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Be the Parent

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Instead of tuning in to Super Nanny or Nanny 911, pick up this humorous ^yet biblically-solid book of parenting advice. Kendra Smiley, author of High ^Wire Mom and Aaron's Way , once again hits on a subject that moms and...


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Instead of tuning in to Super Nanny or Nanny 911, pick up this humorous ^yet biblically-solid book of parenting advice. Kendra Smiley, author of High ^Wire Mom and Aaron's Way, once again hits on a subject that moms and ^dads are longing to hear: how can I be a better parent and raise great and godly ^children? With wisdom gleaned both as parent and teacher, Kendra suggests seven ^proactive choices parents can make to help reduce family stress and avoid parenting ^emergencies. Each chapter ends with a dash of advice from her husband, John, who ^offers a dad's point of view. Whether exhausted and struggling or just longing to ^improve their skills, Be the Parent is the perfect resource for moms and ^dads seeking to positively impact their children. Includes survey responses from ^real parents.


KENDRA SMILEY, named Illinois Mother of the Year in 2001, hosts ^a daily radio program, Live Life Intentionally, and speaks nationally and ^internationally. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois ^then went on to earn her Master of Science from University of North Dakota.
She ^has written more than half a dozen books including High Wire Mom and Empowering ^Choices. She and her husband are co-authors of Do Your Kids a Favor...Love ^Your Spouse and Journey of a Strong-Willed Child. Kendra has also written ^numerous magazine articles, contributed to several books, and currently writes a ^monthly column for Hearts at Home magazine.


Kendra and her husband, John, ^live in East Lynn, Illinois.



Being a parent in today's tumultuous "not my fault" world is no small task. ^And being a parent who makes good decisions and raises godly children at the same ^time can seem nearly impossible. Kendra Smiley raises seven poignant and proactive ^choices that every parent can make to raise great kids. We must first choose to ^be the parent.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


1. Choose the Parent


2. Choose to Be a ^Role Model


3. Choose to a Present


4. Choose to Be an Encourager


5. ^Choose to Discipline in Love


6. Choose to Allow Failure and Success


7. ^Choose to Pray


 




Kendra Smiley has written a book that should be read by every parent ^who wants to raise godly children.  Sound like an impossibility?  Don't ^give up!  If you are weary from trying hard to be a good parent with very few ^encouraging results, Be the Parent will give you renewed hope, practical ^tools, and biblical wisdom to do the job of parenting right.
-Carol Kent, ^Author and Speaker, Mothers Have Angel Wings (NavPress)

Kendra ^Smiley has done it again!  She's put together a resource that is a quick read ^for busy parents but filled to the brim with how-to's to be an effective parent.  ^If you've found yourself wishing there was a handbook on parenting, this book is ^for you!
-Jill Savage, Executive Director, Hearts at Home Author, Professionalizing ^Motherhood





Instead of tuning in to Super Nanny or Nanny 911, pick up this humorous yet biblically-solid book of parenting advice. Kendra Smiley, author of High Wire Mom and Aaron's Way, once again hits on a subject that moms and dads are longing to hear: how can I be a better parent and raise great and godly children? With wisdom gleaned both as parent and teacher, Kendra suggests seven proactive choices parents can make to help reduce family stress and avoid parenting emergencies. Each chapter ends with a dash of advice from her husband, John, who offers a dad's point of view. Whether exhausted and struggling or just longing to improve their skills, Be the Parent is the perfect resource for moms and dads seeking to positively impact their children. Includes survey responses from real parents.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL

Kendra Smiley

Smiley is a mom, wife, motivational speaker, author and Successful Living dealer. She has boundless energy for promoting her work and a contagious, bubbly personality.

John Smiley

John Smiley has been programming and teaching for over 20 years. He is the president of John Smiley and Associates, a computer consulting firm which serves clients in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. He teaches computer science at Penn State University, the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Holy Family College, and he currently teaches popular online courses on SmartPlanet.

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