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Parenting Book List

Note: Many of the titles listed below can be found in Trinity's library. Resources for purchasing books can be found at sellers such as AmazonABEBooks, and Alibris.

Shepherding a Child's Heart Tedd Tripp Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child's Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child-rearing.
What Is a Family? Edith Schaeffer All the moving, changing shapes of a family are shown in Edith Schaeffer's imaginative reflections on infancy to grandmotherhood. She gives readers great ideas on how to support their family members and make moments memorable.
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child Dr. Marc Weissbluth Rest is vital to your child's health, growth, and development. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child outlines proven strategies that ensure good, healthy sleep for every age (including advising parents dealing with teenagers and their unique sleep problems).
Simplicity Parenting Kim John Payne Today’s busier, faster society is waging an undeclared war on childhood. With too much stuff, too many choices, and too little time, children can become anxious, have trouble with friends and school, or even be diagnosed with behavioral problems. Family consultant Kim John Payne helps parents reclaim for their children the space and freedom that all kids need for their attention to deepen and their individuality to flourish.
Honey for a Child's Heart Gladys Hunt Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages infant–12. Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their children. Since its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents. Gladys Hunt’s suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.
Moms on Call Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker Advice from two pediatric nurse moms with over 20 years of experience and eight children between them (including two sets of twins). Who says that babies don't come with instructions? They do now!
A Mother's Heart Jean Fleming Overwhelmed by the stress of parenting? Author Jean Fleming reveals to women what it means to be a godly mother and offers encouragement by showing women how to distinguish between their role and God’s role in raising children, explaining how to take a spiritual inventory of a child’s life, discussing how to pray effectively for children.
The Christian Parenting Handbook Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller Nuggets of parenting wisdom condensed into 50 short chapters, each one biblical, practical, and relevant for parents of children ages 2–18. Learn appropriate ways to correct, instruct, and set limits. Glean wisdom for dealing with emotions, conflict, and developing closeness in your family...hands-on tools for parenting children of any age.
Say Goodbye to Whining Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller A thorough program for establishing honor as a basis of family life—not just children honoring parents, but parents respecting children and children honoring each other. Even if honor seems a long way off in your household, you will find practical suggestions here to bring that goal a little closer. It’s more than just changing what kids do; it’s changing the deeper issues of the heart that triggered the behavior.
Parenting Is Heart Work Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller If you're like most parents, you have developed your own parenting strategy. Sometimes it seems to work, and other times—based on the way your child behaves—you wonder if it's working at all. There are countless ways to try to get a child's attention and to effect change, but here's the truth: unless you deal with a child through his or her heart, you are not likely to see lasting change. Learn to truly reach your child's heart to teach, train, and build a tremendous relationship.
Don't Make Me Count to Three Ginger Hubbard Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you discouraged because it seems you just can't reach the heart of your child? Through personal experience and the practical application of Scripture, Ginger Hubbard encourages and equips parents to reach past the outward behavior of their children and dive deeply into the issues of the heart.
The Family Cloister David Robinson This book addresses the major issues facing today's families.
Rediscovering Catechism Donald Van Dyken Rediscovering Catechism: The Art of Equipping Covenant Children
Families Where Grace Is in Place Jeff VanVonderen Now updated with discussion guides for families and small groups, this book continues to minister to couples and parents nearly 20 years after it was first published. Using his professional and personal experience, VanVonderen shows readers how to nurture God-honoring relationships free of manipulation, legalism, and shame. This book is a practical and insightful discussion on living a graceful life and building a strong and happy home using God's tools.
Treasuring God in Our Traditions Noel Piper and John Piper
Age of Opportunity Paul Tripp Are you hoping to merely survive your teenagers? With compassion, wit, and wisdom, Tripp uncovers the heart issues affecting families during the often-chaotic adolescent years.
TAWG Time Alone With God: a downloadable PDF with ideas for spending time with God.
Bible Study Acronyms Downloadable PDF of acronyms that can help you focus your Bible study.