Monday, April 4, 2016

REVIEW PLUS DISCOUNT CODE: 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids by Todd Cartmell #8SimpleTools #FlyBy

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Book Information
Genre: Parenting
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers (January 5, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802413870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802413871

Synopsis: "I love my child, but parenting is hard."

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.

Review: This is a very easy to read book. It is divided into 8 sections of 5 short chapters (5 pages or less) each, which makes it simple to read about each tool on its own. 

There are stories included in each section of actual situations where the tools were used, showing how each one can make a real difference in the parent-child relationship. 

While the book is largely psychological, there are also scripture and scriptural principles included. Each chapter also ends with a brief one or two sentence tip which sums up the main point--and there are four pages at the back of the book which put all those tips together in one place.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Five stars

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About the author
 photo 335321_zpsqpiejdau.jpg I am a child psychologist who has been working with children, teens, parents, and families for the last 18 years, most of that in a group practice in Wheaton, IL.  On a personal note, I have been married for 24 years to my wife, Lora, and we have two young adult sons who are currently attending college.

I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.  We then moved to Columbus, OH, where I completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Wright State University at the Children’s Hospital.  Since then, I have done my clinical work at Summit Clinical Services in Wheaton, IL, where I continue to see children, teens, and families on a full-time basis. 
I have written five parenting books (faith based), which you can learn more about on the Books page.  My latest book (general audience) which is soon to be released is an ebook titled: Raising Flexible Kids.   I have presented many parenting workshops at mom’s conferences (Hearts at Home, MOPS International), MOPS groups, churches, and schools, which you can read about on the Workshop page.  I have also recently developed a skill-building game for kids called The Flexible Thinking Game (see the Store page). 
In my free time, I enjoy doing anything with my wife, spending time with my boys whenever possible, reading, running, and playing jazz piano any chance I get.  My Christian faith is an important part of my life and thinking, and I am continually thankful for God’s grace, of which I am an undeserving recipient. 

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