Book Review and Giveaway!
February 5, 2019 • Adoption/Foster Care, Parenting • By Joanna Teigen
Winning the Heart of Your Child – Book Review and Giveaway!
Parenting is tough. Parenting kids who have suffered trauma is really tough. You and I crave a close, healthy, joyful relationship with our kids. But the heart of your child can feel out of reach no matter how hard you try.
Mike Berry gets it. Today is the exciting release of his new title, “Winning the Heart of Your Child,” for all of us who are ready for change. As an adoptive dad of eight kids, he’s experienced nearly every victory and struggle parenting can throw our way. His book offers practical insight into holding influence in our kids’ lives, effective discipline and communication, and the unconditional love our kids need most of all.
Do you feel like you’ve blown it as a mom or dad today? Is the chasm between you and your child so wide, you doubt you’ll ever find your way back to each other? Are you ready to just pack it in and quit? Mike’s words go far to give hope in whatever we’re going through with our kids:
“I had a choice: I could wallow in self-pity and remain defeated, believing the voice that kept calling me a failure. Or I could swallow my pride and proactively make it right with my child. Two options, but only one was right.
At this juncture, many of us add to our mistakes. When we fail our children or our spouses, we often convince ourselves that we are failures and will never be any better. We allow our mistakes to define us. Then we give up and become content with the permanent identity of a loser.
But this line of thinking couldn’t be further from the truth. Our mistakes do not define us. Failure is not your name or mine. Shame is not our identity. The best thing we can do when we mess up is to own it, make it right, and work on doing things differently as we move forward.” (page 150)
This echoes Jesus’ heart toward us, doesn’t it? His kind of love never gives up on us–it “always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”–and it allows us to love our kids in the same way. (1 Corinthians 13:7) In him there is “no condemnation” no matter how much we’ve messed up. Every single morning he pours out a fresh dose of compassion on our families (Lamentations 3:22-23)
We would love to see you get your hands on Winning the Heart of Your Child so you can find fresh hope and encouragement. You’ll be energized with a new perspective and practical tools to bring about real change in your house. Comment below with “I’m ready to win my child’s heart” and we’ll add your name to a drawing to receive your own copy. We pray for every blessing for you and your kids today!