Home Improvement: The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids by Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller is another great snapshot of eight parenting tools you can put to use right away. The unique thing about this book is that you can read it to your kids! The beginning of every chapter is a story about a family who is experiencing a situation and needs some guidance. They hear suggestions from a teacher, a neighbor, a pastor, a family member and dinner guests. All offer practical advice in how to handle these dilemmas. The second part of each chapter delves deeper into these tools. Some of the tools outlined are encouraging without yelling, making discipline time constructive, helping children make lasting changes and more. The situations are real, the tools are helpful and easily adapted. And best of all, your journey as a parent is enriched with knowledge and ways to guide your children to have a better quality of life using God's principles.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The stories of this family seem like what I confront in my own home. I really like that I could relate to the characters and that my five year old son can too as I read the story to him. The tools were extremely helpful and were broken down into steps. I felt very inspired to work on these things in my own home. If you are looking for some ways to build good relationships with your kids as well as train them, check out this book. You will enjoy seeing some "home improvement!"
*I was given a complimentary copy of this book from National Center for Biblical Parenting for this review. All opinions are my own.*
Remember, the book is FREE for Kindle at Amazon February 14-17. Be sure to download it then.
Also, if you want a print copy, you can pick one up at the National Center for Biblical Parenting.