Rite of Passage Parenting
Cultural forces have left gaps in most kids' lives, and their parents can sense that something is wrong. It's what makes them say, "What were you thinking?" or "Why can't you just grow up?" Rite of Passage Parenting teaches parents...
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Cultural forces have left gaps in most kids' lives, and their parents can sense that something is wrong. It's what makes them say, "What were you thinking?" or "Why can't you just grow up?" Rite of Passage Parenting teaches parents how to build into their children's lives the essential experiences every child needs: 1. an authentic Rite of Passage, 2. Significant Tasks, 3. Logical Consequences, and 4. Grace Deposits from parents, grandparents, and other caring adults.
Family expert Walker Moore shows readers what's missing in each area, how it surfaces, and how to fix it. Practical principle - based advice featuring compelling personal stories both from those to whom the author has ministered and from his own life.
It's no secret: something has happened to America's families. Dramatic shifts in our culture mean that what was once an acceptable way to produce mature, capable adults has now all but disappeared. In Rite of Passage Parenting, family expert Walker Moore explains how that happened. And after concisely assessing the problem, Moore teaches you how to build into your children's lives the essential experiences every child needs: (1) an authentic Rite of Passage, (2) Significant Tasks, (3) Logical Consequences, and (4) Grace Deposits from parents, grandparents, and other caring adults.
Walker Moore writes from years of experience as a minister, family speaker, youth culture specialist, and father. He knows well the damage to self-reliance, self-worth, values foundation, and identity that missing out on these essential experiences can cause. In Rite of Passage Parenting, he shows you how to prevent the damage and help your children move toward adulthood in a healthy way.
If you are concerned about the effects of the current cultural chaos; if you notice in your children a lack of responsibility, the lack of a good work ethic, disrespect for authority; if you are worried that your children may experiment with false rites of passage-profanity, smoking, drugs, alcohol, body piercing, or sex-let Walker Moore show you how to provide the four essential experiences most children are missing.
Walker Moore, founder and president of Awe Star Ministries, is an internationally known youth culture expert, author, and conference speaker who has worked with families for more than three decades. His organization networks with thousands of churches worldwide to provide students with global missions opportunities.Walker's humor and homespun wisdom touch readers each week through his popular "Rite of Passage" column in the Baptist Messenger. He and his wife, Cathy, have two adult sons.- Publisher.