After raising his own six children and learning many things the hard way, author and pastor Reb Bradley wrote a practical guide to bringing up kids that uses biblical wisdom as its basis.
Entitled “Child Training Tips: What I Wish I Knew When My Children Were Young,” Bradley’s book presents common obstacles to successful parenting and solutions to help overcome them.
“It’s the most popular child-rearing book ever at WND,” says Joseph Farah, the website’s founder, editor and CEO.
Among the obstacles Bradley covers are: parental defensiveness, confusing raising children with training them, misunderstanding human depravity and trust in worldly “experts.”
“For basic parenting principles … we must look primarily to God’s Word. To look elsewhere guarantees trouble,” Bradley writes.
Every chapter of “Child Training Tips” includes a list of symptoms which helps to identify behavior problems, and expose trouble spots in parenting.
Answered are questions like:
- How can a parent tell if they’ve given control of their home to their children?
- How can a child be trained to obey quickly when spoken to calmly and only one time?
- What’s gone wrong when chastisement doesn’t work?
- How can appropriate punishments be determined?
- What are the most subtle signs of rebellion?
- How do parents accidentally train their children to disobey them?
- What can be expected of children at what ages?
- What exactly is “sass” and how can it be stopped?
- And many, many more…
“Child Training Tips” doesn’t just cover child behavioral problems. Bradley also covers common ways parents behave that contribute to their failure in child training. The book ends with “25 Sure Ways to Exasperate Your Children.”
“Most parents are afraid of exasperating their children by being too firm,” writes Bradley, “but most children are exasperated by parents who are not firm consistently.”
“This is the best book on child-rearing I have ever read,” said Farah.
“Reb Bradley has given Christian parents a wealth of good, practical advice in ‘Child Training Tips.’ I recommend his book to all parents,” added Richard Fugate of the Foundation for Biblical Research.
Here’s another great book by Reb Bradley – for just 99 cents!
America has a problem … conservative parents are raising liberal kids! In this controversial book author Reb Bradley reveals that the cause of our nation’s moral decline has been caused not by failed education, poverty, or weak gun laws, but by inadequate parenting. He points out that any society that is out-of-control is comprised of citizens who lack self-control – the key ingredient of maturity.
In the last 50 years, as parents have softened their approach, children have failed to develop the self-restraint necessary to maintain a civilized society. As parents have mistaken indulgence for love, children have grown up self-absorbed and entitled. As moms and dads have paid for their children’s broken windows and parking tickets the children have grown up with the idea that they should not have to live with the consequences of their actions.
Hence, our nation is full of those who demand to be taken care of and those who feel compelled to rescue them. The more liberal in outlook we become the further our nation will fall.
More great resources for raising great kids!
- “30 Ways In 30 Days To Save Your Family”: In her latest book, author Rebecca Hagelin lays out 30 simple and concrete actions that parents can implement – one day at a time – to reconnect with their children and restore peace in their home. As a mother of three, specialist on family, culture, and media issues, Hagelin is an expert on the trials and frustrations that parents deal with every day. Hagelin designed this book with working parents and busy families in mind. Moms and dads can read a chapter at soccer practice or while waiting in carpool and come away with practical solutions to common parenting problems that can easily be put to use. This guidebook provides 30 practical, tested ways to handle the overwhelming task of protecting your children from popular culture and connecting with your children on a deeper level. Hagelin provides radical yet realistic goals and specific actions to take, proving that it is doable to remain active in the lives of your children. Hagelin encourages parents to remain intentional in guiding them to find a purpose outside today’s “cultural norm.” “30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family” gives advice such as what to say to your teen as you pass Victoria’s Secret in the mall, how to make a clothing contract with your daughter, how and why to write a letter to your child, and how to slow down your life so you can enjoy time with your child.
- “Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture that’s Gone Stark Raving Mad”: “Middle class moms and dads have long sought safety for their children in the nurturing haven of the cul-de-sac,” says Hagelin in her first book. Like a safe harbor at the edge of an angry sea, the suburban neighborhood is an environment of protection from the world and all its dangers. Or is it? In “Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture that’s Gone Stark Raving Mad,” she proves that in today’s all-consuming culture of corruption there is nowhere left to hide – American homes have already been invaded by this insidious enemy that seeks to twist our minds and poison our hearts through the unmonitored Internet, television, magazines, and music that our families ingest on a daily basis.
- “Already Gone”: Research shows that an alarming number of young adults are leaving church in middle school and high school. More than 60 percent of children who grow up in the church will leave it as young adults. Why is there a massive exodus at such a young age? Ken Ham and Brit Beemer have done the research and found the answer.
- “America by Heart : Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag” by Sarah Palin:In the fall of 2009, with the publication of her No. 1 national bestselling memoir, Sarah Palin had the privilege of meeting thousands of everyday Americans on her extraordinary 35-city book tour. Inspired by these encounters, her book, “America By Heart,” celebrates the enduring strengths and virtues that have made this country great. Framed by her strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values – both national and spiritual – that have been such a profound part of Palin’s life and continue to inform her vision of America’s future.
- “Bringing Up Girls” by Dr. James Dobson: “Bringing Up Boys” by this parenting expert and best-selling author was, and continues to be, a runaway hit, selling more than 2 million copies. Dr. Dobson followed that up with the natural sequel. Based on extensive research, and handled with Dr. Dobson’s trademark down-to-earth approach, “Bringing Up Girls” will equip parents to face the challenges of raising your daughters to become healthy, happy, and successful women who overcome challenges specific to girls and women today and who ultimately excel in life.
- “C.S. Lewis Letters To Children”:In his life, C. S. Lewis received thousands of letters from young fans who were eager for more knowledge of his bestselling Narnia books and their author, Here are collected responses to those letters, in which he shares his feelings about writing, school, animals, and of course, Narnia. Lewis writes to the children-as he wrote for them-with understanding and respect, proving why he remains one of the best-loved children’s authors of all time.
- “Courageous” (DVD): A new family classic movie! As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer, yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, they quickly discover that their children are beginning to drift further away from them.
- “From Crayons to Condoms: The Ugly Truth About America’s Public Schools” By Steven Baldwin and Karen Holgate:America’s public schools are an utter disgrace, yet it’s not due to lack of money. Indeed, public schools receive far more funding per child than better-performing private schools do. It’s because our public schools are a monopoly that adult stupidity, greed and political correctness reign supreme. In fact, today’s schools are laboratories for disaster, where failed methodologies and policies continually find new life thanks to bureaucracies more interested in maintaining power over parents and students than in educating. Shamefully, government at every level encourages this mass social experimentation on children – success optional. As the stories in “From Crayons to Condoms” show, the destruction of the hopes and dreams of generations of kids means nothing to public school administrators, as long as the educational bureaucracy remains intact.
- The “Help Mom” bundle: Take advantage of one of our best deals of the year! Includes four hilarious books for the kids and the whole family: “Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!,” “Help! Mom! Hollywood’s in My Hamper!,” “Help! Mom! The 9th Circuits Nabbed the Nativity!” and “Help! Mom! Radicals Are Ruining My Country.”
- Homeschool bumper sticker: Are you a homeschool parent who feels “left out” when you see those bumper stickers proclaiming, “My child is an honor roll student at Oyster Bay elementary school”? Are you a homeschool advocate who understands the benefits of homeschooling to children, families and societies? Are you just ready to make a public statement about how much you love home-schooling your children? This WND original bumper sticker – magnetized for easy removal and permanent use without defacing your bumper – represents an opportunity for you to become a home-school evangelist. Adorn your bumper with home-school pride. Buy one or buy several and hand them out to your friends.
- “IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America” (DVD):If you’re not ready to take a hard look at the true state of public education, you will want to avoid this unflinching and highly controversial documentary. But that would be a mistake! Nearly 90 percent of Christian children attend a public school. Their families have a vested interest in all that happens there. Join Scottish filmmaker Colin Gunn, a homeschool father of seven, on the field trip of a lifetime. Driving an old school bus, Colin and family travel across America, asking questions about the origins and social impact of American’s public education system. Colin asks: Who established the American public school system? Are my kids physically and morally safe in the schools? Are the public schools religiously neutral? Should Christians try to be “salt and light” in public schools? Can the public school system be fixed or redeemed?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeUL5WVSA_4
- “Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism & the New Spirituality”: Is your child about to embrace pagan spirituality? No? Think again, cautions Linda Harvey in “Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism & New Spirituality.” Casual occultism permeates youth culture, children’s media, and classroom lessons. Kids are under spiritual assault even in some trendy youth groups. Discerning families want to understand how this “pop spirituality” differs from authentic Christian doctrine. Harvey points out how feminism, current social issues, and compromised churches are contributing to the problem.
- “The ABCs of Raising Great Kids”: Mary Ann Block’s parents taught her to do whatever is necessary for her children. So when doctors made her daughter ill with inappropriate drug treatment and then could not get the child well, Mary Ann Block was compelled to go to medical school at the age of 39 to save her daughter. Today her daughter is a healthy adult as a result of her mother’s determination and devotion.
- “The War on Children: How Pop Culture and Public Schools Put Our Kids at Risk”: Kids are under assault … from all sides. American culture tempts them with a menu of sensual appeals that includes raw pornography so commonly available that 90 percent of children and teens have viewed it online. But the assault coming is not just from what author Karen Gushta calls “a vulgar, coarse, and completely sexualized culture.” Education elites are also eager to marinate young minds in secularism for 12-16 years and shape them into “agents for social change” and “world citizens.” Dr. Gushta sketches the history of public education and shows how secular approaches have helped give us what one author calls the “dumbest generation” and a system in which some 30 to 50 percent of Christian students leave the faith before graduating from college. She reveals how federal and global bureaucrats are working to make parents helpless bystanders in their children’s upbringing.