A specific plan tailored to your child will maximize change.
Learn how to develop a parenting plan that takes your child’s unique needs into account. Use the outline of firmness, visioning, teaching, prayer, and coaching to flesh out a strategy to move your child from where he is today, to where he needs to go. The Motivate Your Child ACTION PLAN walks you through the process of identifying an area of weakness and then naming the character quality that needs to grow in your child’s heart. Read about the value relationship and learn the building blocks to make relationships strong in your home. From there you’ll have the framework to move through each day with greater direction and confidence.
The Motivate Your Child ACTION PLAN will give you the tools to address sibling conflict, poor school performance, disrespect, laziness, procrastination, sloppy work, emotional outbursts, self-centeredness, and so much more.
This approach will equip and empower you to parent any age child, from toddlers to teenagers, and beyond. If you have a problem to address in your child, this book can help you envision the solution and then lay out the steps to get there.
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Here are testimonies for the ACTION PLAN Book
“It’s like having a family counselor in your home! I will be recommending this book to any parent who wants to change not just their child’s behavior, but start to change the heart.”
“This is a map to help parents develop a plan for each child and their areas of weakness. You can become a coach to encourage your child every day to take the steps necessary for change. If your goal is to help your child to think and act differently in areas they are challenged in, and you want to be part of the solution and keep your relationship with them healthy, and even strengthen it, then this is the book for you! “
“This book is so encouraging!! The authors realize there’s not a one size fits all method for parenting so instead they help walk you through getting to know your child and then using what you’ve learned about them to create a personalized road map to encourage change in their heart-which is far more effective and longer lasting than just changing a behavior. There’s so many ideas and applications! I love the talks it prompted me to have with my kids mainly because it helped me shift from being a reactive parent to an intentional parent. Also, I found it to be a very easy read!”
“Trust me. When it comes to motivating my child (mostly my oldest son) I have a plethora of tools I have tried; none that have been as full of hope, and the Word, as this.”
“I have never come across a book that has been so practical. So often parenting books have lots of great theory on what a parent should do. This book actually walks you through, step by step, on how to actually apply and work through helping your children change — for the better! I love how the chapters even give you ideas and suggestions on how to talk to your kids and places to write notes so you can move forward with progress. “
“I’m excited to have in my hands a Christ-centered approach to parenting that offers practical tips and information. My parenting ‘toolbox’ is filling up with useful tools that I can use with my preschooler and all the way up to my teenagers!”
“This book is the first I’ve read that has actually made me feel hopeful at the end and not just overwhelmed.”
“I’ve already seen some improvement with our 5 year old. He’s terrible about interrupting adults as they/we talk. As an only child, I suspect this is worse than normal, and is worse than I’ve observed in most other children. Through implementing just one portion of this book, in a matter of 2 hours we have already begun to see transformation in his behavior. He recognizes that we know he wants to speak, but he is now (mostly) waiting his turn with his hand upon my hand (or my wife’s hand) reminding us that he is there patiently waiting his turn to speak. We celebrate each time he does this (positive feedback cycle!) and he’s thriving on the reinforcement. How this will work in the larger world remains to be seen, but it made a difference at the restaurant on Mother’s Day, and that alone makes the book worth whatever it might cost.”
“Mornings have been a CONSTANT struggle for us. She isn’t being bad or willful (though sometimes she gets stubborn about things) she just would not move in the morning. Getting ready for the day would take her an hour plus. We tried all kinds of consequences, nagging, reminding, coaxing, etc. and I felt like all I did every morning was battle her to get our day started. Once we worked through the action plan, we realized we were not allowing her to have ownership and responsibility for getting ready for the day. We met with her and used the ideas we learned though the Action Plan book – there were LOTS of ideas to help the meeting be successful and they worked. We have met with her before for other action plans but without as much success as we had this time. It has been a week now and I am not having to coax her along and there have been several mornings where she was actually the FIRST person ready and was able to look for ways to honor the family. It has really helped our mornings to start off better.”
If you want your child to change, this book contains the plan to make it happen!