Effective Parenting in a Defective World - eBook
Effective Parenting in a Defective World - eBook  -     By: Chip Ingram
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As a parent, you want to know your kids are comfortable in their faith and can approach the pressures that come their way with godly wisdom. But how can you impart those values in a world of over-extended schedules? Chip Ingram shares practical steps for imparting your faith to your kids as well as effective discipline so your kids are equipped to stand firm in their faith-through the barrage of challenges they're going to face.

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Focus on the Family
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781414336749
ISBN-13: 9781414336749

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A parent's greatest desire is to raise a child who can face anything with wisdom and confidence. But in a world of over-extended schedules, amoral messages, and incessant peer-pressure, how can you raise a confident child that follows God's will, not the world's? Chip Ingram's practical tips for modeling right living, building strong bonds, and disciplining effectively will help parents bringing up Christ-centered kids who feel secure and significant no matter what comes their way. The book features practical, age-appropriate parenting tips, charts/diagrams, and action steps.

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Effective Parenting in a Defective World, written by Chip Ingram, is a book that offers hope and help for the imperfect parent with imperfect children. “Raising children is a learning process, and no parent is going to get it all right,” Ingram warns. “One can, however, glean some powerful and timeless principles form God’s Word to help equip children for the world they live in.”
Ingram discusses rearing positive kids in a negative world, modeling right living and priorities, building strong bonds with one’s children, teaching the importance of obedience, using discipline lovingly and effectively, persevering through mistakes and tough times, and passing on five key life lessons to help children thrive in today’s culture.
Ingram draws insights from personal experience, pastoral counseling, psychological research, and Bible study. He says of his book, “This is not a theory or pie-in-the-sky speculation of a never-had-a-problem pastor and his wife.” With complete honesty and openness, Ingram shares his perspectives, offering solid answers to any parent who has questions. Each chapter is a discussion of practical and helpful material followed by a section that asks the reader to put into action what has been discussed.
Throughout the book, Ingram examines several parenting myths along with the opposing realities. For example, one parenting myth is, “Your goal is to make your kids happy.” In contrast to the myth, the parenting reality is, “Your goal is to make your kids holy, set apart for God.”
Helping parents help children is the goal of the book. The number one lesson that children must learn is obedience. This doesn’t mean it is easy being a parent. “Parenting is not neat, it’s not clean, plans don’t always work out, and constant revisions have to be made,” explains Ingram. For help with those revisions, the reader is invited to join the discussion and “learn from God’s Word how to be an effective parent in a defective world.”
In the process of learning and growing together, “parents and children need to know at the very core of their hearts that failure is never final with Christ.” Parents fail children, children fail parents, and all will fail God. Those failures are not the end, because God’s grace is available. There are some great outlines from Ingram’s studies, many good lists, including five characteristics of biblical discipline (p. 93).
Effective Parenting in a Defective World would benefit any parent who wants to increase in parenting skills. It could easily be used as a small group study or within a single family. Ingram’s style is refreshing, insightful, and filled with hope for the imperfect parent. – Richard A. Borgman, Christian Book Previews.com

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