You want to say the right thing when your children do wrong - trouble is most parents aren't sure where to even begin. Parenting Scripts is the much-needed resource for moms and dads who are desperate to speak life to their children instead of defaulting to the same old words and ineffective consequences. Focusing on the most ordinary and yet troublesome areas in our daily routines, Parenting Scripts helps parents to craft intentional, well thought out and prayed over words.
- I can tell they're moms and teachers
I listened to this quickly, trying to access all the info as fast as I could; then I listened again, slowly, taking notes for the future. They have lots of good examples and cover various encounters you'll have as a parent. I'm glad to have both this and their Triggers book. I appreciate that they share their parenting scripts, but encourage you to come up with your own, because I really feel like some of theirs are either "cheesy", aren't me, or come across in a way I don't like. Ex. "How can you outdo" -- I'd have to adapt that one because I just don't like how it sounds like now you're competing to be nice. I appreciate that they recognize the difficulty in rattling off scripts when you're tired and emotional, but they include prayer scripts to show how you'll have to draw from the power of God to try to do his will. I also love how lots of what they say, falls in line with other parenting books I've read and approaches I've learned in education. I got a sense the author was a teacher, then she talked about having a high school student and I was like, "yep. I knew it". Some of this could be integrated into the classroom too--kind of a "Love and Logic" approach.