Words Kids Need to Hear: To Help Them Be Who God Made Them to Be - eBook
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The words we speak to our children are important. Through using well-chosen words, we can impact our kids for a lifetime and help pave a path toward God. In Words Kids Need to Hear, David Stall has chosen seven simple statements that can have a profound impact on your child's life. Each chapter covers one of the phrases. The seven statements are: I Believe in You; You Can Count on Me, I Treasure You, I'm Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Because, No, and I Love You. Paperback.
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Publication Date: 2009
Words matter. Words can build up, or words can tear down. As parents and church leaders, do we use our words well? Words Kids Need to Hear offers compelling, yet simple ways to build up the hearts of children through meaningful and well-chosen words. What children hear from adults they trust makes a significant impactnow and for years to come.Words Kids Need to Hear offers an easy-to-follow learning path. Each of the seven chapters focuses on a single statement kids need to hear from parents, childrens workers, and other close adults. These seven statements are simple to share, yet guaranteed to make a profound impact on a childs life. They are: I Believe in You You Can Count on Me I Treasure You Im Sorry, Please Forgive Me Because No I Love YouEach chapter seeks to educate first, equip, and then motivate to action. Words Kids Need to Hear helps parents and childrens workers use words to build up the hearts of elementary-age children, resulting in closer parent-child relationships that pave a path toward a relationship with God.
David Staal serves as the president of Kids Hope USA, a national non-profit organization that partners local churches with elementary schools to provide mentors for at-risk students. Prior to this assignment, David led Promiseland, the childrens ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, Illinois. Other leadership roles he held at Willow Creek include director of communications and director of children's ministry for the Willow Creek Association. David authored Word Kids Need to Hear (2008), Leading Your Child to Jesus and Leading Kids to Jesus (2006), and Making Your Childrens Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kids Week (2004, co-authored with Sue Miller). David also serves as the senior editor of Todays Childrens Ministry, an electronic publication and web site from Christianity Today International. He lives in Grand Haven, MI, with his wife Becky, son Scott, and daughter Erin.
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Nancy Hamelund5 Stars Out Of 5September 10, 2009Nancy HamelundGreat book!!! I bought extras for our church library. Wish I had this resource when my son was born (37 years ago) as I resorted to talking to him the way I was spoken to ---definitely not encouragingly. Oh we can learn so much as we grow older. Thanks for all the great resources at outstanding prices!
scott nichols5 Stars Out Of 5May 21, 2008scott nicholsAs a pastor I know the power of a word fitly spoken; as a father I sometimes forget to practice what I preach at home. David Staal's book is a powerful reminder that my calling as father to two sons is greater than my pulpit ministry. In short, but content-packed chapters, Staal equips parents with a toolbox of words that help build up a child's character, self-esteem and trust. The seven phrases he offers up are simple to say, yet require a depth of commitment to make them more than mere words. Immensely practical, I couldn't wait to start applying them with my children even before I finished the book. In addition the three appendices, offer a road map for making these words a part of your daily discourse with your kids. The last appendix - a workshop guide, will probably find a place in our Fall education calendar. A great read and a useful tool for all who love children.
Ken Satterfield5 Stars Out Of 5April 15, 2008Ken SatterfieldWords make a difference. In Words Kids Need to Hear, author David Staal gives seven words or phrases that will help children to not only grow, but also to be a blessing to others.There are no magic formulas, but there are plenty of stories, along with cautions about going overboard. And in a nice touch, each chapter ends with a Scripture passage where God is sharing the same sentiment with us, His children.It struck me that you dont have to stretch this concept too far to be able to utilize these wise words in other relationships. Who wouldnt benefit from knowing I believe in you?A really easy read that would benefit parents to read more than once.
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