If I Could Raise My Kids Again

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Real-life Wisdom From a Gifted Family Communicator

"As a young parent, what I needed was a flesh-and-blood veteran parent who had been there. I wanted to talk to a mom who looked like she'd been up all night once of twice, and a dad who still had a twinkle in his eye because he remembered the good times. I wanted a parent with some scars. Maybe a bite on his index finger. Possibly a dent on her chin from a misguided fork."

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If I Could Raise My Kids Again delivers what parents young and old need most: frank insights from a parent who's been there. With warmth and wit, author William L. Coleman shares how to:

shower encouragement

gain children's respect

walk the narrow path between too much and too little discipline

allow children to make age-appropriate choices

free children to take risks and learn from pain

find a church that allies itself with families and

cultivate children's self-confidence and responsibility.

More than a million readers have appreciated the insights of William L. Coleman, the well-known author of more than thirty Bethany House books. Coleman is a recognized communicator on family relationships and an outspoken advocate for family values. He has been married for more than thirty years and is the father of three children.

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About the Author:

William L. Coleman, a pastor, teacher and author, is best known for the bestsellers

Today I Feel Like a Warm Fuzzy and Listen to the Animals. He has authored over twenty-five books, and has been published in numerous languages. Over one million copies of his books have been sold!

Coleman has a unique ministry to families. His books are tools parents can use to help their children and teens discuss their feelings in a natural way. The books present God as a loving Father, and embellish biblical principles with fascinating stories and ideas that help dispel fears and worries, thus increasing the possibility of a stable faith. Coleman challenges parents to start spending 10 minutes a day with their child, helping him or her to resolve their conflicts and fears.

William Coleman's byline has appeared in Christianity Today, Eternity, Campus Life, Moody Monthly, The Christian Reader, and others. He travels across the United States speaking at conferences, seminars, conventions, etc.

William Coleman and his wife Pat are the parents of three children. He and his family make their home in Nebraska. He received a B.A. from Washington Bible College and a M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary.

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