Throwing temper tantrums. Swallowing indigestible items. Coloring on walls. Breaking expensive things. Going over data limits. Sound familiar? At one point or another, you’ll have to face a stubborn, uncooperative child and attempt to bend him or her to your will. That’s when you know that the struggle is real.
As a 21st century parent, you try to figure out which tactics to use out of the many you’ve heard of, including those shared by your parents, your friends and parenting experts. At this point, you’ll try almost anything. Drs. Paul Meier and Alicia La Hoz understand the struggle of raising holistic children while taking into account their development, personality, and social and emotional growth. In this book, they share insights based on research and theology to help you:
- Raise confident children
- Foster your child’s spiritual growth
- Motivate your child
- Provide appropriate discipline
- Help your child cope with their feelings and emotions
- Know when to seek professional help for mental health concerns
Think of this book as a guide for navigating through your toddler’s, teenager’s or young adult’s emotions and behaviors. You’ll learn how to turn the struggle into a success. You and your children will be all the better for it.