Are you frustrated with the combat-zone atmosphere of your home, as your children constantly argue and fight? There is a solution. Dr. Cartmell explains how to use biblical principles and relational skills to deal positively and effectively with sibling rivalry. Transform your home's ambiance into one that fosters respectful relationships!
For most of us, dreams of family harmony and cooperation often give way to the reality of squabbling and fighting between siblings. In Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry, Dr. Todd Cartmell explodes the myth that parents must sit passively by while sibling conflict runs rampant. Based on solid biblical principles and sibling research, Cartmell provides a ten-step plan that will help you enrich your family soil, plant the seeds of sibling relational skills, and provide an environment that will encourage respectful sibling relationships. Cartmell includes fifteen "ready-to-use" Family Time Discussion Guides and creates powerful object lessons using common household objects such as stinky socks, post-it notes, tennis balls, and tasty treats. With role-plays, Scripture references, and interactive discussion questions, each Family Time Discussion Guide will bring you closer together as a family and improve your children's skills at handling sibling conflict in a respectful way. Practical, down-to-earth, and leavened with Cartmell's dry humor, Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry will equip you to handle the most difficult sibling challenges.
Dr. Todd Cartmell is a popular speaker and child psychologist, who received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of "The Parent Survival Guide" and maintains a clinical practice in Wheaton, Illinois. You can link to his information-packed Web site, designed specifically for parents, through www.zondervan.com/author/cartmellt.