Parenting for Life: Building Family Relationships That Last

Parenting for Life: Building Family Relationships That Last




In this insightful book, two sets of parents merge their professional and personal experiences to demonstrate and help you learn a powerful approach: the relationship-empowerment model of parenting. Based on the relational style mirrored by God, our Heavenly Parent, these principles allow you to build a solid foundation with your child that will transcend the tremendous negative pressures imposed by our culture. Anchored in the truth of Scripture, informed by social science research, enlightened through humor and struggle, and tempered by personal experience, Relationship-Empowerment Parenting will inspire you to respond to your child as a unique gift from God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801064029
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Building a Biblical Foundation for the Parent/Child Relationship
1.Styles of Parenting in Contemporary Society15
2.A Biblical and Theological Basis31
3.The Relationship-Empowerment Parenting Model49
4.Dimensions of Parenting That Empower59
Part 2Relationship Empowerment across Life Stages
5.And Baby Makes Three: Bonding and Belonging77
6.Young Children: The Golden Age of Parenting93
7.Preteens: Challenge and Competence109
8.Teenagers: Change and Transformation127
9.Leaving Home and Letting Go143
10.Interpersonal Maturity with Adult Children153
Part 3Parenting As a Godly Act
11.The Covenant Completed: Embedded in Community167
12.Regenerative Parenting: A Life-giving Privilege177
Appendix 1Relationship-Empowerment Parenting Inventory191
Appendix 2Recommended Reading List200

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