Christian Active Parenting

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-10-07
  • Publisher: Active Parenting Pub
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A team of family educators has joined forces to explain positive discipline and communication techniques that will help your family run more smoothly. Christian Active Parenting combines the wisdom of the Bible with the time-tested Active Parenting approach to give you the strength and skills needed to raise upstanding children. Millions of parents have used this "active" approach to raise courageous, cooperative children—and now you can, too!

This Parent’s Guide shows you:
  • Why children misbehave and how to redirect them
  • Non-violent discipline guided by God's love
  • The Biblical tradition of encouragement
  • Opening up the lines of communication with your children—before the challenging teen years
  • The importance of spending quite time with God
  • Introducing Bible reading to your children
  • Overcoming anger through the word of God
  • How to prevent problems with drugs, alcohol, violence, and sex
  • Christian influences on your child's life
  • How to stop scolding and start smiling with your kids!

Author Biography

Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., is the author of over twenty-five books and video programs on parenting, including Taming the Spirited Child and Active Parenting of Teens. A frequent media guest, he has appeared on hundreds of television shows including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," PBS, and CNN. He and his wife, Melody, live and work together in Atlanta and are the parents of two young adult children, Megan and Ben.

Melody F. Popkin is Manager of Christian Resources at Active Parenting. She works alongside her husband, Dr. Michael H. Popkin. Before the birth of their two children, Melody worked as a trainer for Peachtree Software, organizing and teaching courses and writing training materials. Melody spends much of her time in the faith community where she participated in Bible and Christian program studies. These twin paths led to a desire to help create a Christian version of the increasingly successful Active Parenting program. Encouraged by Michael, and with the help of co-author Sue Allen, she has been pleased to see Christian Active Parenting become a reality. Her greatest hope for this program is that it will improve the lives of children and their families.

Raised in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Sue Allen holds a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut. She is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and was a therapist for children and teens, couples and adults for 9 years before staying home full-time to nurture her four children for 11 years. Currently, Sue is the Director of Women’s Discipleship at Northside Church in Atlanta, and is receiving advanced training in Spirituality and Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. Raising Kyler (15), Tessa (13), Adrianna (11), and Jeremiah (8) with her husband, Steve, Sue enjoys writing daily, leading weekly Bible studies, and providing Christ-centered counsel for those seeking the courage to soar.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Active Parent
  • Styles of parenting
  • Brain development in children
  • The method of choice
  • Quiet time with God
Chapter 2: Cooperation & Communication
  • Who owns the problem?
  • Active communication
  • Feelings, empathy & problem-solving
  • Introducing Bible reading to your kids
Chapter 3: Responsibility & Discipline
  • Effective, non-violent discipline guided by God's love
  • "I" messages
  • Logical consequences
Chapter 4: Building Courage & Self-Esteem
  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • The power of encouragement
  • Courage and self-esteem
  • The Biblical tradition of encouragement
Chapter 5: Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior
  • Why children misbehave
  • Eliminating power struggles
  • Overcoming anger through the word of God
  • Problem-solving with FLAC
Chapter 6: Active Parenting for Unity and School Success
  • 7 Smart Things for School Success
  • Structuring homework time
  • Christian influences in your child's life
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • Family talks

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