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Synopsis: Parents put their confidence in rules and principles and apply themselves to doing everything right. They believe that diligent application of the right methods will protect their kids from threatening influences and will assure that their kids succeed. But rather than building a healthy parent/child relationship, the rules-oriented approach places unreasonable demands and expectations on both parents and children. And the added pressure makes it more difficult for a child to feel loved by his parents - and by God. To reduce pressure and enjoy greater closeness, parents need to turn their approach upside-down by allowing God to use their children to lead them to spiritual maturity. How Children Raise Parents provides a bold new paradigm by showing that parenting is the process God uses to help parents grow up. This liberating approach helps parents learn to prize what they're being taught by their child's quirks, failures, and normal childhood dilemmas, rather than worrying about what their children will accomplish in life.
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Parenting with Humility...We often realize that we learn as much from our children as they learn from us. So why don’t parents approach the task of child-rearing as a learning experience, rather than a mandate to make sure their kids succeed in life?
To reduce the pressure and enjoy greater closeness in your family, turn your parenting upside-down by allowing God to use your children to help you grow up. Imagine what would happen if you began to prize what you’re being taught by your children’s quirks, failures, and normal childhood dilemmas, rather than worrying about whether you’re doing everything right as a parent. Now you can let go of the pressure to make sure your children succeed, and instead learn to grow into spiritual maturity by listening to your children.
Title: How Children Raise Parents: The Art of ...
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Audio CD
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Brilliance Audio, 2003. Audio CD. Condition: Very Good. New AUDIO CDs. Some shelf wear to the shrink wrap. NEW CDs inside. Enjoy this brand new AUDIO CD performance. Seller Inventory # 022920161405712
Book Description BRILLIANCE AUDIO 2003-06-17, 2003. Audio CD. Condition: As New. Item is in new condition. Seller Inventory # DS-1593550936-11