Do you struggle with finding a way to train the heart of your child? I know many Christian parents do. They know that training the heart is important but they aren’t sure how to do it. What is the best way to approach this type of parenting.
Many of us grew up with different types of parenting styles in our household. Maybe you are trying to implement some of the same things your parents did with you or maybe you are trying to do the exact opposite. Whatever your course, the Motivate Your Child Action Plan might be what you have been looking for.
I was blessed to review the Motivate Your Child Book earlier this year and now, with the release of the new Motivate Your Child Action Plan book, I have had the opportunity to review it as well and I must say, I was NOT disappointed in the Action Plan.
The Motivate Your Child Action Plan is a 40 day plan presented in 12 chapters. It is a plan to help you identify character issues that your child may be dealing with and help you come up with a plan to help them build up strength in that area.
The Motivate Your Child Action Plan comes with 12 chapters of workbook style presentation to help you identify the area you need to work on with your child as well as developing a plan to strengthen these character areas. Additionally, the book purchase includes a link to download 12 audio sessions with the authors of the book, Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, that go more in depth into each chapter’s topics.
Topics covered in the book include such areas as:
- Creating a map to get from point A to point B
- Coaching sets attitude
- building motivation within
- good theology makes it work
The book is definitely made to be a companion to their Motivate Your Child book (see review here) and the book is referred to through the Action Plan book. You will likely want to have a copy of the Motivate Your Child book to read before you delve to heavily into the Action Plan.
Using the principles discussed in the book, the parent chooses one character quality that he or she feels their child needs to work on then develops an action plan using 5 motivators:
- spiritual energy/prayer
The child is involved in the planning process and the parent and child work on the plan together. This keeps the child engaged and accountable, which is an important step toward success.
I loved that the chapters provided plenty of questions and space to answer questions and write out the plan. I like that it’s in the book with plenty of room to write. I have used these type of workbooks before and used a notebook to record the answers because there wasn’t enough space but then later, when I want to refer back to it, I can’t find the notebook. It’s nice that it is all in one place. I just noted which child I was referring to if I was make notes for more than one of the children.
The book is easy to read and the audio downloads were a wonderful compliment to each chapter. It was like getting a counseling session with the authors regarding the topic discussed. The audios are definitely a nice addition.
Does this sound like something that you would be interested in?
The book is available for $29.95 or $36.99 for the original Motivate Your Child Action Plan.
The original Motivate Your Child e-book is available here.
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