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Cracking the Parenting Code: 6 Clues to Solving the Mystery of Meeting Your Child's Needs [Paperback]

By Laura Lee Heinsohn (Author)
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Why do some children grow up and then abandon the Christian values and convictions of their parents? What can parents do to prevent this all-too-common tragedy?Laura Lee Heinsohn's search for answers led to startling conclusions.  Through interviews with more than 1,000 individuals about their own childhood and parenting experiences, she discovered consistently common themes.  This book identities six critical needs of children and the six corresponding “clues” to meeting those needs and keeping the connection strong.

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Why do some children grow up and then abandon their parents Christian values and convictions? How can parents prevent this?Laura Lee Heinsohn?'s search led to startling conclusions. Through interviews with more than 1,000 individuals about their childhood and parenting experiences, she discovered common themes nearly every person who abandoned their parents Christian values and convictions said: I needed something from my parents that they couldn t or didn t give me. In Cracking the Parenting Code, Heinsohn identifies six critical needs of children and six corresponding clues to meeting those needs.

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Studio: New Hope Publishers
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2009
Publisher   New Hope Publishers
Series  Arise  
ISBN  1596692073  
ISBN13  9781596692077  

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Courtesy of Teens Read Too  May 17, 2010
CRACKING THE PARENTING CODE is a guidebook to assist parents in ensuring that they are providing their children, whether young or old, everything they need to be successful and healthy as they go through life.

Written by someone who has had years of experience as a parent as well as a leader in parenting workshops, Ms. Heinsohn never preaches, and shares personal experiences for growth and reflection by the reader. When her own daughter announced she wanted to cut contact with Ms. Heinsohn and her husband, it led her on a journey of discovery. Ms. Heinsohn in turn conducted many interviews and found, much to her surprise, that keys to good parenting were far from what she expected to hear.

She has taken her research, and shared with parents the principles to achieve connection and skills to ensuring their children reach their full potential. What Ms. Heinsohn shares are the six clues that work no matter the issue. Each child has the following needs: to trust and feel safe; to be heard; to be valued; to have purpose; support; and specific boundaries. If parent and child can work to accomplish all six of these goals, both will feel rewarded in the end.

Using quotes from both acclaimed therapists and the Bible, the author shares the hope that all parents can achieve a purposeful bond with their children and always maintain that connection. Definitely written for the parent striving to be the best they can be, older teens can gain insight into the struggles that parents deal with every day. Teens will realize that parents DON'T always have the right answer, and need guidance just as much as they do.

Reviewed by: Jaglvr
Meeting your child's emotional needs  Jun 1, 2009
Overall a very good book on parenting which emphasizes parental connection to the child over specific parenting techniques.

Don't believe the title: the book's emphasis is not on "five simple steps you can do to make your kid perfect" but rather "These six touchpoints are where you can better your relationship with your child." Each chapter contains questions for the parent to ask herself/himself about his or her own upbringing and then they have to say how their child would answer those questions.

The author's thesis is that children will adopt the values of those who meet their needs, and that children all have the same basic six needs. By learning how best to meet those needs, we raise the odds that our children will adopt our value system and maintain a close relationship with us as we become adults.

A good book, although I only gave it four stars because the author downplays parental needs (which, of course, need to be met in order for parenting not to be compromised) and because she assumes children will always respond rationally and empathetically. This may work with older children, but for children who are young or neurologically atypical, some of her suggestions aren't going to work.
Solve the Parenting Mystery!  Apr 15, 2009
I don't know of many people more qualified than Lori Heinsohn to write a book on parenting. As the mother of two, and energetic grandmother of eight, Lori has learned much of value through her experiences. After seeing two young adults she had ministered to and befriended as children take very different paths--one being crowned Miss America and another ending up in jail--Lori's journey of inquiry began. In the years to come, through her Family Bureau of Investigation, she tried to solve the mystery of what causes children raised in loving families to turn out so differently. How do children become physically, emotionally, or spiritually estranged from their loved ones?

Lori combines research, her discoveries, and personal illustrations to help parents gain hope and encouragement. Readers will begin to see their children differently, gaining insight into their individual needs. They will learn to look at how they were parented and resolve lingering struggles associated with their own upbringing. CRACKING THE PARENTING CODE will provide parents with the tools they need to connect, or reconnect, with the hearts of their children.

Sharon L. Fawcett, author of Hope for Wholeness: The Spiritual Path to Freedom from Depression
Sleuthing Your Way to Better Parenting  Mar 23, 2009
Calling this a roller coaster ride to better parenting is not an exaggeration. Author Laura Lee Heinsohn, founder of the "Family Bureau of Investigation" leads readers to better parenting using the investigation techniques. This is a great book to read alone or to get a group together for a 13 week small group study. Each chapter ends with questions that will help the reader learn more about her/himself and help how discover negative and positive childhood experiences have shaped their parenting style. As someone said, it is important to understand the past, in order to change the future. (Hmmmm, maybe that someone was me.) Anyway, Laura gives us the tools become a better parent as well as a better person. Thank you Laura for all your hard work in putting together such a great book.
Clues that challenge, but don't hurt! Excellent!  Mar 22, 2009
Cracking the Parenting Code: 6 Clues to Solving the Mystery of Meeting Your Child's Needs

I'm chuckling at myself! I'm 76, gray hair, 6 kids, 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Now living in Brazil, sharing our lives with others.
WHAT would I have to learn from this book?

I started reading - and I'll admit I've not skimmed this book.. . . I've studied it and begun recommending it to others - many others! It really doesn't matter what your age or experience is: you will glean something from Laura's book and her life. I certainly have! some things I wish I'd known years ago... but some I can still apply today.

When you read the book, have a highlighter in your hand - and a pen to mark the page numbers. This little book is DEFINITELY resource material for all of us!

Laura, you've lived through a lot of pain, but you've taken it, learned, and are using it to help many others. Good job! We can all learn from your example.

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