8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell is a great, easy to read, straight to the point tool for parents! I loved that it was short, sweet and to the point, yet filled with so much insight! Sometimes parenting books can be overwhelming; as a busy, homeschooling mom of 4, I rarely have time to myself, let alone to read a lengthy ‘how-to’ parenting book (though I am sure I can use the advice). This book was refreshing, and had great points and advice without all the extra blah! blah! If you know what I mean?!?!
The 8 Tools are: Talking, Listening, Influencing, Connecting, Teaching, Encouraging, Correcting and Leading. The book is comprised of40 short chapters, just a few pages each! It’s super easy to read one chapter each night before bed, without taking a lot of time or effort. This is a faith based book and one of the most applicable parenting books I have read.
For a limited time you can receive 50% OFF the retail price if you purchase from Moody Publishers, with the code GREATKIDS16 (good 4/15/16 - 5/15/16)
About Dr. Todd:
I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. We then moved to Columbus, OH, where I completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Wright State University at the Children’s Hospital. Since then, I have done my clinical work at Summit Clinical Services in Wheaton, IL, where I continue to see children, teens, and families on a full-time basis.
I have written five parenting books (faith based), which you can learn more about on the Books page. I have presented many parenting workshops at mom’s conferences (Hearts at Home, MOPS International), MOPS groups, churches, and schools, which you can read about on the Workshop page. I have also recently developed a skill-building game for kids called The Flexible Thinking Game.
In my free time, I enjoy doing anything with my wife, spending time with my boys whenever possible, reading, running, and playing jazz piano any chance I get. My Christian faith is an important part of my life and thinking, and I am continually thankful for God’s grace, of which I am an undeserving recipient.
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Official Website- www.8simpletools.com