Sunday, April 17, 2016

FlyBy Book Review: 8 Simple Tools to Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell

About the Book:

"I love my child, but parenting is hard."

Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.

Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:
Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
Develop a nurturing home culture

Correct behavior in lasting ways

Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.

About the Author:

TODD CARTMELL is a child psychologist who practices in Wheaton, Illinois. He received his doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the author of several parenting books, including 8 Simple Tools. His parenting workshops have been enjoyed by thousands of parents throughout the country.

My Thoughts and Review:

YES, Parenting is HARD, but it truly doesn't have to be. Dr. Todd Cartmell outlines 8 Simple Tools to help every parent simplify the calling of Parenthood.

The book, 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids is a WONDERFUL, short book that can be used as reinforcement for what many parents already know. The 8 simple tools are outlined as:

1) Talking
2) Listening
3) Influencing
4) Connecting
5) Teaching
6) Encouraging
7) Correcting
8) Leading

I believe in the busyness of life and parenting, we begin to lose sight of the 8 simple tools and instead make things more difficult for us and for our children. My boys are 13, 12, and 11 and I sometimes feel that I have failed them, but then I remember that is not the case. God's plans are greater then my plans and when my plans are not being carried out, it is probably because God's plans are. Dr. Todd really puts things back into perspective with this simple, yet powerful book! I really enjoyed this book and have already begun implementing the 8 Simple Tools into my parenting!

You can check out a small part of the book here:


Special OFFER for my readers: Moody Publishers is offering 50% when You purchase the book using code GREATKIDS16. The Discount code is valid April 15th-May 15th, 2016. 

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Dr. Todd Cartmell AROUND the Web:

8 Simple Tools
Dr. Todd Cartmell
Moody Publishing

Parenting is HARD, but it 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids is a WONDERFUL book for all parents!

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