fo I have enjoyed reading Motivate Your Child. I feel for the first time I am making some progress with her, and reaching her. It has empowered me as a parent. My husband said this alone made the book worth reading. Motivate Your Child has many examples of conversations other parents have had with their children to help them become responsible adults.
I found this very helpful, and it has given me ideas on how to start good conversations with my kids. I liked the variety of stories and the different kind of families they used in their examples. The authors do a great job painting visual pictures that help clarify their points. Lastly, what I love about this book is that it is a relational book. This is not a get your kids to do what you want in 5 easy steps. The authors talk about working with your child's heart, showing your child how they can change, and how you can guide your child to become the person God wants them to be.
I highly recommend reading it. I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review from Book Club Network and the author. Feb 08, Jennifer Pickwell rated it really liked it. I was really excited to receive a review copy of Motivate Your Child by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller.
I have recently struggled in parenting one of my sons who seems to struggle with staying on task and is often down right squirrelly. He is a great kid, and so very smart, but I feel his spirit is being crushed by the behavior chart at school. I need him to decide on his own to make good choices without me prodding him along during the day. Motivate Your Child is not necessarily aimed at children with attention deficit, but there is plenty of advice and guidance within that I feel will be helpful in guiding my son.
Motivate Your Child is a Christian parenting book, so know that most of the advice is with the direction of scripture. If you are a not a Christian, the advice given is still applicable. Build a relationship, share scripture, and practice faith. So simple, and at the same time, so profound! This book was written to help, not to entertain…so it is not a page turner in that respect. But an anxious parent ready for some change may find it too interesting to put down. I was given a complimentary copy of this by BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.
May 18, Bluerose's Heart rated it it was amazing Shelves: One thing that I love about this book is the fact that it doesn't just focus on the child, but it also focuses on ME. It reminds me to be a better example to my children, and to put the time and energy into doing it right. The best way to discipline isn't the easy way! I felt like I wa One thing that I love about this book is the fact that it doesn't just focus on the child, but it also focuses on ME.
I felt like I was getting little mini Bible studies as I read through the book. I was grateful every time I saw an example and a possible solution for situations I'm struggling with, concerning both me and one or all of my boys. The second half focuses on the "Family Challenge", which is "a practical plan to pass the faith on to your kids". I enjoyed getting fresh ideas for teaching the boys. For example, I got the idea to turn off all the lights in the house and follow a treasure map with a flashlight, in order to illustrate Psalm My boys would love that!
This section reminded me to put more effort and creativity into "Family Time". This book has been a blessing! I feel like I need to start right back at the beginning, and reread, just to settle it all in my mind more deeply. I'm sure I'll be turning to this book many more times through my parenting years. Apr 08, Pat rated it it was amazing. I wish I could have read this book when my children were small. Now trying it on my youngest grandchildren. The oldest two are grown - too late to start. Unfortunately, also, the authors look younger than my sons who are in their 40's.
To quote a statement on the back cover of this book, "The Greatest gift you can give your child is a strong moral and spiritual development and this book shows you how. Every chapter includes examples of families applying the Bible to their current issues. One less I wish I could have read this book when my children were small.
One lesson is how to teach children to take responsibility for their offense and not to blame others. When children learn to consider others and their feelings then they start learning about and using their conscience. It also teaches children how to take reprimands without feeling shamed. There are so many interesting ways to help motivate and teach children in this book. The best one is through prayer and love.
I highly recommend this book to parents, grandparents and teachers. Its good for anyone dealing with toddlers through teens. I received this book from www. All opinions expressed are my own. I found this information easy to read and understand. Its also very informative and helpful. My apologies to the author for the delay in reviewing this book but my computer crashed. Feb 20, Sarah rated it really liked it. As a professional who works with children, but does not have any of my own, I am always looking for resources and ideas on how to guide parents to be the best parents they can be.
I was super excited to get my hands on this book and the online resources to see what tools would collaborate along side the book. I found the website and book to be very helpful with one another. I learned so much from this book, it is hard to pin point one particular thing. My biggest take away from this book is that As a professional who works with children, but does not have any of my own, I am always looking for resources and ideas on how to guide parents to be the best parents they can be. My biggest take away from this book is that parents have the ability to build internal motivation in children through a variety of ways and if it is not instilled within the child, the child will demand otherwise.
I found this book to be very biblical in practice, along with practical solutions that were not unattainable.
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The biggest challenge parents face is helping their children develop a moral and spiritual compass that they will take ahold of and stand firm on without their parents when life gets tough. Day to day training with your children will make it easier when they become teenagers and early adults. This book gives encouragement to those who think it's over for their child, it is never too late. Thank you Thomas Nelson for providing me a complimentary copy and also the online tools.
This book and the online website is very helpful. Mar 15, Amy rated it really liked it. Motivate Your Child is a great practical guide. I found encouragement in the fact that I was doing some things right, ways to better meet other needs that have been lacking, and the whys of the advice given. This book really stresses that the parents are the ones that mold and teach the child in everything from relationships, to rules, to faith in God.
Being a parent is hard work and takes most of our time and our biggest job as parents is to train our children to do what is right. Not for what Motivate Your Child is a great practical guide. Not for what they can get out of it or some sort of reward. They are not animals that need to be treated to right behavior. I really liked their chapter titled When Kids Make Mistakes. This chapter is full of helpful questions to get to the issue at hand: And my favorite part was giving our children hope that they can do better next time.
This book is very helpful and I recommend it for all parents. I received a copy for an honest review and the opinions are my own. Feb 17, Bethany Marks rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is easy as parents or teachers to fall into the results trap and completely miss the priority: Are we constantly managing our children instead of teaching them to do it themselves?
Are we looking at the long term or more often merely the immediate? Turanksy and Miller present a better way to lead our kids into being thriving and independent adults. The stories shared and the concepts presented solve so many day to day frustrations in leading children. Most importantly, adults change which, in turn, effects kids positively. My observation is this comes across a bit idealistic.
The concepts are solid and we are applying them in our family. Everyone who has or plans to have a child should read this book. I received a complimentary book from The Book Club Network at bookfun. Apr 11, Mary rated it it was amazing. It is laid out well, and easy to understand. It does not tell you how to fix your child in three easy steps. It guides you and teaches you about the "heart" of you child.
It shows you how precious your child, and your relationship with the child, really is. It breaks down walls and goes deep into WHY our children behave as they do and HOW we can help develop their internal drive as well as their conscience. This book taught me more about the conscience and the four main ways the conscience helps us to: Do what is right; 2.
Deal with wrongs; 3.
Care about others; When we do wrong our conscience lets us know by giving us guilt, or moral discomfort. The authors explain each of these things in great detail! They use lots of scripture and real life stories. If you are a parent I would suggest you purchase this book and read it, several times!
I am intending to send it to my pregnant daughter! I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion. Nov 19, Susan rated it it was amazing. Raising kids is not easy. What a wonderful answer! This has so many options to build that motivation in your kids and help them grow spiritually. The book is separated into two sections of focus: Many helpful reminders such as practice what you preach, are woven into the material.
It is a very easy to read approach and easy to understand. A helpful index in the back is useful for targeting specific questions and going back to review things you have learned. What a wonderful legacy to leave on your children knowing they will leave it with their own children. I highly recommend this as a bookshelf keeper for any parent! I received this book from bookfun. Feb 26, Tima rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every parent out there has found themselves frustrated with their child because they've been told to do something and are now needing to be told again or disciplined for disobedience.
There are a lot of books out there that deal with different aspects of discipline or tell parents how to talk to children when getting them to obey.
But these authors have taken the problem to the root and have written a book that shows the parent how to get the child to obey because it's second nature to them. I've Every parent out there has found themselves frustrated with their child because they've been told to do something and are now needing to be told again or disciplined for disobedience. I've never been more impressed with a parenting book.
Examples are given of situations that each parent might face. They then not only describe how the parent handled it or how they recommend handling it, but they also give the reasons behind the instructions. The authors have used Biblical concepts to show how to get a child to listen to their conscience and then make wise life decisions. I liked the way the information was presented, each concept was backed by the Bible, and the instructions were presented in such a way that made them seem doable for me.
I would definitely recommend this book to parents. I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review. As with any parenting book, you take the good and leave the rest. I did glean a little bit of helpful info. More importantly it reminded me to be a loving, patient, merciful mom. A few things to add to my toolbox which I've already started implementing: Draw from the empathy well when you are trying to get them to help you. I found myself highlighting quite a few passages with scriptures and notes so that I could discuss that with the kids during our already established family time.
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The first half of the book was parenting tips and advice, but the second half of the book was mostly about Family Time. I could see this book being really helpful for newer Christian families. However, as a strong Christian homeschooling family, we already have regular times together in God's word in teh morning, during our times together, in the afternoon, and most evenings when dad is home. Apr 02, Kimberly rated it it was amazing.
Teaching children to have inner responsibility This is such a wonderful guide for all parents to help with raising children who will be good leaders and responsible adults.
There is so much to gain from reading this book, for parents and grandparents. I can even see some great ideas for applying these theories to adults in a workplace! I loved the 4 steps to discipline with a positive conc Teaching children to have inner responsibility This is such a wonderful guide for all parents to help with raising children who will be good leaders and responsible adults. I loved the 4 steps to discipline with a positive conclusion — so many times we discipline in anger with a negative conclusion.
The book is captivating and easy to read — in small doses so you can try out what you are learning, or all at once and then re visit the sections you want to focus on. I spent many years working in the early childhood field and would have loved to have this book then to use in training! I recommend this book to all parents, no matter the age of your children.