“Are My Kids on Track?”, by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan

I recently had the chance to read Are My Kids on Track?, by Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan. This nonfiction book was published on February 14, 2017, by Bethany House.

About this book (from the back cover):

Tools for Identifying and Developing Spiritual, Social, and Emotional Growth

From birth to adulthood, our children’s physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers.

Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children’s lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way.

Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids’ soul
development a seamless part of family life. Don’t just raise smart kids–raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.

Final Verdict:

My cousin is a Christian counselor, and she always has the best advice when we’re discussing problems with our children’s behavior, as well as creative solutions to problems. This book was like having a refreshing conversation with her. I do not have a counseling background, and I felt like every other page of this book was an “aha!” moment for me. I love how the authors break down each topic by gender, and then offer possible “stumbling blocks” or issues boys and girls might face, as well as “building blocks” or ways to address each problem. This will be a book that I re-read as my children get older and enter into different stages. If you’ve ever taken a “Parenting with Love and Logic” class, this book is much along the same lines, but with additional insight in the counseling field. Highly recommended for parents of boys and girls!

 If you’d like to check out Are My Kids on Track? it is currently on sale for $9.22 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $14.99.) If you prefer a paperback copy, it’s currently on sale for $9.71. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.
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