Motivate Your Child Action Plan Book Review

Having been a big fan of the Parenting is Heart Work podcast, I was so excited when I got my copy of the Motivate Your Child Action Plan by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN of the National Center for Biblical Parenting.



 Before learning about the Motivate Your Child Action Plan I had already gotten so much out of  their other books:

What really excited me to read the Motivate Your Child Action Plan was that instead of relying on reward/punishment models, the only way of parenting I knew, I now was getting equipped to use this heart-based strategy to develop a tailored plan for my child. As an avid podcast and audiobook listener, I loved that with the book was a link to twelve audio programs, to walk me through the plan that  I could download to my phone and glean from on the go. Bonus!

Based on their previous book,  Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent's Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told, this action plan will give you the tools to motivate your child to make positive changes without resorting to nagging and harshness.



How This Book Can Help You 

This book will give you "a specific plan tailored to your child to maximize change."

Here is what the book promises:
"Learn how to develop a parenting plan that takes your child’s unique needs into account. Use the outline of firmness, visioning, teaching, prayer, and coaching to flesh out a strategy to move your child from where he is today, to where he needs to go. The Motivate Your Child Action Plan walks you through the process of identifying an area of weakness and then naming the character quality that needs to grow in your child’s heart. Read about the value relationship and learn the building blocks to make relationships strong in your home. From there you’ll have the framework to move through each day with greater direction and confidence.

The Motivate Your Child Action Plan will give you the tools to address sibling conflict, poor school performance, disrespect, laziness, procrastination, sloppy work, emotional outbursts, self-centeredness, and so much more.

This approach will equip and empower you to parent any age child, from toddlers to teenagers, and beyond. If you have a problem to address in your child, this book can help you envision the solution and then lay out the steps to get there."

I really enjoyed that in the twelve information-packed chapters that there was a great balance between helpful instruction and practical application exercises. As a busy wife and mom, I don't have lots of free time to wade through long books, so I appreciated that the authors kept the chapters brief and to the point, yet engaging, so reading through a chapter was both enjoyable and fairly quick. When I read non-fiction books, my thought is, "Just tell me what I need to know to..." The authors did a great job of telling me just what I need to know to properly motivate my child that is not only effective, but more importantly, Biblical. I always want my parenting to line up with Scripture and not be based off emotions or circumstances.

What I love most about the Motivate Your Child Action Plan, and the other books I've read by these authors, is not only am I learning Biblical parenting strategies to motivate my child towards good without resorting to nagging, I so love that these parenting strategies are designed to build character in my child and help me disciple her in the Lord. Ultimately that is what parenting is all about: discipleship. Because of that, I am very thankful for the Motivate Your Child Action Plan and the ministry the authors, Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN, have at the National Center for Biblical Parenting. I look forward to how else the Lord will use this book in my parenting journey, as well as how God will use the authors to further instruct and equip parents to disciple their children in the Lord.

Question For You: What could implementing a Biblical parenting action plan make possible in your parenting and relationship with your children? 

Find more parenting encouragement from the authors at their website, blog, podcast, Facebook page, and  on Twitter at #heartparenting

Disclaimer: I received this advanced reader copy free from Rose Publishing as part of their review program for bloggers. I was not asked to write a positive review, but simply, an honest one. - See more at: http://brookeespinoza.blogspot.com/2014/02/gaining-hopeful-spirit.html#sthash.apTl3CjP.dpuf
Disclaimer: I received this review copy free from the National Center for Biblical Parenting as part of their review program for bloggers. I was not asked to write a positive review, but simply an honest one.


Disclaimer: I received this advanced reader copy free from Rose Publishing as part of their review program for bloggers. I was not asked to write a positive review, but simply, an honest one. - See more at: http://brookeespinoza.blogspot.com/2014/02/gaining-hopeful-spirit.html#sthash.apTl3CjP.dpuf

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