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Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child [Hardcover]

By John Rosemond (Author)
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Item description for Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child by John Rosemond...

A syndicated columnist and family psychologist outlines scripture-based principles for parents that recommend respect for others over self-esteem tactics, recommending a leadership approach to disciplinary methods that draws on traditional belief systems. 50,000 first printing.

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Picture respectful, responsible, obedient children who entertain themselves without television or video games, do their own homework, and have impeccable manners. A pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Not so, says family psychologist and bestselling author John Rosemond. Any parent who so desires can grow children who fit that description -- happy, emotionally healthy children who honor their parents and their families with good behavior and do their best in school.
In the 1960s, American parents stopped listening to their elders when it came to child rearing and began listening instead to professional experts. Since then, raising children has become fraught with anxiety, stress, and frustration. The solution, says John, lies in raising children according to biblical principles, the same principles that guided parents successfully for hundreds of years. They worked then, and they still work now
Through his nationally syndicated newspaper column and eleven books, John has been helping families raise happy, well-behaved children for more than thirty years. In "Parenting by The Book," which John describes as both a "mission and a ministry," he brings parents back to the uncomplicated basics. Herein fi nd practical, Bible-based advice that will help you be the parent you want to be, with children who will be, as the Bible promises, "a delight to your soul" (Pro. 29-17). As a bonus, John also promises to make you laugh along the way.

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Parenting by the Book: Biblical Wisdom for Raising Your Child by John Rosemond has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • CBA Retailers - 09/01/2007 page 56

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Howard Books
Pages   272
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.28" Width: 6.32" Height: 1.13"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 25, 2007
Publisher   Simon & Schuster
ISBN  1416544844  
ISBN13  9781416544845  
UPC  9781416544845  

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More About John Rosemond

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Rosemond is a family psychologist who has directed mental-health programs and been in full-time private practice working with families and children. Since 1990, he has devoted his time to speaking and writing. Rosemond s weekly syndicated parenting column now appears in some 250 newspapers, and he has written 15 best-selling books on parenting and the family. He is one of the busiest and most popular speakers in the field, giving more than 200 talks a year to parent and professional groups nationwide. He and his wife of 39 years, Willie, have two grown children and six well-behaved grandchildren."

John Rosemond currently resides in the state of North Carolina.

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Finally Guilt Free Parenting  Apr 23, 2010
How our children disrespect us leaving clothes on the floor every day, not obeying commands, being argumentative and angry!!! We on the other hand try to persuade, reward, punish and finally get crazy and start to yell.....
This book is not a hope this book is " a saving hand" for us poor adults. It does not recommend spanking but rather spiritual leadership. Me us a kid ofcourse hated being spanked for lying to my father even thou I only lied because I was afraid to admit the truth...hovewer this experience was powerful enough (as he only spanked me one time in my life and it was gentle enough that it really did not hurt) that I will to the rest of my life try to live in truth. I have not remember as a child being punished frequently my father word and his look was effective enough - I did not like it I would rather have a buddy like pappa but being who I am now I think this preserved my soul. We were afraid of our parents yes but we have been realy punished. Our kids on other hand disrespect us much as they want and the punishemnt we implicit is not effective enough however frequent it could be.

So this book really does not recommend punishement it offers it as a way to get there where we as children used to be in respect to our elders.

Please read that book as it will save your sanity and recommend to as many people as possible......

No more bulshit parenting for me...
Great guidance for Christian families  Feb 22, 2010
This is a great book for Christian families. Rosemond identifies the issues with today's families successfully and presents real opportunities for meaningful change. Those struggling with their marriage due to the never ending tasks of their children will find sound, simple guidance for turning around their marriage and their family. If parents throughout America followed the guidance in this book, children in America would benefit. Please don't be fooled by other reviews that do Rosemond the disservice of missing the point of his message by stating that Rosemond simply says 'spank your children and everything will be okay'. Rosemond presents a clear, biblical blueprint for the family, its structure, and its priorities beginning with the success of the marriage...and it is good.
Transformed my home and my marriage!  Jan 16, 2010
This book was given to me and my husband as a gift by an older couple at our church whose daughter had recently read this book and raved about it had make such a tremendous impact in her home. This book has honestly transformed our lives, not only in regards to raising our children but also in the relationship between me and my husband. We are all much happier and things run so much more smoothly. I have been recommending this book to every mother i know! The advice is completely practical and very effective. And the best part - it is all Biblically based! How better to glorify the Lord that to train up your children in the way they should go - His way! Even if you are not Christian, i promise that this book makes sense and will make a huge difference in you home life. Your children will thank you later! Also, please make sure to read the ENTIRE book, it really is a wonderful wonderful book. One of the best gifts i've ever received!
A Godly View from the Heart of the Matter  Dec 29, 2009
The biblical wisdom presented by John Rosemond in this wonderful book provides inspiration for parents, as it presents a great deal of specific and applicable knowledge. By modeling a God-based style of leadership and discipline, we'll not only be able to raise healthy and successful children, but to hand on the age-old values of a life graced from above.
This book is a moral guide that makes sense and helps to show parents exactly how to provide the kind of parenting that will raise good citizens, able to act from their heart and not from conditioning, for tomorrow's world.
Here, here! This is a welcome spiritual addition to any parenting library shelf.

Jeffrey L. Fine, PhD, Psychologist: Author of: -
"The Art of Conscious Parenting"

God's Word is so freeing!  Dec 7, 2009
After reading this book, I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! Not because I feel that raising a child in a Biblical/Traditional manner is easier, but because now I can forget about all the "psychobabble" that is so confusing. I'm so excited to just let my "yes be yes and my no be no" (a command from Jesus) and to be confident that my leadership (modeled after God's leadership) is the answer! I realize this is still very challenging, but it's so nice to be freed from all the other garbage. Read this book and then buy copies for all your friends! That's what I'm doing, because I want my child to be around other children who have been raised "by The Book".

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