Happy Mother's Day to you! Here is a giveaway for you moms and dads!
As a parent I want to raise my children in the ways of the Lord. I know the Bible talks of discipline...and I even know a few verses. Our parenting problem is knowing specific verses to address specific behavior problems. Here's a resource that is helping me with this very problem!
Doorposts is a publisher that provides unique materials for parents to assist in Bible-based parenting and character training. One of my favorite things at Doorposts is the sample PDF pages for each of the products available. It really lets you know what to expect before purchasing a parenting product!
I had the opportunity to review one of their products, and I chose Honor Your Father and Mother:The Fifth Commandment for Little Ones. This book asks children questions regarding honoring their parents and helps the children understand the appropriate response that would honor their parents by including a quoted verse in response. My daughter just loves the reproducible drawings, especially where the children are being "naughty." Many of the verses are beyond her (age 3 1/2), though Doorposts suggests the book is age appropriate for ages 2-12. My intention is to focus on just one appropriate question/verse at a time, introducing the question and verse when my daughter is not in need of any behavior corrections. The author, Pam Foster, uses a variety of Bible versions for the verses included in the book. Another great thing is that Honor Your Father and Mother has an index of all the questions divided into categories.
This is a straightforward book. It's simple and sweet with the question to the child/answer from Scripture format. It doesn't give any additional parenting advice. It allows the parents to find appropriate Scripture regarding parenting all in one place. You can view the first few pages yourself, including the introductory letters to parents and children here, to really see what the book is like!
Doorposts offers many great products, and I am very pleased with Honor Your Father and Mother, but the one I really want and has been highly recommended by a friend from my church (and mom to three boys) is the For Instruction in Righteousness. This parenting book includes Bible verses, object lessons, biblical stories that address different sin issues, and much more.
Doorposts is offering one reader one of their products!
Take a good look at the following products and leave a comment telling me which of these four items you think you would like the most. (Don't forget to look at the example PDF's or HTML samples!) Be sure I have a way to contact you (through a blog profile or an email address). These are all great products, so check them out!
Honor Your Father and Mother
The Put On Chart
A Checklist For Parents
If Then Chart
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Giveaway ends Saturday, May 15th, at 7 pm (EST). Winner will be chosen by random.org.
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