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No More Perfect Kids: Love the Kids You Have, Not the Ones You Want

No More Perfect Kids: Love the Kids You Have, Not the Ones You Want


by Jill Savage

Language: English

SKU: 3002649


Publisher:Moody Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780802411525

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Description of No More Perfect Kids: Love the Kids You Have, Not the Ones You Want by Jill Savage

Mom and dad, your kids are created in God's image, not your own. Jill Savage and Kathy Koch will guide you in truly appreciating your kids. They will teach you how to study and become an expert on your children, because you cannot fully embrace them until you truly know them.

Written in a passionate, candid, and personal tone, the authors will instill within you hope and contentment. You'll be inspired to apply the practical, realistic, and relevant ideas and tactics Jill and Kathy share.

Special needs kids will also be addressed in the book.

Product: No More Perfect Kids: Love the Kids You Have, Not the Ones You Want
Author: Jill Savage
Author: Kathy Koch
Edition Description: New
Binding Type: Paperback
Media Type: Book
Number of Pages: 224
Weight: 1.1 pounds
Length: 7.5 inches
Width: 5.5 inches
Height: 0.52 inches
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: March 2014
No More Perfect Kids: Love the Kids You Have, Not the Ones You Want
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5 StarsGetting Rid of the Perfection Infection
“Perfection Infection Collides with Parenting” in Jill Savage and Kathy Koch’s No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids for Who They Are. The book takes parents on a journey of discovery—from how the “perfection infection” affects their parenting to opening their eyes to unreal expectations—and helping parents to identify and celebrate the uniqueness of their children. From the beginning of the book to the end, I knew God was speaking directly to me through the authors. Influenced by my own upbringing, I tend toward the “perfection infection,” and God has been working in me and transforming me. This book has proven to be another step in that journey for me. In No More Perfect Kids, Savage and Koch empower parents to better answer for their children those all-important identity questions, dedicating a chapter to each question: • Do You Like Me? • Am I Important to You? • Is it Okay I’m Unique? • Who Am I? • Am I a Failure? • What’s My Purpose? • Will you help me change? I found the chapter two, “The Perfection Infection Collides with Parenting,” to be particularly helpful, giving 10 dangers of “perfection infection parenting.” The authors described the difference between perfection and excellence, a distinction that offered an encouraging, refreshing and freeing new perspective to this recovering perfectionist! But the authors don’t stop with the dangers. They go on to share the cure for the “perfection infection,” and then they give even more specific antidotes—compassion, perception, acceptance, and love—and how to put them into practice. One of my favorite parts of the whole book (and there were many), was the “parenting love audit” at the end of chapter two. Taken directly from God’s way of love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, the audit asks parents specific questions related to each characteristic of love. Here are just two examples: • “Love is patient. Am I patient with my child who is so different from me?” • “Love is kind. Am I kind when it takes my child twice the amount of time to do something than I think it should?” Ouch! The audit gave me specific ways to begin applying these practical principles taken directly from God’s Word—principles guaranteed to transform me and my parenting. I could go on and on about each chapter, because there are SO MANY great parts and so many great quotes. This is the most practical book I’ve ever read. At the end of most chapters, Savage and Koch include practical ways to put into practice the principles they offer with “Apply the Antidotes.” And, unlike most books, No More Perfect Kids includes a whole slew of appendices offering even more practical ways to transform your parenting: • Family Time Activities • Feeling Words • Age-Appropriate Tasks for Children • How to Pray for Your Child • Developmental Age-Appropriate Characteristics • Character Qualities to Develop in Your Children • Recommended Reading for Perfectly Imperfect Kids In short, I can’t say enough about No More Perfect Kids. Many of us know we’re victims of the “perfection infection” and we don’t like it, but we’re at a loss for how to get out of the rut. Savage and Koch guide readers to a way out in this practical, biblically-based book. Now it’s up to us readers to do the hard work and put the principles into practice! The great thing is that the authors work hard to make this book as practical as possible so it’s not just head knowledge, but something we can actually put into practice. * Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for this review. However, the opinions expressed in my review are my own.
Published 13 months ago by DiscipleMom Laura
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