I am happy to be sharing with you today about Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think (book) (for parents of kids ages 8-high school) by Parenting Made Practical. For this review I was sent the book and the DVD ( 53 minutes) . This is really a training that can be for the whole family and surely one that you want to pass down to your children so they can also train their children in the right ways.
I am reading the book still, I will be honest and let you know that I watched the DVD first ! The book for me allowed me to be able to read it and go back again to what was shared in the DVD. Since I am a note taker, I will be writing down notes in my copy of the book also. The book gave me more Bible verses and more information at my finger tips so that I can even add tabs if I want to and have easy reference to areas I want to find again to refresh my memory from time to time. It also covered more areas then the DVD, so that I had more examples to learn from. Because each child is an individual and has a unique temperament , I can go back and read the character of each and really cement into my mind just what I am dealing with and what I am up against. I really had not ever thought about Temperament that my child is born with that doesn’t change vs my child’s personality that can be changed and worked on with guidance from us as parents. Sometimes the hardest part, is getting the child to own their behavior and the consequences of it and this is dealt with in a very understandable way.
I am not sure about you but when I am learning something I like to take notes and while watching the DVD, I took 3 pages front and back of notes on what was being taught and shared in this Video of Taming the Lecture Bug and getting your kids to think. During this 53 minute course, I stopped and stared it many times just to take notes and think about things that were of importance to me.
I really enjoyed the fun way that Joey and Carla shared their experiences and those of others they knew. It made it fun and yet if your having issues with your teens ( like most of us do), it will really hit home like it did on many points for me. The Bible verses and the things shared were really point on ! I feel like I have the knowledge now to try to retrain my kids without lecturing them all the time. I also know now why I shouldn’t lecture all the time, but I know how to ask questions to learn what I need to know as you are parenting , to deal with heart issues my kids are having each day. I also learned just how important it is when training our children about repentance , forgiveness and restoration instead of just accepting a pat little ” I’m Sorry ” and going on without seeing heart change in my children and causing them to do some thinking about what is really going on with them. I really learned a lot from Joey and Carla and I hope that you will consider getting this set if you are experiencing training and obedience issues with your children.
The Homeschool Review Crew reviewed this book and several other products from Parenting Made Practical, such as Navigating the Rapids of Parenting DVD, Dating, Courting and Choosing a Mate…What Works? DVD and Workbooks, What Every Child Should Know Along the Way and Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think BOOK and DVD like I did.
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