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100 Days of Kindness

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Discover the power of kindness to change your heart, inspire your family, and draw you closer to God.
Have you found yourself stagnant in your faith, wondering if there's more to life than just the daily routine? Are you frustrated with your kids' selfish attitudes (or even your own), yet are not sure how to make a lasting change?

Discover how practicing intentional kindness can change your family, your community, and your faith with 100 Days to Kindness. Over the next 100 days, receive encouragement and practical insight as you develop a habit of kindness that will help you find and give away the love of Jesus.

(Adapted from The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional)




1001 Things it Means to Be a Mom The Good The Bad and The Smelly

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So what, exactly, does it mean to be a mom?

No matter what phase of motherhood a woman finds herself in, she has one thing in common with all other moms: the need to feel appreciated and encouraged. Harry H. Harrison Jr.'s latest dose of trademark wit and wisdom pays tribute to the many aspects required to be a mom. Ranging from new moms, working moms, single moms, moms of adult kids and more, 1001 Things it Means to be a Mom provides a big dose of praise and understanding that will leave moms from all walks of life feeling uplifted and highly valued. With two million books in the market, no one knows how to deliver such simple, powerful insights like Harry.

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3-Minute Devotions for Families

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Encouragement and Inspiration--for Family Devotional Time

Got 3 minutes? Your family will find the wisdom and encouragement they need with these just-right-sized readings. This delightful devotional packs a powerful dose of inspiration into dozens of 3-minute readings designed to meet families right where they are in life.

Minute 1: meditate on a scripture selection
Minute 2: read through a devotional created with your family in mind
Minute 3: read a prayer designed to help jump-start a conversation with God

In 3 short minutes, you'll be on your way to a flourishing family devotional time!
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5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter

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From the cradle to college, tell your daughters the truth about life before they believe the culture's lies.

For mothers with girls newborn to eighteen, Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter is simply a must-have book. Youth culture commentator Vicki Courtney helps moms pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in their daughters' formative years.

To fully address the dynamic social and spiritual issues and influencers at hand, several chapters are written for each of the conversations, which are:

1. You are more than the sum of your parts

2. Don't be in such a hurry to grow up

3. Sex is great and worth the wait

4. It's OK to dream about marriage and motherhood

5. Girls gone wild are a dime a dozen--dare to be virtuous

The book is linked to online bonus features offering invaluable tips on having these conversations across the various stages of development: five and under, six to eleven, twelve and up.

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5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

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More than 1 million sold!

You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it?

The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages(R) has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child's love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:

  • Discover your child's love language
  • Assist your child in successful learning
  • Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively
  • Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child
  • Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child's love language.

    Discover your child's primary language--then speak it--and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.

    For a free online study guide, visit 5lovelanguages.com.

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    And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives

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    Congratulations! You have a new baby.
    Don't forget you also have a marriage.

    Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. In And Baby Makes Three, Love Lab(TM) experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the skills needed to maintain healthy marriages, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:

    - Focusing on intimacy and romance
    - Replacing an atmosphere of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation
    - Preventing postpartum depression
    - Creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby

    Complete with exercises that separate the "master" from the "disaster" couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy.

    Becoming the Parent God Wants You to Be

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    This curriculum gives parents the skills needed to raise kids in the real world. In 12 lessons, you’ll learn about how birth order affects your family, the difference healthy authority can make, and the power of parenting with love and limits.
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    Dear Daughters: Love Letters to the Next Generation

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    With Dear Daughters, Susie Davis creates a bridge between two groups of women-dear daughters and spiritual mamas. Dear daughters are young women in search of spiritual guidance and spiritual mamas are women just a little further down the road with age-old wisdom to share. Each group has valuable insight for the other and the hope is that the reader will invite someone to come alongside them, pore over the included letters together, and pass along wisdom and advice that will make both lives more beautiful, wherever they are in their God story.

    This book, ideal for a gift, is a casebound hardcover with ribbon.

    Dear Grandchild, This Is Me: A Gift of Stories, Wisdom, and Off-The-Record Tales

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    Preserving a family legacy can feel like a daunting task, but this new keepsake journal makes it easy for grandparents to capture memories, wisdom, and stories in one beautiful package.

    Being a grandparent is an incredibly rewarding experience. Dear Grandchild, This Is Me--designed for any grandmother or grandfather to complete--will allow grandparents to collect these priceless memories in one heartfelt keepsake.

    Special Features:
    - Built-in envelopes to stash special, private letters for specific occasions in your grandchild's future.
    - A sheet of adhesive photo corners to adhere photographs and special memories throughout.
    - Off-the-record questions to prompt fun stories.
    - A family tree to track your ancestry.
    - Space to share your favorite recipes, or those passed through the generations.
    - A world map to showcase your travels.

    Within these pages you'll find a place to answer questions that speak to a grandchild of any age from the simple questions about favorite things to deeper questions about childhood memories, identity, and faith. This book will be a tangible way to keep a loved one close at all times.

    Preserving a family legacy can feel like a daunting task, but this new keepsake journal makes it easy for grandparents to capture memories, wisdom, and stories in one beautiful package.

    Being a grandparent is an incredibly rewarding experience. Dear Grandchild, This Is Me--designed for any grandmother or grandfather to complete--will allow grandparents to collect these priceless memories in one heartfelt keepsake.

    Special Features:
      •  Built-in envelopes to stash special, private letters for specific occasions in your grandchild's future.
      •  A sheet of adhesive photo corners to adhere photographs and special memories throughout.
      •  Off-the-record questions to prompt fun stories.
      •  A family tree to track your ancestry.
      •  Space to share your favorite recipes, or those passed through the generations.
      •  A world map to showcase your travels.

    Within these pages you'll find a place to answer questions that speak to a grandchild of any age from the simple questions about favorite things to deeper questions about childhood memories, identity, and faith. This book will be a tangible way to keep a loved one close at all times.

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    Expectant Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Devotions for You and Your Baby

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    Written from a mother's heart and born out of a mommy's desire to connect with her unborn baby, these powerful prayers, devotions and original poems will touch the heart of both mother and baby alike.
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    Faith Forward Family Devotional: 100 Devotions

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    Including 100 devotions for families, Faith Forward Family Devotional by parenting authors Patrick and Ruth Schwenk equip you to raise faith-filled kids who know, love, and live for God.

    You've passed down to your kids your last name, your love, and maybe your sense of humor or favorite hobbies. But have you passed down the most important thing: your faith?

    Somewhere between diapers and sippy cups, piano lessons and soccer practice, dating and college searches, even the most well-intentioned family can lose sight of creating a God-centered home. As parents of four, pastor Patrick Schwenk and his wife, Ruth, of The Better Mom blog, understand the challenges--and importance--of raising faith-filled kids.

    In Faith Forward Family Devotional, Patrick and Ruth help you pass on your faith with devotions you can do at your own pace as a family. Each devotion features a Bible passage, a teaching that's applicable for kids of any age, key ideas to learn about God and His character, questions to spark family discussion, and a prayer. Faith Forward Family Devotional is aimed primarily at families of kids ages 8-12 but also includes ideas for activities for younger children and recommendations for further study for older kids, so the whole family can join in the devotional gathering.

    Faith Forward Family Devotional helps you grow closer to your kids as they grow closer to God. Whatever season of parenting you are in, sharing this devotional time together will help your children nourish a faith that lasts a lifetime.

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    Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home

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    A new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices, space to personalize it with your own favorite practices and scriptures, and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families!

    Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you're a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with more than 50 easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family's everyday moments into sacred moments!

    Faithful Families helps you:

  • connect faith to your family's everyday life
  • add family faith moments into your daily routine
  • learn new spiritual practices alongside your children
  • teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with time-tested non-Christian and Christian spiritual practices
  • respond to life's everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices
  • Faithful Families is the perfect gift for:

  • Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles!
  • Baptisms
  • Baby Showers
  • New Families
  • Christian educators and those they serve
  • Preschool Classes
  • Godparents
  • Father to Daughter: Life Lessons on Raising a Girl

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    To Guide and Inspire.

    Share her wonder. Dance with her always. Teach her to be courageous, fearless, confident in any situation. Anchored in values and filled with clear and simple words of wisdom, this small book speaks large truths about raising a daughter. About respect and trust. About unicorns and sports and boys. And about the joys and responsibilities that come with being the first man in her life.

    Father to Son: Life Lessons on Raising a Boy

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    Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speaks to the important business of raising sons, and distills their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page--some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.


    Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It's filled with the importance of nurturing responsibility: Teach him that the world will judge him by his actions, not his intentions. Fun stuff: Have tea with him in the afternoons. Serve cookies. And when he's ready to go: Hug him fiercely.

    Gift Bag Medium Best Dad Ever

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    Honor dad with a manly gift, a token of love and respect, and bold words of inspiration.

    • Medium gift bag with sheet of crisp tissue paper
    • Satin ribbon handles and gift tag
    • 8" x 4.75" x 9.75"
    • Quality paper and design
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    God's Gift for Fathers

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    Thank your father for his powerful influence in your life through the timeless truths found in Scripture and in God's Gift for Fathers. Men will be empowered and encouraged through the spiritual wisdom found in the promises God makes specifically to fathers in His Word.

    The Bible is rich with descriptions and stories of godly fathers, and in God's Gift for Fathers bestselling author Jack Countryman walks you through more than 60 different ways that God leads and instructs fathers. Read through God's intention for fatherhood and learn from those who were good fathers in the Bible--and those who failed. You will find a crises Scripture guide with counsel for the hardships that you and your family may come across, and be encouraged as you see how God listens to prayer, keeps you secure, and comforts you in your times of need as a father. Mediate on the Scripture passages, and inspire your heart as you delve into the promises God has made just for you.

    With a modern design, timeless content, and the words of the New King James Version, God's Gift for Fathers is a classic in the making. This book will bring peace and wisdom to your heart and would also make a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, Father's Day, and as a "just because!" gift to share with the special fathers in your life.

    God strengthens fathers. He promises to walk alongside His sons as they raise future generations to know His name. Lean in closer to hear His promises and the rich blessings that He offers in God's Gift for Fathers.

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    God's Gift for Mothers

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    God's Word is the greatest gift any mother could receive. God's Gift for Mothers is filled with God's wisdom, promises, and instructions to guide and encourage mothers in their everyday lives.

    The Bible is rich with descriptions and stories of godly mothers, and in God's Gift for Mothers bestselling author Jack Countryman walks you through 89 different ways that God blesses and cares for mothers. Dig deeper into the most influential mothers in the Bible, from Hannah to Ruth to Mary, and pray the same prayers these women whispered in their moments of need. Mediate on the Scripture verses, and inspire your heart as you delve into the promises God has made just for you.

    With a beautiful, modern design, timeless content, and the words of the New King James Version, God's Gift for Mothers is a classic in the making. This book will bring joy and peace to your heart and would also make a perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, Mother's Day, and as a "just because!" gift to share with the special mothers in your life.

    God delights in mothers. He promises to walk alongside His daughters as they raise future generations to know His name. Lean in closer to hear His promises and the rich blessings that He offers in God's Gift for Mothers.

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    God's Playbook for Dads: Bible Wisdom for Fathers from the Greatest Coach of All Time

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    A Game Plan for Dad to Lead, Equip, Love--and Grow in Faith!

    Dads are their kids' coaches in life, and that requires a ton of prep work--not just on how to train them but to lead them as well. These 200+ devotions act as a dad's game day clipboard, a blueprint for success as a role model--to teach kids how to live in a hard world full of ups and downs, wins and losses, strengths and weaknesses.

    Bible wisdom, insightful quotes from other fathers, and encouraging inspiration grounded in God's teachings will give dads the tools they need to craft a strong offense (engaging with kids) and defense (growing personal faith).
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    I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety

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    This friendly little book acknowledges kids' fears and makes them aware of things they need in order to feel safe in different situations. They learn, for instance, to look both ways when crossing a road, to wear special clothing for sports, to know their parents' names, phone number, and emergency numbers, and many other details. A First Look At is an easy-to-understand series of books for younger children. Each title explores emotional issues and discusses the questions such difficulties invariably raise among kids of preschool through early school age. Written by a psychotherapist and child counselor, each title promotes positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. The books are written in simple, direct language that makes sense to younger kids. Each title also features a guide for parents on how to use the book, a glossary, suggested additional reading, and a list of resources. There are attractive full-color illustrations on every page. (Ages 4-7)

    I Miss My Pet: A First Look at When a Pet Dies

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    This title in B.E.S. A First Look At series encourages kids of preschool through early school age to understand and overcome problems that might trouble them in social and family relationships. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor on a level that is always understandable to younger children, this book seeks to promote positive interactions among children, parents, and teachers. Thoughtful text is supplemented with child-friendly color illustrations on every page. A two-page How to Use This Book section for parents and teachers appears at the back of each book. In I Miss My Pet, younger children who lose a beloved puppy, kitten, or other pet are introduced to the idea of death. They are encouraged to understand that sadness is a first important step in the process of emotional healing, after the death of a loved one.
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    Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child's Spiritual Formation

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    How do we help our kids connect with God? Most parents want their kids to learn to love God. But most of us struggle to facilitate real spiritual experiences. It's hard enough to have a meaningful conversation with our kids about spiritual things, let alone help them experience true transformation in the presence of God. Jared Patrick Boyd discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. When we lead our children through guided times of imaginative prayer, they can experience a connection with God that transcends mere Bible knowledge or doctrinal content. This unique resource provides six units of weekly guided imaginative prayer, themed around core topics: God's love, loving others, forgiveness, God as king, the good news of God, and the mission of God. Each unit has six sessions, providing a yearlong experience of spiritual formation for children ages five to thirteen. Through imaginative prayer, you can help your child connect with God. As you do so, you may find yourself connecting more closely with your child, and your own formation as a parent will deepen into greater awareness of God's work in your lives.
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    In This House, We Will Giggle: Making Virtues, Love, & Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life

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    What do indoor picnics and funny face contests have to do with loving Jesus?
    More than you realize!

    As a mom in the throes of parenting, Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter, not lecture. That perspective propelled her to create this idea-packed book, in which she offers motivating reflections, real-life stories, and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids' hearts toward God.

    Each chapter focuses on one virtue that is key for developing your child's character. Along with insights into how this virtue plays out in the nitty-gritty of life, Courtney includes a memory verse, activity ideas, and discussion questions to reinforce that virtue throughout the month. Here you'll find a full year of ways to draw your children closer to God through delightful antics like Family Olympics, One Fancy Feast, and Light 'Em Up.

    In This House, We Will Giggle shows you how to capture the hearts of your children through fun--so that they experience the goodness of Christ, the joy of following Him, and the difference they can make in the lives of others. (Water balloons not included!)

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    January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her

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    At age six, January ("Jani") Schofield was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia on record. Hallucinating constantly, she is at the mercy of her imaginary friends--some of whom are friendly, while others tell her to scream at strangers, jump out of buildings, and attack her baby brother. Jani is torn between two places: "Calalini," the illusory home of her imaginary friends, and our world. When potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her, the line dividing delirium from reality grows dangerously blurry.
    Amid Jani's struggle are her parents, who face seemingly insurmountable obstacles daily just to keep both of their children alive and safe. Their battle has included a two-year search for answers, countless medications and hospitalizations, allegations of abuse, despair that almost broke the family apart and, finally, victories against the illness and a new faith that they can create a happy life for Jani.
    A passionate and inspirational account, January First is a father's soul-bearing memoir of the daily challenges and unwavering commitment to save his daughter from the edge of insanity while doing everything he can to keep his family together.

    Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content

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    Jesus Calling Family Devotional: 100 Devotions for Families to Enjoy Peace in His Presence

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    This special edition of Sarah Young's #1 bestselling book Jesus Calling(R) is perfect for families.

    Each day offers an adult devotion from Jesus Calling(R) and a children's devotional excerpted from Jesus Calling(R) 365 Devotions for Kids. With the devotions side by side for children, parents and children can read their own devotion and then read, talk, and pray together. These beloved devotions are based on Scripture and written as though Jesus is speaking directly to you and your children--including enriching questions designed to take you deeper into the Savior's heart for your family.

    Author Sarah Young has touched millions of lives through her devotionals. This special edition of Jesus Calling(R) invites you to take your children along for the journey--grow closer while experiencing Jesus' love in a fresh, joyful way.

    Life Lists For Mothers

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    What a versatile book! Life Lists for Mothers includes 101 practical lists that give at-a-glance information to moms of all ages and stages. It even features interactive sections with prompts so you can create your own lists. And, Scripture is sprinkled throughout. This is not only a perfect gift for yourself and all the moms in your family, but order extras to use as door prizes at spring events, baby showers, and as a Mothers Day gift for the women in your church!
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    Little Steps, Big Faith: How the Science of Early Childhood Development Can Help You Grow Your Child's Faith

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    An early childhood expert navigates the research to arrive at surprising insights about how very young children experience God, and how parents can use science to teach faith.
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    Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character

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    If there was a new wonder drug on the market that got kids to behave better, improve their grades, feel happier, and avoid risky behaviors, many parents around the world would be willing to empty their bank accounts to acquire it. Amazingly, such a product actually does exist. It's not regulated by the FDA, it has no ill side-effects, and it's absolutely free and avail-able to anyone at any time. This miracle cure is gratitude.

    Over the past decade, science has shown that gratitude is one of the most valuable and important emotions we possess, and it is a virtue that anyone can cultivate. In fact, researchers have developed many different methods people can use to foster an attitude of gratitude, and the science shows that many of them really work.

    In Making Grateful Kids, two of the leading authorities on gratitude among young people, Jeffrey J. Froh and Giacomo Bono, introduce their latest and most compelling research, announce groundbreaking findings, and share real-life stories from adults and youth to show parents, teachers, mentors, and kids themselves how to achieve greater life satisfaction through gratitude. Most importantly perhaps, they expand on this groundbreaking research to offer practical and effec-tive common-sense plans that can be used in day-to-day interactions between kids and adults to enhance success and wellbeing.

    Their unique, scientifically-based approach for producing grateful youth works whether these kids are very young ele-mentary school students or troubled teenagers. Not only does the purposeful practice of gratitude increase their happiness, but the research indicates that grateful kids also report more self-discipline, fulfilling relationships, and engagement with their schools and communities when compared to their less grateful counterparts. After reading Making Grateful Kids, parents, teachers, and anyone who works with youth will be able to connect more mean-ingfully with kids so that all parties can focus on the things that matter most and, in turn, create a more cooperative and thriving society.


    Mom: Magnificent, One-Of-A-Kind, Multi-Talented

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    Mothers are special. . . . Celebrate your mom with this beautiful keepsake gift book, overflowing with words of praise and thanks. With brief, relevant devotional readings complemented by scripture, quotations, and prayers, this unique package is sure to fill your mother's heart to overflowing with much-needed inspiration and encouragement.

    Mother to Daughter: Shared Wisdom from the Heart

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    Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speak to the important business of raising daughters, and distill their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page--some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.


    Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It's filled with helpful reassurance: Tickle her, play with her, give her piggyback rides. She's not breakable. And accepting bittersweet reality: When it's time--Let her go.



    Mother to Son: Shared Wisdom from the Heart

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    Warm and fuzzy, anchored in values, and filled with simple words of wisdom, this beloved, bestselling book for parents speaks to the important business of raising sons, and distills their timeless lessons into one nugget of wisdom per page--some lighthearted, some serious, some practical, and some intangible, and all supported by a strong moral backbone.


    Freshly updated, the book begins with the Five Keys of Parenting, a guide to navigating the extraordinary, even if sometimes exasperating, journey of parenthood. It's filled with the importance of nurturing responsibility: Teach him that the world will judge him by his actions, not his intentions. Fun stuff: Have tea with him in the afternoons. Serve cookies. And when he's ready to go: Hug him fiercely.

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    My Book about Cancer: A Workbook for Children with a Father with Cancer

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    When a father or mother has been diagnosed with cancer, the entire family can be traumtized. My Book About Cancer is a workbook that gives children an effective emotional outlet as they cope with their parent's disease. By creating and discussing their own book of experiences with parents, grandparents, and other adult loved ones, children can share their emotions and concerns as the family progresses through the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This interactive workbook is both a coloring book and a sketchpad. Children can color various animal characters that depict scenes, images, and emotions likely to be encountered during a parent's illness. Each facing pages allows children enough blank space to draw pictures of their own experience. My Book About Cancer is available in two versions, one for children with a mother with cancer and one for those with a father with the disease.
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    My Book about Cancer: A Workbook for Children with a Mother with Cancer

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    When a father or mother has been diagnosed with cancer, the entire family can be traumatized. My Book About Cancer is a workbook that gives children an effective emotional outlet as they cope with their parent's disease. By creating and discussing their own book of experiences with parents, grandparents, and other adult loved ones, children can share their emotions and concerns as the family progresses through the diagonsis and treatment of cancer. This interactive workbook is both a coloring book and a sketchpad. Children can color various animal characters that depict scenes, images, and emotions likely to be encountered during a parent's illness. Each facing pages allows children enough blank space to draw pictures of thier own experience. My Book About Cancer is available in two versions, one for children with a mother with cancer and one for those with a father with the disease.

    Now That They Are Grown

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    We don’t stop being parents when our kids are grown...but some things do change.

    Life is filled with change. As our sons and daughters move into young adulthood, our role of what it means to be loving parents changes dramatically.

    This book aims to help readers miss as many potholes as possible in making the transition from parenting children to being parents of young adults. Here are ways to  nurture our adult children while encouraging their independence and maturity. Learn to have  balance. Here is how to respond to them in times of struggle. Readers will see how to be supportive, yet not intrusive, caring without enabling dependency.

    The questions are important. The answers are not obvious. It is a new day in our relationships with our children. The page has been turned, and we are now writing the new chapter in the life of our family. It is important that we get it right.

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    Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls Revised

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    REVISED AND UPDATED
    WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING AND
    HELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE

    When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.

    In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

    READING GROUP GUIDE AND TEACHER'S GUIDE available at www.marinnerreadersguides.com


    One Year Father-Daughter Devotions

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    As girls enter their tween and teen years, it's especially important for them to have an open and growing relationship with their father. Unfortunately, this is often the time when parental relationships are strained. The One Year Father-Daughter Devotions can foster communication and understanding; and it's a wonderful way for a father to bond with his daughter during a crucial point in her life. Each of the 365 devotions begins with an introductory story, then daddy-daughter time provides discussion questions, activities, or other practical applications of the daily lesson. A "What's the Word" section gives a related Bible verse to help bring God's Word alive as father and daughter apply the Scripture to their lives. Written by three fathers, the devotions have a tone that is conversational and relatable: the authors use everything from flavored potato chips to the Etch-A-Sketch game to share truths about God's Word and to help fathers and daughters relate to each other.

    One Year Mother-Daughter Devo

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    "The One Year Mother-Daughter Devo" is designed to be used by a mother and her tween daughter; both can read and understand the same devotion and share in the "girl gab" section to discuss their understanding of Scripture and their relationship with God.

    One Year of Dinner Table Devotions & Discussion Starters: 365 Opportunities to Grow Closer to God as a Family

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    Getting the kids to turn off the TV and video games is challenge enough―let alone gathering as a family to read and discuss the Bible! One Year of Dinner Table Devotions & Discussion Starters helps families start where they are already gathered together on a daily basis―around the dinner table. As the meal comes to a close, family members can take turns turning to the dinner-table devotion for that day, designed to be done together as a family in 10 to 15 minutes. The result is a meaningful daily discussion in which every family member can participate, drawing the whole family closer to God . . . and each other.

    Parenting Your Eighth Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Eighth Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about eighth graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own eighth grader to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Eighth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your Eleventh Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Eleventh Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about eleventh graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own eleventh grader to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your junior over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Eleventh Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your Fifth Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Fifth Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about fifth graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own fifth grader to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Fifth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your First Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your First Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about six-year-olds in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own child to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your first grader over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your six-year-old needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your First Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your Four Year Old

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Four-Year-Old is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about four-year-olds in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own preschooler to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your four-year-old needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Four-Year-Old is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum

    Parenting Your Fourth Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Fourth Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about fourth graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own fourth grader to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Fourth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your Kindergartener

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Kindergartner is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about five-year-olds in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own child to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your kindergartner over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your five-year-old needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Five-Year-Old is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your New Baby

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your New Baby is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about new babies in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own baby to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your new baby over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your baby needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your New Baby is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your Ninth Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Ninth Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about ninth graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own ninth grader to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your freshman over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Ninth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum

    Parenting Your One Year Old

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your One-Year-Old is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about one-year-olds in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own baby to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your toddler over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your one-year-old needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your One-Year-Old is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your Second Grader

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    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Second Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about second graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own child to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your second grader over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Second Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum

    Parenting Your Seventh Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Seventh Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about seventh graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own seventh grader to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Seventh Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

    Parenting Your Sixth Grader

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    MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD'S LIFE

    You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It's as if they change just as you're starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child's faith and character feel overwhelming.

    Parenting Your Sixth Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about sixth graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own sixth grader to help you make the most of this phase.

    Discover ...

    • what's changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
    • the 6 things your child needs most,
    • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

    About the Phase Guides

    Parenting Your Sixth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a "journal" but less than a detailed "manual." Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

    For more, check out other books in this series: Don't Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It's Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

    About the Phase Project

    The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.