Book: Parenting From Your Strengths

Parenting From Your Strengths Builds Families

When it comes to parenting, it’s better to be abnormal.

Family roller blading togetherIt’s true…because “normal” parents – the majority of parents today – have no plan for how they will raise their children.

It’s one thing to take childbirth classes and confer at length on paint colors for the nursery. But how much focused time do couples spend talking about the best way to raise a child socially, spiritually, and otherwise? According to popular research, not much at all.

Parenting from Your Strengths counters that trend by equipping parents with a plan and getting them on the same page, no matter where they’ve been before or how old their children are now. The authors present an easy four-step plan and individual personality tests that will begin to transform your God-given household in a way that encourages every family member. When you understand each person’s strengths and learn to value his or her differences, family life greatly improves.

Whether you’re looking to strengthen your family or bring peace to family conflict, don’t just let your family survive … when you can thrive.

Parenting From Your Strengths:

Understanding Strengths and Valuing Differences in Your Home

Book: Parenting From Your StrengthsBuilding a strong family is like tracking a successful course using a GPS (Global Positioning System) – but using a Global Parenting Plan (GPP) instead. The authors of the Leading from Your Strengths™ book series lays out a biblically-based plan that helps parents and children get on the same page, build more harmony, and head off potential conflicts. By drawing on global positioning imagery, parents can “triangulate” a family building plan with readings from three known positions:

  • God’s unchanging Word
  • Each parent’s unique strengths
  • Each child’s unique strengths – and training up each child to his or her own unique bent

The book’s Global Parent Plan draws on some of the same tools and insights that have helped hundreds of ministry teams become closer and more connected – this time equipping families to understand each family member’s strengths, value each others’ strengths, and work to track a successful course in building a strong family.

Book Details: Parenting From Your Strengths

Father and two children fishing togetherAuthors: Dr. John Trent, Rodney Cox, Eric Tooker
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Pub. Date: June 2006
Type: Hardback
ISBN 10: 0805430652
ISBN 13: 9780805430653
Product #: 001279891
UPC: 9780805430653
Weight: 0.56 lbs
Trim Size: 6.5 X 8.7 X 0.68
Binding: Hardcover

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: “If Only We Could Get on the Same Page!”
Chapter 2: Why It’s Crucial to Have a Parenting Plan
Chapter 3: A GPS System to Strengthen Your Family
Chapter 4: The Importance of Having a “True North” as Parents
Chapter 5: The LOGB Model for Understanding Your Strengths
Chapter 6: The First Inescapable Challenge Every Parent Faces: Problem
Chapter 7: The Second Inescapable Challenge Every Parent Faces: People
Chapter 8: The Third Inescapable Challenge Every Parent Faces: Pace
Chapter 9: The Fourth Inescapable Challenge Every Parent Faces: Procedures
Chapter 10: Insights for Lion Parents
Chapter 11: Insights for Otter Parents
Chapter 12: Insights for Golden Retriever Parents
Chapter 13: Insights for Beaver Parents
Chapter 14: Creating a “First Step” Plan for Positive Growth and Change
Chapter 15: How Parenting From Your Strengths Helps You Attach High Value to Each Child
Chapter 16: Next-Step Suggestions on Using Parenting From Your Strengths

What People Say about Parenting From Your Strengths

Family portrait: parents and 3 girls“The book helps the reader acknowledge and appreciate the strengths inherent in each personality type and apply those strengths (and watch out for the weaknesses) in the context of parenting and, to a lesser degree, in marriage. It puts differences in perspective by showing that certain strengths (and weaknesses) are inherent in differing personality types and differences can be leveraged for the benefit of all. I read it in one afternoon. It is not overly complex, yet the information is very practical.”
Gwen F.

“Great resource. Every parent should read this book. Authors hit a home run with this one.”
Chris J.

“An easy and interesting read. Helpful for families struggling with identifying each others needs. Teaches how to build harmony with parents and children, as well as avoiding conflicts.”
Nelda O.

“This is a great little book for parents and grandparents to explain further about how to use our strengths to help the children. I would also recommend it for teachers who see a variety of personalities in their classrooms. It is very insightful!”
Hazel G.

“A good way to look at the dynamics of family relationships and how to nurture and develop them.”
Joshua L.

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Family Insights Parent/Teen Profiles are personalized, detailed 20-page reports which accurately describe your individual habitual patterns of behavior, thought, emotion, and communication. They provide you with sophisticated, objective insights and action steps about your unique strengths – data you and your team can use immediately and long-term.

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Family Insights Parent/Teen Profiles are personalized, detailed 20-page reports which accurately describe your individual habitual patterns of behavior, thought, emotion, and communication. They provide you with sophisticated, objective insights and action steps about your unique strengths – data you and your team can use immediately and long-term.

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