I must begin this review by saying that I am not a parent. I do not have children. I’m at that stage of life where many of my friends have young children and I hear their stories of the ups and downs of life with a small family. There are plenty of parenting books out there, and I’ve read a lot of Christian books on parenting, but I really enjoyed this one.
In this short book (90 pages) Eliza Huie takes you on a journey through six tips to help parents know how to raise emotionally healthy children. Huie takes a holistic approach to raising kids that is based on the Bible and very important for Christian families.
The six tips that Huie takes the reader through are;
- Nurture them wholly
- Understand their capacity
- Regard their feelings
- Cultivate lasting hope
- Attend to yourself
- Know when to get help
Each chapter is full of helpful advice and insights into the reason why a child might behave as they are.
Throughout the book Huie doesn’t only focus on one particular age group, but she gives advice for children of all ages up to 18 years old.
The tips that Huie gives come from her experience as a biblical Counselor, a clinical mental health professional and as a parent. You’ll be given insights into the different stages of development that a child goes through and some of the distinctive sod those ages.
Caring for children must be more than just caring for their physical well-being, but must include caring for their emotional, mental and spiritual well-being too. You’ll read about the importance of how you react to situations, from tantrums to depressive periods. You’ll read about the increase of poor mental health within children under 18 years old and the importance of asking good questions.
I genuinely think that this is a good book for Christian parents to read. This book will help you react well, think biblically and to point children to Jesus and the hope and certainty that the gospel brings. Get your copy here, it’s only £2.99! If you interact with children, I recommend this book.
Eliza Huie is a counselor, author, speaker, and trainer committed to providing care and resources for the whole person. Trained both biblically and clinically, she understands the complexities people face in their spiritual, emotional, and physical lives.
*** I received this book from the publisher in exchange for honest review. This does not change the way I rate the book. My views are my own. ***