Communication is not an area I am strong in, and that definitely didn’t change when I had kids. I may have actually gotten worse at it once my little ones came along. I jumped at the chance to read and review for you 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids!
About the book:
Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.
Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:
- Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
- Develop a nurturing home culture
- Correct behavior in lasting ways
Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.
About the author:
Dr. Todd Cartmell is a clinical child psychologist and author of several parenting books, including Flexible Kids and Keep the Siblings, Lose the Rivalry. He is the creator of The Flexible Thinking Game and conducts parenting workshops around the country. Todd and his wife, Lora, live in the Chicago area and have two sons.
I found many gems within the pages of this book. You will find the pages of my copy are bathed in highlighter yellow. This is an easy read and I highly recommend it for anyone who has kids. I’m guilty of damaging my relationship with my children. This book gives me hope that the damage can be repaired. I have hope that it won’t always be like it is right now with them. Our children are little mirrors that reflect back to us who we are, how we respond to situations, and how we communicate. If you want to see a change in your children it has to start with you. I love this line from the forward by Jill Savage, “If you’ve never thought of yourself as a leader, think again. Parenting is really about leadership.” It takes effort to be a leader- to raise the next generation. This book has the tools to equip parent leaders in leading their children in better communication and beyond.
I can’t wait to see how the tools I learned while reading 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids impacts the relationships I have with my children. I have already found myself utilizing the pause tip from the first section.
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