Biblical parenting involves encouraging, exhorting, and empathizing with children according to their unique needs and character. This re-release of Different Children, Different Needs clarifies what the Bible means when it commands us to "train up a child in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6). It teaches moms and dads how to understand the personality God has given each of their children and how to tailor their parenting styles to meet their children's needs. Pastor Charles Boyd uses the popular DISC personality assessment model to help parents better recognize, accept, and appreciate their kids' temperaments.
IF ONLY YOUR PARENTS HAD READ THIS BOOK...
Do you know whether your child is determined, influencing, soft-hearted, or conscientious?
The key to effective parenting is knowing what motivates your child.
The information and tools provided in Different Children, Different Needs will take the mystery out of the way you interact with each other. You'll begin to realize things you never understood about the best way to relate to each unique son or daughter.
Your children will come to realize how God has designed and gifted them, growing in confidence and finding a sense of belonging. And you'll enjoy the fulfilling parenting experience you've always wished for.
Story Behind the Book
Based on the biblical teaching of Proverbs 22:6, the principles in this book can become the backbone for everything you do as a parent. If you don't practice the "big picture" principle presented in Different Children, Different Needs , your kids will be negatively affected. But if you take Proverbs 22:6 seriously and seek to apply what you find in this book, your children will come to understand how God has designed and gifted them. They will grow to have both a sense of confidence and a sense of belonging. Just when you master the art of parenting one child, here comes another—and they're "different as night and day." You must learn how to tailor your own unique parenting style to meet your children's special needs more effectively.
This simple resource helps you understand, accept, appreciate, and enjoy your children…and their God-given temperaments.
About David Boehi
DAVID BOEHI is a senior editor at FamilyLife and editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri journalism school and has served with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1976 and FamilyLife since 1988. He and his wife, Merry, have two married daughters and live in Little Rock, Ark.