I am SO excited to share an awesome book on parenting with you – one that provides you with some simple suggestions for raising great kids. I received a copy of this book for review and I knew that I would love to read it and find out how I can be a better Mom. Although Liam is just a toddler, I know that one day he will be a kid that I have a greater influence on as he gets older and into his teenage years.
Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.
Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:
- Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
- Develop a nurturing home culture
- Correct behavior in lasting ways
Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.
When I received this book, I was happy to see that it wasn’t a huge one. As a busy Mom I know that it is hard to find time to shower, let alone read a focus on a book. I opened the book and read the foreword which was written by Jill Savage and knew that this book was going to be a good one. This book starts out in a great way sharing that it isn’t meant to take you a long time to read the book but that it gives you short bursts of things with a reflection part at the end of each section. That means that I can take only a few minutes each day or every few days and read some parts.
I enjoyed reading this book as it allows me to apply things to my parenting style (which continues to evolve and grow). This is a fantastic book if you’re looking for ways to improve your parenting style or learn from a professional.
About The Author
Hello. I’m 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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