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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
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Children need love. Parents need respect.
It is as simple and complex as that!
When frustrated with an unresponsive child, a parent doesnt declare, You dont love me. Instead the parent asserts, You are being disrespectful right now. A parent needs to feel respected, especially during conflicts. When upset a child does not whine, You dont respect me. Instead, a child pouts, You dont love me. A child needs to feel loved, especially during disputes.
But heres the rub: An unloved child (or teen) negatively reacts in a way that feels disrespectful to a parent. A disrespected parent negatively reacts in a way that feels unloving to the child. This dynamic gives birth to the FAMILY CRAZY CYCLE.
So how is one to break out of this cycle? Best-selling author Emerson Eggerichs has studied the family dynamic for more than 30 years, having his Ph.D. in Child and Family Ecology. As a senior pastor for nearly two decades, Eggerichs builds on a foundation of strong biblical principles, walking the reader through an entirely new way to approach the family dynamic. For instance, God reveals ways to defuse the craziness with our children from preschooler to teen, plus how to motivate them to obey and how to deal with them when they dont. In the Bible, God has spoken specifically to parents on how to parent. This book is about that revelation.
As a researcher, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, who has a PhD in child and family ecology from Michigan State University, garnered the testimonies of thousands of mothers following the release of his New York Times Bestseller, Love & Respect. These moms consistently reported they applied the respect side of the message to their sons with significant effects. Emerson and his wife, Sarah, present the Love and Respect Marriage and Parenting Conferences across the country. Emerson has also spoken to groups from the NFL, NBA, PGA, Navy Seals, and members of congress. He was the senior pastor of Trinity Church in East Lansing, MI for almost twenty years. He and Sarah have been married since 1973 and have three adult children. Emerson also has a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College, an MA in communication from Wheaton College Graduate School, and an MDiv from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.
This book teaches you to:
- See love and respect as basic family needs
- Stop the Family Crazy Cycle of conflict
- Parent in six biblical ways that energize your children
- Discipline defiance and overlook childishness
- Be the mature one since parenting is for adults only
- Work as a team, according to the gender of each child
- Become a loving parent in God's eyes, regardless of a child's response
kelbow5 Stars Out Of 5GreatJune 16, 2016kelbowQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a great read for parents!
MnHMAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5recommendedSeptember 2, 2015MnHMAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0It is a good book that makes sense!! It is what we all desire to have in our lives, especially our children!
Anthony Romo5 Stars Out Of 5Love & Respect in the Family: The Transforming Power of Love and Respect Between Parent and ChildOctober 7, 2014Anthony RomoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am reading this at a slow paste and taking in it's stories and message.
ceemeeMetro Manila, PhilippinesAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Best parenting book for Christian parentsMarch 4, 2014ceemeeMetro Manila, PhilippinesAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My purpose as a parent is to lead my children to Jesus Christ. A parenting book that is based on God's Word is a good guide to help me achieve that purpose. I have learned that as an adult, I am mostly responsible for stopping the Family Crazy Cycle, which is when children feel unloved, they tend to behave disrespectfully and when parents feel disrespected, they tend to react in an unloving manner. And then the cycle seems to never end. This book helps parents be proactive in stopping this cycle and therefore, refrain from exasperating our children.
Love and Respect in the Family provides a blueprint on how to parent God's way and I would definitely take note of that. I also like that this book talks about the Biblical differences of boys and girls, and how to parent them according to their different levels of needs for love and respect.
StrongholdMomAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 6, 2014StrongholdMomAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had the opportunity to read a complimentary copy of Love and Respect in the Family by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It first came out in November and since Love and Respect [in your marriage] is one of my favorite books, I knew that the "sequel" would not disappoint. Parenting is definitely not an easy task, and there are days I feel I take one step forward only to move 2 steps back. This book gives a Biblical approach to parenting your kids in a godly way, and I really appreciated the insight that Dr. Eggerichs gave that mirrored some of the concepts from the marriage book.
I feel when most conflict occur in marriage and family, the first question is "Why is this happening? What did I (or we) do wrong?" Dr. Eggerichs calls this the "Family Crazy Cycle" which basically states that "Without love, a child reacts Without Respect, and Without Respect, a Parent Reacts Without Love." How is this illustrated in daily life with your kids? Let's take an example with my kids:
My son was 4, daughter was 2 and my other daughter was 4 months old. I can't exactly remember the argument but I asked my son to do something only to be ignored after 2 more attempts. Sparks flew, I yelled, he cried, then I cried. It was pretty much chaos for another 10 minutes untilÂ I stepped away for a Mommy break. After about 20 minutes I came back to him to apologize (he apologized back) and we just sat and hugged in silence. We talked a bit after that and I realized that he just needed some love and attention, which is not surprising, considering he's had to do a bit of adjusting from being an only child to being the big brother of not one, but two sisters. The other key thing to remember here is that when I was feeling disrespect from my son, I couldn't help but respond in an unloving manner (yelling). There will always be days where our patience runs thin but we have to try our best to be loving and respectful to our own kids to keep our family out of this "Crazy Cycle."
What I find interesting when I first learned this concept 2 years ago to utilize in my marriage, I actually thought I had it nailed in response to my husband on a daily basis and I truly believe it's what saved my marriage when it came to a breaking point. It didn't even occur to me to use it with my kids! That was the biggest eye opener after reading this book. I would definitely recommend Love and Respect in the Family if you want to learn godly principals to apply to your kids. I would also suggest to read Dr. Eggerichs first book as well in order to apply it to your marriage which will also make it easier for you to trickle down to your parenting style.
Happy Reading (and Parenting)!
Thank you to BookSneeze for my complimentary copy of Love and Marriage in the Family. All opinions and views are my own.