Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Motivate Your Child by Scott Turansky

We need a parenting revolution!
Most parenting approaches end up encouraging children to ask the wrong questions about life: What’s in it for me? Are you going to pay me for that? What’s the minimum I need to do to get by?
Motivate Your Child bookBut God’s Word gives us a better way to parent, one that builds strong internal motivation in children. When parents change the way they parent, kids change the way they live. This practical book explores a theology of internal motivation and then gives parents real-life solutions to equip their kids for life.
You’ll learn . . . 
• howto parent in ways that build internal motivation so that kids don’t have to rely on you to get things done.
• The four promptings of the conscience and how to coordinate your parenting to take advantage of them.
• ways to energize your spiritual training with fun and creativity.
• howto help children respond to mistakes instead of blaming, defending, or justifying.

The greatest gift you can give your child is strong moral and spiritual development—this book shows you how. Every chapter includes practical examples of families applying the Bible to their current issues. Join the revolution!

This book is available on AmazonDeeper Shopping, as well as other retailers.

You can find our more information at the National Center for Biblical Parenting.

Scott Turansky has been a pastor and missionary for more than 33 years and is an author of several books. In addition to pastoring full time, Scott also conducts parenting seminars on Saturdays around the United states ( He is the co-founder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting ( and has co-authored four books.

My Thoughts:
Being a parent in today's society is not always easy. There are so many things our children can be doing that occupies their time and becomes a distraction from what they should be doing. Do your children work independently and do their chores without being asked? Do they honor you as the parent and notice things that need to be done and just do it? Do they serve others joyfully? Or must you constantly be reminding and nagging them to get things done?

Motivate Your Child is a wonderful asset to any parents library. The insights and ideas it contains are exactly what we as parents need to help motivate our children to work independently, listen to their conscience, be sensitive to the needs of others, develop integrity and character. This book is about dealing with the child's heart; the journey not just the destination.

In Part 1, the authors address moral development in our children beginning with the Internal Motivation and Strategic Parenting Skills. They discuss the Biblical approach to conscience, teaching responsibility, dealing with mistakes, integrity, compassion for others, initiative and consequences. 
In Part 2, the book focus is the spiritual development in our children. What is God's plan? What does family time look like and how to build relationships. How do we help our children practice real faith. What about salvation, the Holy Spirit, and connecting our children with the Bible? 

There is so much information packed in this book, you will want to refer back to it often as well as share it with others.  There is also an Action Plan Manual that can go along with the book as a resource to put into practice what you have learned. 

I am planning on using it this summer with my own children and am excited to come back and share the results.

This book was provided by TBCN in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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