Raising an Original: Parenting Each Child According to their Unique God-Given Temperament

Raising an Original: Parenting Each Child According to their Unique God-Given Temperament


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Parents and those who work with children will find inspiration and practical tools for raising children based on each child's unique gifts and talents. Includes a detailed Personality Trait Assessment Tool.

Most parents approach the task of raising children with their own agendas and histories. Plus, they're bombarded with all kinds of advice, plans, and programs. They define their philosophies, develop household rules, set schedules in motion, and ultimately look to create little versions of themselves.

But, as many parents soon realize, one philosophy doesn't always work for every child. Just ask mom of eight Julie Lyles Carr. As Julie discovered, God has given each child specific gifts, temperaments, abilities, and capacities for specific purposes, and it's a parent's job to help them flourish.

In Raising an Original, you will learn to help your children:

  • Understand their unique strengths and the challenges associated with them
  • Discover their God-given gifts and how to use them for His glory
  • Succeed regardless of their circumstances

Raising an Original will provide you with tools for better communication with your children as well as insight into providing unique guidance and discipline for each child. With a helpful and detailed Personality Trait Assessment Tool included as a major part of the book, you will understand yourselves, your parenting style, and your child better.

And, ultimately, you'll find freedom in discovering that God hasn't asked you to raise perfect children; He's asked you to raise children of purpose - children who know who they are, who they're called to be, and their unique role in God's kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310345893
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,256,267
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Julie Lyles Carr holds a degree in psychology which she uses every day in her parenting of eight children and also a degree in English Literature, which came in handy for writing a book on parenting. She is a popular speaker and blogger. She serves as the Pastor of Women’s Ministry at her home church of Life Austin in Austin, Texas. Julie is also the Founder and Executive Director of Legacy of Hope Austin, a non-profit group dedicated to serving families of children with special needs. Julie and her husband Michael have been married for almost twenty-six years.

Table of Contents

Foreword Randy Phillips 11

Part 1 The Weaving of an Original Life: Beautiful, Curious Threads 13

1 Someone Original to Raise 15

2 The Original Mission 33

Part 2 The Ties That Tangle: Avoiding Parenting Pitfalls 51

3 It's Not just about Finding Them That Job 53

4 It's Not Just about Getting Them That Degree 71

5 It's Not Just about Protecting Them 88

6 And It's Not about You 107

Part 3 Tools for the Trade: Raising an Original Personality Evaluation Summary 125

7 Learning the ROPES-Discovering Your Child's Personality Style 127

8 Practicing the ROPES-Nurturing Your Child's Original Style 153

Part 4 Living Original 177

9 On Overload Mode-Evaluating the Extracurricular 179

10 Purposed, Not Perfect 205

11 Originals Given Back to the Originator 222

Part 5 The Launch 235

12 An Original Legacy 237

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 253

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