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Stamped on Every Child’s Heart

I just purchased this book today. I have been looking for some guidance for our little #princesspea who has always been a bit impulsive but it seems this summer to have intensified. I felt like the resources I was running across were related to or pointed to ADD and ADHD and I’m just not on board yet with diagnosing her as either. I kept coming back to this book, I really like how the author talks about Peter in the Bible and his impulsivity. This is my homework for the Labor Day weekend. I’ll let you know what I think when I finish it!

Favorite Resources

These are a few of the resources that have helped us!

The Jesus Storybook Bible

We first purchased this book during our first foster placement and have purchased at least a half a dozen since. It is the best children’s Bible I’ve found and it even gets me choked up sometimes when I read it to the kids. The premise is that “Every story whispers His name” and essentially the book points out how every story in the Bible points to Jesus.

Parenting with Love & Logic

This is hands down my favorite parenting book. It has challenged me to lead and discipline my children using logic so they remember the lesson. It’s all about offering choices and letting the kids experience the consequence of their choice. For example, #bambam knows that the first thing he must do in the morning is take a shower. The expectation is clear and age appropriate. The consequence is TV time (also clear and age appropriate). If he chooses to take a shower, he is able to watch TV with the others. If he chooses to play first or not shower at all, no TV. The idea is to encourage your children to do the thinking so they develop confidence and good decision making skills.

Boundaries with Kids

This book is very similar to Parenting with Love and Logic. It was recommended by our counselor. It was probably the most helpful with our kiddo who struggles with anxiety and it fit in perfectly with our family mantra:
Love God
Love People
Make Good Decisions