Parenting Is Heart Work


Dr. Scott Turansky


A heart-based approach changes everything. The reward/punishment model of parenting doesn’t work and often makes things worse. 

If you’re like most parents, you have developed your own parenting strategy-sometimes it seems to work, and other times-based on the way your child behaves-you wonder if it’s working at all.

There are countless ways to try to get a child’s attention and to effect change-but here’s the truth-unless you deal with a child through his or her heart, you are not likely to see lasting change.

In this breakthrough book, you can learn to truly reach your child’s heart to teach, train and build a tremendous relationship.

You can turn correction times into learning experiences, equip your children to accept responsibility for their mistakes and meditate on the right things, influence and adjust the values and beliefs your children hold and maintain a relationship with your children through love and emotional connectedness.

The author writes… God is in the business of change. He changes his children and focuses on our hearts. We took that idea, examined every time the word “heart” is used in the Bible and came to exciting revelations about parenting. If we can use the same strategies that God uses to bring about change in his children, we can help children make huge changes more quickly and changes that last longer.We have now used these strategies to coach parents one-on-one all over the world. The principles work and help even the most challenging children make major changes.

In this book you will learn:
* How to connect to your child’s heart to bring about change.
* Ways to correct that are more powerful and last longer.
* To help your child reign in emotions.
* How to use common, everyday activity to build life-skills.
* Biblical, practical tools that work.

Stephen Arterburn from New Life says, I have never seen a better book on reaching a child’s heart. As parents we are too quick to correct and miss a chance to connect to the heart of a child.”

Dr. Scott Turansky is a pastor and a professor at Concordia University where he teaches the Masters level parenting program to students who are getting a degree in Family Life Education. He also has a private practice where he coaches parents of children with all kinds of challenges including ADHD, emotional challenges, defiance, and issues related to adoption.
He and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN head up the National Center for Biblical Parenting where they have trained over 150 presenters to teach live parenting seminars and trained over 300 Biblical Parenting Coaches. They are the authors of 15 parenting books and have developed heart-based strategies that work. The National Center for Biblical Parenting was birthed in the early 90s. Although they had no idea how big the ministry would develop, they knew that their heart-based, practical, biblical approach was strategic for helping Christian families reach their full potential.

Dr. Scott Turansky is married to Carrie who is also an author and they have five children and seven grandchildren.  Joanne Miller is married to Ed and they have two sons and two grandchildren.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0781441528
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780781441520
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.64 x 8.25 inches


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