Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Review: Motivate Your Child by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN

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 they can get out of it or some sort of reward.  They are not animals that need to be treated to right behavior.  No, they are living souls that have a will of their own and they need to do what is right even if they don’t want to.  I really liked their chapter titled When Kids Make Mistakes.  This chapter is full of helpful questions to get to the issue at hand: confession (what is the wrong), getting to the heart of the matter (what really is behind the defiance), and the third is developing a plan for the next time (giving them ways to think through the situation and cope).  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 from The Book Club Network, Inc. and the opinions are my own.

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