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.
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About the Author
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