01-Parenting From The Tree of Life | Book (Print Edition)
Parenting From The Tree of Life (Preschool - Adolescence)
In the beginning, God created the universe and declared it to be good. He created man in His own imagine, male and female, and placed them in a garden, where He also placed two fruit bearing trees. The Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The fruit of the first tree brings life, the fruit of the second leads unto death.
This is where the human story begins—this is where our story begins—with a parenting choice between life and death. But not just life or death, but also a choice between a way of life and a way of death. Two trees with two different outcomes. From which tree will your parenting be guided?
Part One: Life, Children and Relationships (6 Sessions) speaks to the relational components associated with healthy parenting. Because children tend to reflect the priorities and values of their home life, what is important to Mom and Dad will become important to their children, and will influence what each child becomes in the future.
Part Two: Life, Children and Character Development (6 Sessions) covers critical components of character training and explains the guiding principles for raising children who are kind, courteous, respectful, cooperative, confident, and certainly well mannered. No child arrives at this level of moral distinctiveness if the home life from which he or she comes is not already conversant with such virtue. Part two is as much for parents as it is for children.
Part Three: Life, Children, Encouragement and Correction (5 Sessions) takes up the challenges associated with the correction side of training. Correction is not all about fixing undesirable or wayward behavior—parents must also pay attention to the preventative components of training that reduce the amount of correction needed in the first place. Proactively encouraging behaviors that help children stay on track and knowing how to properly correct children to put them back on track is the focus of Part Three.