Item description for Different Children, Different Needs: Understanding the Unique Personality of Your Child by Charles F. Boyd, David Boehi & Robert A. Rohm...
Overview Pastor Charles Boyd shows parents how to encourage, exhort, and empathize with their kids according to their natural, God-given needs and temperament.
Publishers Description Biblical parenting involves encouraging, exhorting, and empathizing with children according to their unique needs and character. This re-release of Different Children, Different Needs clarifies what the Bible means when it commands us to "train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6). It teaches moms and dads how to understand the personality God has given each of their children and how to tailor their parenting styles to meet their children's needs. Pastor Charles Boyd uses the popular DISC personality assessment model to help parents better recognize, accept, and appreciate their kids' temperaments. IF ONLY YOUR PARENTS HAD READ THIS BOOK... Do you know whether your child is determined, influencing, soft-hearted, or conscientious? The key to effective parenting is knowing what motivates your child. The information and tools provided in "Different Children, Different Needs" will take the mystery out of the way you interact with each other. You'll begin to realize things you never understood about the best way to relate to each unique son or daughter. Your children will come to realize how God has designed and gifted them, growing in confidence and finding a sense of belonging. And you'll enjoy the fulfilling parenting experience you've always wished for. Story Behind the Book Based on the biblical teaching of Proverbs 22:6, the principles in this book can become the backbone for everything you do as a parent. If you don't practice the "big picture" principle presented in "Different Children, Different Needs," your kids will be negatively affected. But if you take Proverbs 22:6 seriously and seek to apply what you find in this book, your children will come to understand how God has designed and gifted them. They will grow to have both a sense of confidence and a sense of belonging. Just when you master the art of parenting one child, here comes another--and they're "different as night and day." You must learn how to tailor your own unique parenting style to meet your children's special needs more effectively. This simple resource helps you understand, accept, appreciate, and enjoy your children...and their God-given temperaments.
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More About Charles F. Boyd, David Boehi & Robert A. Rohm
Dr. Charles F. Boyd is teaching pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. He earned his doctorate in ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated with high honors from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he received a master s degree in theology. Dr. Boyd has pastored churches in Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, and South Carolina. He and his wife, Karen, have three children."
Reviews - What do customers think about Different Children, Different Needs: Understanding the Unique Personality of Your Child?
Exceptional book for parents! Nov 29, 2007
This is an exceptional book for parents, giving us the descriptions of different temperaments... both for our children and for ourselves. Then it takes everything a step further in what each child's temperament needs from us as parents, and how we all interact. This book made one of the largest impacts on our family functioning well together.
Different Children, Different Needs : Understanding the Unique Personality of Your Child Mar 7, 2006
Charles Boyd does a wonderful job of writing this book to help parents understand the need to parent children to their unique personalities.
I like how he uses the DISC Model that helps parents understand that their personality and their child's personality can work together even if at opposite ends of the spectrum. I have taught these principles in parenting classes using this book and found parents have a AHAA! moment when it dawns on them why their child follows them around all evening. The parents realized that their children just needed to be nurtured based on their personality styles.
I like how the book is written as a study book for parenting groups. It gives another way for parents to gather together, share ideas, and learn new strategies about children.
This is a must read for parents. Jen Hegerty, School Counselor
LOVE IT! Feb 14, 2004
I loved this book. It is very easy to read and understand and has helped me to see others differently, and recognize how personalities truly affect relationships. Knowledge is the key, and once I understand why someone behaves the way they do, I can recognize that they really aren't just trying to annoy me, and learn to adjust. I also see my own weaknesses and can work on those. No one is DEFINED by their personality type. We all have choices to make in life, but understanding your normal tendencies can help you to become a more balance person. And having a daughter that is so different from me, I really enjoyed the section in this book on how each personality type relates to the others- strengths, struggles, and strategies. Definitely recommend!
Great Book for Parents Mar 27, 2002
I am really enjoying this book. I say enjoying instead of enjoyed because it is a great reference for me. I have four kids and each child is TOTALLY different. This book has been an eye-opener to help me cater to each on according to their individual needs. This book is an easy read and very spiritual. I've been recommending it to every parent that I know who has more than one child.
No more gimmicks, please! Jan 31, 2002
The DISC personality system on which all of the parenting advice in this book is based reminds me of your run-of-the-mill horoscopes, Birthday books, birth-order personality descriptions, and other miscellanea of that ilk: entertaining, but not particularly helpful. In responding to the various, hugely UN-specific statements that help determine your personality type and your child's, I found I had a different answer for different circumstances, moods, or times of day. For instance, in the section that determines if you are a fast- or slow-placed person, you circle 1 if you make up your mind quickly, or circle 2 if you take your time in decision-making. Well, am I deciding which preschool to send my child to, or choosing shampoo at the store? Different circumstances, different answers.
In addition to disliking the basis for the book, I found the parenting advice to be very basic. "Do not become impatient with the child. Don't rush or push him. . .Be open at times if your child suggests a different way of doing something. . .Realize that some conflict and change is healthy. . .," etc. Be aware, too, that this book is written from a fundamentalist Christian viewpoint--the author is a southern Baptist minister and liberally sprinkles the pages with Bible verses and other evangelical language.
The one part of the book that I enjoyed was a couple of pages of positive "one-liners" you can use to build your child's self-confidence: for example, instead of saying "What's taking you so long?" you can say, "You do things precisely and accurately." That is very much in line with the whole "observe, don't judge" philosophy of child psychologist Haim Ginott which I try to follow.
There are many more helpful parenting books out there--keep searching.