Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Growth Press: Book Reviews

New Growth Press has some really great resources for parents and kids. The resources come in mini booklets, so they are quick reads. You can just pick one up and read it while you are making dinner, or waiting for your child when you are picking them up from school.
This new series of booklets will equip pastors, counselors, and everyday Christians to provide encouragement and real life-giving answers for people dealing with serious problems. The faculty of CCEF (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), long recognized for their adherence to scripture and excellence in counseling technique, have authored this exciting collection of 21 new titles. The topics are divided into three categories: Parenting Resources, Marriage and Family Resources, and Resources for Personal Change.
Some of the booklets I got are:
How Do I Stop Losing It with My Kids?: Getting to the Heart of Your Discipline Problems
The kids are hungry, dinner is late, everyone’s tired and on edge, and then it happens—you lose control and blow up at them again. Is losing control with our children inevitable in our busy world? Or is there a better way?
Learn from William P. Smith a better way to relate to your children than with irritation, anger, and harsh words. Drawing on his counseling and parenting experiences, he explains why you lose control with your children and then offers strategies that will help you change the way you relate to your children when you are under pressure.
Angry Children: Understanding and Helping Your Child Regain Control
If you have an angry child, you are most likely worn out, confused, and looking for answers to questions like these:
“How can I restore sanity to this chaos?”
“How can I prevent these anger storms in my child?”
“Why does this rage seem to explode out of nowhere?”
Dr. Michael R. Emlet offers you needed help by explaining both the deeper heart issues and possible physical weaknesses that can fuel a child’s angry explosions. Then, using his experience as a doctor, counselor, and parent, he applies the truths of the Bible to your child’s struggles with anger and outlines practical strategies for helping your child learn self-control.

Peer Pressure: Recognizing the Warning Signs and Giving New Direction
Does your child do and say things just to be liked and accepted? Constantly talk about what others think and say? Go from one relational drama to the next? These are all warning signs that your child is feeling the weight of peer pressure.
Paul David Tripp explains the fears that underlie your teenager’s struggle with peer pressure, and then he offers specific things to do and not do that will encourage your child to live for God’s approval, instead of the acceptance of friends.

These are great booklets to help you on your journey in Marriage, Parenting and self-growth. You can see the full selection here, or purchase them for $3.99/piece.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Sounds like a series I need. My son is getting to that stage where he's always mad. Don't know why, he has a pretty good life, but seems to think it isn't. If I hear his door slam one more time, I think I'll really lose it. Maybe it's time to take the door away?