When Good Kids Make Bad Choices
There is perhaps no greater fear in a parent's heart than the thought that a much loved and well cared for child will make bad choices or even become a prodigal. What are parents to do in such circumstances?...
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There is perhaps no greater fear in a parent's heart than the thought that a much loved and well cared for child will make bad choices or even become a prodigal.
What are parents to do in such circumstances? Authors Jim Newheiser and Elyse Fitzpatrick speak from years of personal experience as both parents and biblical counsellors about how hurting parents can deal with the emotional trauma of when a child goes astray. They offer concrete hope and encouragement along with positive steps parents can take even in the most negative situations.
Includes excellent advice from Dr. Laura Hendrickson regarding medicines commonly prescribed to problem children, and offers questions parents can ask paediatricians before using behavioural medications. A heartfelt and practical guide for parents.
questions parents can ask pediatricians before using behavioral medications. A heartfelt and practical guide for parents.
How do you as a parent continue to relate to a child who refuses to cooperate, responds in persistent anger or hatred toward you, or rejects the Christian faith? When Good Kids Make Bad Choices offers thoughtful encouragement and guidance based on the firsthand experiences of the authors and those whom they've counseled. While the path is a difficult one for any parent to walk, there are solutions. As the authors share from their hearts and God's Word, you'll discover...: How to Maintain Your Hope In The Midst of Tears, What to Do to Prevent Further Rebellion, How to Communicate With Children Who Don't Want to Talk, The Power of Love and Discipline in Reaching out to Your Children, Options for Dealing with Even the Worst Problems Includes special content regarding medicines commonly prescribed to challenged or troubled children. Book jacket.
Hendrickson is a former medical doctor and board-certified psychiatrist, is presently a biblical counselor and writer.
Newheiser is a pastor, and also a counselor and director at The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship in San Diego, California. He holds M.A. and D.Min. degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick is not only a retreat and conference speaker but also a staff counselor at Grace Church in San Diego, which is part of the Sovereign Grace family of churches. She holds a Masters in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary, has nearly twenty years in biblical counseling experience, and has authored nearly a dozen books including Comforts from the Cross: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time and Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life. She is also the head of Women Helping Women Ministries..