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May 18, 2015

Motivate Your Child Action Plan (MYCAP) by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN

You will learn:
• How to build a strong conscience to strengthen internal motivation
• How faith changes kids in practical, down-to-earth ways
• Ways to help self-focused kids think of others
• A strategy to help kids who tend to blame, rationalize, or defend 
• Ways to use consequences for heart change
• Specific heart-based strategies to develop responsibility and initiative

Check out the Book Trailer Here:

I've been reading this for the past week now, and it's such an eye opening book. Sure you hear all the time what you should be doing to raise good kids, but they break it down into simple things you can do. The focus is to parent your child's heart. Every behavior or problem your child is dealing with comes down to the heart. The first step is to pray for your child's heart. Pray, pray, pray! From there the book goes through many things you can do to help your child.

My son is getting mad when we don't respond to his request/question immediately he gets upset and reacts by screaming, spitting and throwing things. So when I examine the behavior the central theme is "impatience." The book breaks it down into step we can take to help him deal with this central emotion or heart issue, so we started having him count to 10 or 20 after he asked mom or dad to do something. The goal is that he will start doing this without being asked and we can prevent the immediate melt downs when we can't respond right away.

It's already making me think about how I parent and how I need to prayerfully make changes in our life to help our son progress through these difficult times. 

Received a copy of this book for review, but all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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