Have full blown tantrums and high-pitched whiny voices made their way into your home? Do you feel a little frustrated? Do you wonder what happened to your precious baby bundle and your patience? You must be the parent of a toddler to nine-year-old. When parenting little ones, big love is needed. Raising Little Kids with Big Love reveals fifteen qualities of love. These are demonstrated through anecdotes and the authors’ conversational style, bringing the characteristics of 1 Corinthians 13 love to life in your parenting and in your youngster. Discover how to: • increase your child’s self-worth by demonstrating patience. • act in kindness to build family unity. • foster sibling relationship rather than sibling rivalry. • control your anger and effectively deal with tantrums. • be your child’s advocate in the school setting. • support your gifted or special needs child. • build a relationship with your kids that will last a lifetime. The 1 Corinthians 13 Parent series is based on the famous Love Chapter. What does love look like when parenting little kids? Find out by delving into 1 Corinthians 13.
As a mother of five, I was immediately drawn to this book. By a show of hands, who out there wants to raise a child in love? That’s what I thought, you can put your hands down. Since that is the desire of your heart, I would invite you to check out Raising Little Kids with BIG Love by Lori Wildenberg and Becky Danielson. These two ladies break down over the course of this book how to be a 1 Corinthians 13 parent.
I must be honest, I never thought of applying this chapter of the Bible to parenting my children. This is not to say I am not loving with my kids, I just had never put the two together. I love how they break down this chapter of the Bible into manageable pieces and then go into detail of how to practically apply it to your children. Not only that, there are questions and tips at the end of each chapter. These are great to use as you work through the book, but also a wonderful resource later. They conclude each chapter with a prayer. Let’s face it, without prayer we can not navigate the treacherous waters of this world. We need God as our guide and source of strength.
I would definitely recommend you pick up this book for yourself or as a gift for a parent you know. It will be a fabulous resource for them and their kids will thank you for it.