What does it look like to parent our kids in a Christian way? How do we teach them to be brave, compassionate followers of Jesus in this world? How do we help them deal with disappointment, failure, and rejection? How do we love our kids in ways that challenge and comfort? How do we steward well the gift of parenthood for the furtherance of God's Kingdom on earth? We all want to be good parents, but we know that we will often mess up. We need patience, grace, perseverance, and wisdom.
Here are some tools to help you as you seek to make disciples under your roof!
Grace Based Parenting (W Publishing Group), by Tim Kimmel
The Happiest Baby on the Block (Bantam), by Harvey Karp
To Train Up a Child (NGJ Ministries), by Michael and Debi Pearl
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk (Avon Books), by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Give Them Grace (Crossway), by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
Shepherding a Child’s Heart (Shepherd Press), by Tedd Tripp
The Mission-Minded Child (IVP), by Ann Dunagan
The 5 Love Languages of Children (Moody), by Gary D. Chapman
The Strong Willed Child (Tyndale), by James Dobson
Hide or Seek (Revell), by James Dobson
"The Fantastic Imagination": An Essay by George MacDonald
The Jesus Storybook Bible (Zonderkids), by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Belonging and Becoming (IVP), by Marc & Lisa Scandrette
This Ordinary Adventure (IVP), by Christine & Adam Jeske