{review} 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids

8SimpleToolsForRaisingGreatKids_3DAbout 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:

TODD CARTMELL is a child psychologist who practices in Wheaton, Illinois. He received his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the author of several parenting books, including 8 Simple Tools. His parenting workshops have been enjoyed by thousands of parents throughout the country. Visit Dr. Todd’s website at www.drtodd.net and follow him on Facebook.

My thoughts:

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids is unique in a crowded market of parenting books. Everyone has a method or an idea on what you should be doing. This book stands out because of it’s style and organization. Nothing preachy or different is to be found in these pages. 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids is jampacked with practical, smart, everyday parenting encouragement. It is very easy to pick up and just read one or two chapters within one of the 8 sections (one for each of the 8 tools). They are practical but challenging at the same time.I also enjoyed the questions at the end of each chapter. They would make excellent discussion questions for a small group.

This book would make an excellent base for a parenting class or for parents that are just starting to learn about following Jesus. But really, this book is full of excellent reminders for any parent. As seasons change and our children grow, I think all parents can use a straightforward reminder of how to help their children mature. 8 Simple Rules for Raising Great Kids is definitely that book.

Interested in this practical and helpful parenting book? When you purchase the books from Moody Publishers, you can use the code GREATKIDS16 for 50% off! That brings the cost of this book to below $7! Then, head back to the 8 Simple Tools site and enter your purchase info here for access to a slew of freebies!

{I received this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}


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