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Overview Words matter. The right words, shared frequently and in a variety of ways, do make a difference. This guide from Willow Creek equips parents and children?s workers to use words to build up the hearts of elementary-age children that result in closer parent-child relationships and help pave a path toward a relationship with God.
Publishers Description 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 impact---now 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, children s workers, and other close adults. These seven statements are simple to share, yet guaranteed to make a profound impact on a child s life. They are: * I Believe in You * You Can Count on Me * I Treasure You * I m Sorry, Please Forgive Me * Because * No * I Love You Each chapter seeks to educate first, equip, and then motivate to action. Words Kids Need to Hear helps parents and children s 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."
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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 children's 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 Children's Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid's Week (2004, co-authored with Sue Miller). David also serves as the senior editor of Today's Children's 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.
Spanish Language Biography: David Staal es director de Promiseland, ministerio de ninos de la Iglesia de la Comunidad de Willow Creek en Barrington, Illinois. Con Sue Miller, escribio Haga que su ministerio de ninos sea la mejor hora de la semana para ellos. Tambien escribe y es editor de today's Children's Ministry, una publicacion electronica y sitio en Internet de Christianity Today International.
Reviews - What do customers think about Words Kids Need To Hear?
Great Book!!! A must read for all parents!! Jan 22, 2009
This book has really been helpful to me. I want to be a great Dad and each chapter is simple to understand and just makes sense. I know this will change my life. I just pray that I will stay consistent with using these words every day. Every parent that cares about their parenting skills should read this book.
Simple and clear guidance Nov 16, 2008
The book is well-written with simple and clear style, and the content is good counsel for any parent to come back to again and again!
Well worth the time Jun 27, 2008
A person could easily read this book in a single day, especially in light of all the good humor and engaging stories it includes. But if that same person puts the advice in this book into practice, that could have implications for a lifetime. What fortunate kids whose parents read this book! (And how equally applicable the advice would be for spouses, friends, employees and others we interact with.)
Words To Shape A Child's World May 21, 2008
As 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 roadmap 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.
For anyone who has ever had an imperfect parent May 8, 2008
I found myself welling up with tears as I read this. While it's written in a straight-forward and engaging manner and it's not overly sentimental, my mind flew back to conversations with my mom. These conversations transformed me into an adult who never knew what it felt like to have someone believe in her. Any apologies were made with a touch of sarcasm. And my mom really was a wonderful mother. She heard hurtful words when she grew up and, as she often reminded me later, no one hands you a manual when you leave the hospital with your baby. She learned from her mother who had "Spare the rod and spoil the child" embroidered on throw pillows. How would words like "I believe in you" and "I treasure you" have shaped me had I heard them when I was a little girl? This book has brought a degree of healing to the relationship between my mother and me. While I've purchased copies of Words Kids Need to Hear to give to friends who have younger children, this book is not just for parents--it's for anyone who has ever had a parent.