Like all parents, you want to raise emotionally healthy children. But how do you accomplish it? Written from a godly perspective by a professional counselor and a teacher, this practical guide shows you how to instill the vital relationship and communication skills every child needs: respect for authority, delayed gratification, self-awareness, empathy, social awareness, motivation and persistence, and hope. 143 pages, softcover from Beacon Hill.
All parents want to raise emotionally healthy children. But how do you make sure your kids are developing the social skills they need to relate to others? Are you leaving it to chance that they’ll pick them up along the way? 7 Emotional Skills Every Child Needs shows you how to nurture vital relationship skills in your children that will help them communicate with others, providing a foundation for developing close relationships with family, community, and God.The seven skills are:Respect for authorityDelayed gratificationSelf-awarenessEmpathySocial awarenessMotivation and persistenceHope7 Emotional Skills Every Child Needs:Gives steps to follow and activities that you can use to teach your children these skills.Includes a section in each chapter called ’spiritual implications’ to explain how the principles in that chapter can help children draw closer to God.Provides opportunities for you to reflect and discuss with your spouse.
Pam Galbraith is a National Certified Counselor, speaker, wife and mother. She counsels at New Life Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Pam received her M.S. from South Dakota State University and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Pam and her husband live in southwestern Minnesota with their son. They have two grown daughters. Rachel C. Hoyer received her B.S. in secondary education from Concordia University and her M.A. in theater arts from Long Island University. She is a frequent teacher at Christian writers’ conferences and has contributed to two books. Rachel resides with her husband Jeff and their children Calista and Samuel in Overland Park, Kansas.
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