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Monday, March 9, 2015

Book Review: Motivate Your Child

Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent's Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told

Most parenting approaches end up encouraging children to ask the wrong questions about life: What’s in it for me? Are you going to pay me for that? What’s the minimum I need to do to get by?

But God’s Word gives us a better way to parent, one that builds strong internal motivation in children. When parents change the way they parent, kids change the way they live. This practical book explores a theology of internal motivation and then gives parents real-life solutions to equip their kids for life.


For me (like many other parents), it is a challenge to raise a child to be responsible and teach them what's right or wrong as well as to be compassionate. Here's a great book worth reading if you are looking for parenting resources or a new parenting tool. Motivate Your Child provides advice and help parents to teach their child within their heart and emotions. The book shows you how you can help your child build a strong moral and spiritual development.

It's funny when I thought about what Little Brandon wrote in his New Year Resolution at school. He wrote that he will get changed every morning without being told or asked.  Guess what? That never happened. I kept reminding him and I wish he would try -- just try to be a little more responsible.

You will learn:
  • How to build a strong conscience to strengthen internal motivation
  • How faith changes kids in practical, down-to-earth ways
  • Ways to help self-focused kids think of others
  • A strategy to help kids who tend to blame, rationalize, or defend
  • Ways to use consequences for heart change
  • Specific heart-based strategies to develop responsibility and initiative


Scott Turansky has been a pastor and missionary for more than 33 years and is an author of several books. In addition to pastoring full time, Scott also conducts parenting seminars on Saturdays around the United States ( He is the cofounder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting ( and has co-authored four books.

Joanne Miller is a pediatric nurse with 26 years of experience and the cofounder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. She is the coauthor of seven parenting books.

BONUS: Free $150 of parenting materials!

To receive the bonus materials, purchase a copy of Motivate Your Child from any retailer. Once you've made your purchase, follow the instructions below. Click here for some common retail options.

Instructions: Purchase the book. Send an email with MYC150 Promo in the subject line with a receipt of purchase to Biblical Parenting will send you the link and a special code to access these downloadable video, audio and written products.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary digital copy of the materials and book at no charge in exchange of my review from the company/publisher. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.

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