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Raising Great Kids: A Comprehensive Guide to Parenting with Grace and Truth

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In approaching parenting from both a developmental and spiritual direction, the authors show how biblical character includes competent functioning in areas such as relationship skills, tasks, ownership, responsibility and follow through, self-control, perseverance, delay of gratification, ability to lose and grieve, and the ability to forgive.
ebook, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Zondervan (first published February 1st 1999)
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Thomas
Happily, this is not an "8 easy steps to parental success" (and too bad if they don't work for you!) sort of a book, even if the title might create that sort of expectation. Rather, it is a book that seeks to provide a basic horizon or framework for understanding parenting: What is it that parents hope to do? What are (ought to be) some of the basic goals they aim for? What does a child need? What are some of the traits parents hope to nurture and develop in their children? What are some challen...more
Gunner McGrath
This is my favorite parenting book so far. It provides a solid and comprehensive overall philosophy for parenting that I want to develop and model. It is not so much a how-to book like the Boundaries books are, but an explanation of the principles of good parenting.

Specifically, that the purpose is not to control children or have them be perfect, but to teach them how to develop character so they can skillfully manage their own lives when the time comes. I wish every parent would read this book...more
Christy
The first half was a bit basic and theory based but still had good principles. It got much more interesting with "nuts and bolts" discussion later on. A good resource to revisit during my kids' later stages of development.
Laurel
Lots of information, but good information. Parenting with grace & truth is key to teaching several concepts & helping your kids grow up to be productive & responsible adults. Will keep as a reference and read again.
Brenda Wharton
Very basic parenting book on how to patent with love and grace. Some good principals, but I was looking for more concrete examples at different ages and also on parenting boys or strong willed children
Keri Amorosa
for a "how-to-parenting" book, this was very easy to read. There were some really good points, but overall I would have liked more specifics and less generalizations.
Christine
This book has been long-overdue from our local library. (Apologies if any local friends wanted to read it, and couldn't find it. I have it. Oops.) :)
Christine
This is a wonderful parenting book for anyone. I'm not Christian, but i think the wisdom contained in this book will help any parent.
Tonya
This should be a *must* in every parent's library.
R.
helpful book on setting boundries with your children
Tracie Shoup
Sep 27, 2007 Tracie Shoup rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every parent
Wonderful book - one of my favorite parenting books.
Stephen Boutry
best book on parenting ever.
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Dr. Cloud has written or co-written twenty-five books, including the two million-seller Boundaries. His most recent books are Boundaries for Leaders and Necessary Endings. He has earned three Gold Medallion awards, and was awarded the distinguished Retailers Choice award for God Will Make A Way.

As president of Cloud-Townsend Resources, Dr. Cloud has produced and conducted hundreds of public semina...more
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