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The Complete Book of Christian Parenting and Child Care: A Medical and Moral Guide to Raising Happy Healthy Children [Paperback]

By M.D . William Sears (Author) & Martha Sears (With)
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"The main goal of this book is to help parents achieve what we believe are the three primary goals of Christian parenting: to know your child, to help your child feel right, and to lead your child to Christ," write Dr. William and Martha Sears. As the parents of eight, this husband/wife team-he an acclaimed pediatrician and she a registered nurse-has extensive first-hand experience in guiding the physical, emotional and spiritual development of children. This all-encompassing book combines a solid biblical worldview with a medical professional's understanding of childhood and family development on topics including: *Commitment to a God-centered live before your children are born *Overcoming fear of childbirth *Developing a parenting style *Helps for working mothers *Discipline *Schooling *Sex education *Single parenting

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This total child care book offers Christian- centered, medically authoritative advice on every aspect of parenting, from choosing an obstetrician to disciplining teenagers. As parents of eight children, William and Martha Sears draw on thirty years of practical and professional experience, resulting in a valuable reference book no family should be without.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: B&H Books
Pages   608
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 7.24" Height: 1.16"
Weight:   1.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 15, 1997
Publisher   B&H Publishing Group
ISBN  0805461981  
ISBN13  9780805461985  
UPC  634337024998  

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More About M.D . William Sears & Martha Sears

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! William Sears, MD, has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant. They are the authors of more than 30 books and live in southern California.

William Sears was born in 1911 and died in 1992.

William Sears has published or released items in the following series...
  1. La Leche League International Book
  2. Non
  3. Sears Children's Library
  4. Sears Parenting Library

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Authors, A-Z > Sears, Dr. William
2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Health
3Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting > General
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Parenting
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living

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Use good sense  Jun 27, 2007
As a seminary educated pastor, I do recognize that a number of Bible verses are used out of context (a problem not unique to this book). At the same time, Christian critics of the book also seem to poorly interpret Scripture in their critiques.

This is my recommendation: Weigh what is said against the best psychological research and Scripture. As it relates to Scripture, understand that many verses are used out of context, but what is said in the book may still be consistent with Scripture. If you think a teaching in the book is against Scripture, find a verse to support your idea, then ask yourself: Is this verse/passage really against this idea or am I making this up? Use direct teaching passages (like NT letters), because you are likely to find "principles" that the Bible isn't really teaching if you think you "found" a parenting principle from a story, parable, OT Law, or prophecy in the Bible.

No book is perfect, but overall I certainly like the book. It is well worth considering.
Was Jesus bottlefed and forced to cry it out?  May 17, 2007
Was Jesus bottlefed and forced to cry it out? Didn't think so. It's funny how some Christians think that it is damaging to the family unit to respect your baby's needs. Those needs being: Breastfeeding, bedding close to the mother, and not having to cry it out. This book explains how we as humans were designed by GOD to feed our babies with our breasts and keep them near us when we sleep.
Damaging to Family Unit  Feb 3, 2007
I bought this book thinking it would be a good health manual with a christian perspective but I was very disappointed.

From a christian perspective, I found it shocking that it took several scriptures out of context in developing their permissive-parenting philosophies. Young babies are to be centre of the family (and marriage), rather than equal members. No helping babies to develope in the way they should go. I think this book could be damaging to the core unit called "family" if fully embraced.

Try a more balanced parenting style (not the extremes of demand or schedule feeding) like that which is found in "Secrets of the baby Whisperer" or "Babywise 1".
Worth The Purchase  Jan 16, 2007
I enjoyed reading parts of the book. Very extensive and detailed. It showed the viewpoints of what a doctor would suggest and what the Lord suggests. In addition, it gives you bible verses and suggested prayers. It has made me more focused to be an effective Christian parent.
Infants  Oct 27, 2006
I am very concerned by the reviews which seem to suggest that something is wrong with a book that discourages disipline of infants. I understand wanting to raise well disciplined kids. But, babies are different.

Research has shown time and time again that babies CAN NOT be disciplined safely (crying it out is one example) or through other means, without risks both in the short them and the long run. Yes, babies who sleep through the night are a blessing, but not all can do this and they do not have the cognitive ability to learn good behavior through discipline. Besides which if you have a baby in the room with you at night it is less stress for everyone, babies have little tummies and are soothed by closenesss and mom doesn't have to go upstairs several times a night to feed an infant who might have been hungry for ages or isn't hungry yet.

I don't understand how this idea is in conflict with Christian thinking or why this research has been seen by one reviewer as in conflict with religion.

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