Like most tough jobs, parenting can be broken down into smaller, doable jobs to help us successfully accomplish our goals.
The Model – The actions and behaviors of the parents will directly either strengthen or inhibit their children’s growth as individuals. “What behaviors will my children learn from me?”
The Mentor – Parents can respectfully speak with authority to encourage personal growth and build a positive bond in the relationship. “What can I teach my child?”
The Guide – Parents must actively work to mold the child in the ways that seem best. “What must I ensure that my child learns?”
The Psalmist says of God’s commands in Psalm 78:4, “We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.” (KJV)
This is as good a book on proactive parenting as I have seen. It is a cold splash in the face against passive parenting.
— Dale Jenkins, Spring Meadows Church of Christ
[P]owerful, practical, and hopeful parenting suggestions for the next several generations. This timely book combines Scripture, current research, and clinical insight to restore the family to its happy and productive purpose… [He] creates a rich tapestry of worthwhile reading for any parent. I recommend it highly.
— Mike Cravens, Ed. D, Director of M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University
Dale’s book gives encouragement to parents through this journey by outlining their roles of modeling, mentoring, and guiding. These principles, if utilized, will benefit any family that reads this book.
— Michael Jones, Ed. S., LPC-S, NCC, DCC, Professional Counselor in Private Practice, Searcy, AR
[Dale Sadler] provides practical wisdom to overcome the decline in parent-child relationships. This is the book that will give you the strength, skills, insights to make a difference to those who you dearly love.
— Matthew Morine, D.Min, Pulpit Minister, Castle Rock Church of Christ, Castle Rock, CO