Marriage/Family/ Parenting

What Your Son Isn't Telling You: Unlocking the Secret World of Teen Boys
Author: Michael Ross, Susie Shellenberger
Publisher: Bethany House
Price: RM36.75
Keys to Understanding Your Son's Heart and Mind
Your son struggles with the constant pressure to prove himself--in the classroom, on the playing field, and especially among his friends. And while he may put up a tough exterior, deep inside he hungers for family support and connection. You long to be there for him, but chances are he's put up a formidable wall of silence, leaving you wondering how to break through.
In What Your Son Isn't Telling You, teen experts Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger offer a rare glimpse into the secret lives of teen boys--behind-the-scenes footage you might miss in the day-to-day life of your son--accompanied by practical advice on how to provide the support and connection your son desperately needs.
Packed with real-life stories and emails from teen guys, this must-read will give you a new understanding of what your son isn't telling you.

Surviving the Loss of a Child: Support for Grieving Parents
Author: Elizabeth B. Brown
Publisher: Revell
Price: RM34.10
There is hope for a brighter tomorrow
Nothing can destroy your world like losing a child. It is devastating on a level that most people can't imagine. Once you have experienced such a tragedy, you may feel that you will never again be able to live with peace and joy.
Written after the death of the author's own child, Surviving the Loss of a Child offers you compassionate encouragement born from deep sorrow. You will find no pat answers or patronizing panaceas here--just real words of healing from someone who has been exactly where you are now.
Hurting parents will find this book a source of comfort, while concerned friends, counselors, pastors, and caregivers will find it a perfect gift for the bereaved. Its short chapters and proven coping mechanisms are easy to take in.
There is life after death--even the death of a beloved child. Discover how you can go on living and reclaim hope in your heart.

The Blessing: Giving the Gift of Unconditional Love and Acceptance
Author: Dr. John Trent, Dr. Gary Smalley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Price: RM42.50
Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being.
Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic The Blessing, coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to lay a secure base of in each child's life.
The Blessing powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements:
-meaningful touch
-a spoken message
-attaching high value
-picturing a special future
-an active commitment
No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters include help and hope for those who grew up without their own parent's blessing, the blessing and grandparents, ways to live out the blessing, and ideas for blessing events.

Parenting Isn't for Cowards: The "You Can Do It" Guide for Hassled Parents
Author: Dr. James Dobson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Price: RM38.40
This proven confidence builder will help parents of even the most difficult children find the fulfillment parenthood was intended to bring. Speaking both as a therapist and as a parent— and drawing on a landmark study of 35,000 patients—Dr. James Dobson helps parents...
• Banish their guilt when kids are hard to raise
• Troubleproof their days when children are young
• Protect their sanity during a child’s adolescence
• Restore their energy when they’re facing burnout
• Enhance their relationships with their kids
With more than one million copies sold, this is the book frustrated parents have been turning to for fifteen years.
No one said it was going to be easy.
Does your heart skip a beat when you think of all that could go wrong in the parenting years ahead? Anxiety is normal, but your worst fears don’t have to become reality. Speaking both as a therapist and as a parent—and drawing on a landmark study of thirty-five thousand patients—Dr. James Dobson helps you... Prevent child-rearing troubles before they happen Banish your guilt about hard-to-raise children Protect your sanity during a child’s adolescence Restore your energy when you’re facing burnout Enhance your relationships with your kids
With more than one million copies sold, this confidence-building classic will help you experience the full joy of parenthood—and what may be the greatest sense of fulfillment you’ll ever know.

The Best Love of the Child: Being Loved and Being Taught to Love as the First Human Right [Paperback]
Editor: Timothy P.Jackson
Publisher: Eerdmans
Price: RM71.70
"The best we can do for our children is to give them every opportunity to discover the joy and nobility that love brings to a life."Stephen G. Post (from preface)
Much has been written about the rights owed to children: the right to live, the right to be nurtured and cared for, the right to an ample measure of health and happiness -- and, especially, the right to be loved. In this volume twenty scholars from across sociological, psychological, historical, philosophical, theological, and legal disciplines argue that the right of children to be loved can best be fulfilled by teaching them how to love others.
Celebrating the critical roles played by family, religion, and community in protecting and developing the child's emerging personhood, The Best Love of the Child fosters a more nuanced understanding of that which is truly at the heart of a child's best interest -- love that flows freely both to and from children.

Intended for Pleasure: Sex Technique and Sexual Fulfillment in Christian Marriage
Author: Ed Wheat & Gaye Wheat
Publisher: Revell
Price: RM25.35
The classic on sex in Christian marriage is now even better. The Wheats have always combined biblical teaching on marriage with the latest medical information on sexuality. In this new edition, medical information has been updated and a new chapter on sexually transmitted diseases has been added. This is a complete sex manual, with basic facts, illustrations, and frank discussion of all facets of human sexuality. A perfect gift for newlyweds and a source book for pastors and marriage counselors, this book will help all couples understand and enjoy the gift God intended for pleasure.

A Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis (Youth Specialties) [Paperback]
Author : Rick Van Pelt & Jim Hancock
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Price : RM34.10
Maybe you believe that will never happen to “my child.” And maybe it won’t. But crises aren’t always the stories that make the evening news. The spectrum of crises an adolescent may face can range from something as (seemingly harmless) as getting caught cheating on a test to dealing with the breakdown of the family, to acting out and getting in trouble with the law. And the reality is that someone they know will likely experience some kind of crisis—and that can affect your teen significantly. Either way, when a crisis affects your teen, wouldn’t you want to be prepared?

Rich Van Pelt and Jim Hancock, both of whom have raised teenagers into adulthood and have spent decades in youth ministry and crisis management, bring together their expertise and insight to help you identify and understand what a crisis is and how you can help your teen live and grow through it. Inside, you’ll find practical responses for issues like:

• Suicidal thoughts or behavior
• Accidents
• Cheating
• Death (of a friend or loved one)
• Divorce
• Eating disorders
• Hazing
• Pregnancy
• Sexual abuse
• Sexual identity confusion
• Substance abuse or addiction
• And more…

In addition to learning appropriate responses to crises, you’ll learn how to prevent some of these issues, and how to get professionals involved when necessary.

Whatever it is your teen is dealing with, your influence in their life is still the most important one. So be prepared to walk them through their crisis with wisdom, compassion, and the tools to help them heal. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Name Book, The, repackaged ed.: Over 10,000 Names Their Meanings, Origins, and Spiritual Significance
Author: Dorothy Astoria
Price: RM34.10

Baby-naming has become an art form with parents today, but where do parents go to find names and their meanings? The Name Book offers particular inspiration to those who want more than just a list of popular names. From Aaron to Zoe, this useful book includes the cultural origin, the literal meaning, and the spiritual significance of more than 10,000 names. An appropriate verse of Scripture accompanies each name, offering parents a special way to bless their children.

Boundaries with Kids
Author: Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend
Publisher: Zondervan / 2001 / Paperback
Price: RM39.35

Here's the help you need to raise kids who take responsibility for their lives and attitudes. Parents will learn how to set loving limits, bring control to an out-of-control life, define appropriate boundaries and consequences for children, and much more.

Bringing Up Boys, Paperback Edition
Author: Dr. James Dobson
Publisher: Tyndale House / 2005 / Paperback
Price: RM36.00

Boys are different! But with pressure to be "gender neutral," many try to mold children into a one-size-fits-all model. Dr. Dobson explains why boys are the way they are, how to understand their emotional and physical development, and the best way to motivate them to become godly men.

The Five Love Languages of Children
Author: Gary Chapman, Ross Campbell
Publisher: Moody Publishers / 1997 / Paperback
Price: RM39.35

Are you expressing your love in a way your child understands? Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell help you discover your child's unique communication style, so you can better meet his or her deepest emotional needs. From quality time to physical touch, these five "love languages" hold the key to your child's development and success.

Be a Great Parent! 12 Secrets to Raising Responsible Children
Author: H. Norman Wright
Publisher: David C. Cook / 2006 / Paperback
Price: RM35.25

Dr. H. Norman Wright skillfully outlines the strategies needed to raise disciplined children who will grow into self-sufficient, responsible adults. Written in a conversational tone and packed with explanatory stories and case studies, this book teaches parents that they can curb the desire to indulge and do too much for their children by setting limits and letting children make mistakes, always keeping their long-term interests in mind.

Building Confidence in Your Child
Author: Dr. James Dobson
Publisher: Revell / 2010 / Paperback
Price: RM15.35

Building Confidence in Your Child is a rewrite of James Dobson's classic Hide or Seek for a new generation of parents. Get pointers from a well known Christian parenting expert on how to raise a confident, healthy child. He addresses issues of inferiority, inadequacy, appearance, intelligence, shame, violence, acting out, and other common confidence busters. Mass market paperback edition.

His Needs, Her Needs for Parents: Keeping Romance Alive
Author: Willard F. Harley Jr.
Publisher: Revell / 2010 / Paperback
Price: RM33.60

The pressures of parenthood don't have to take a toll on your relationship. You can have happy children and a thriving marriage! In His Needs, Her Needs for Parents, Dr. Willard Harley offers expert advice on how to put the sizzle back into your marriage.

The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make
Author: Bill & Pam Farrel
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Price : RM31.50
Popular authors Bill and Pam Farrel are the parents of three active children. From their personal experience comes wisdom and encouragement for other parents. The Farrels offer ideas for loving and nurturing special needs, strong–willed, and prodigal children.
With real–life examples and biblical inspiration, this book examines the 10 best decisions parents can make to unlock the unique gifts inside their children, including
•spiritual development
•leadership abilities
Packed with creative, motivational tools and games that allow children to blossom and succeed, this resource is a great gift or parenting tool for parents who want their children to become everything God designed them to be.

What’s Happening to My Teen?
Author: Mark Gregston
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Price : RM35.85
What’s Happening to My Teen? offers wise counsel that will help parents of teens succeed at one of the most difficult tasks they’ve ever encountered. As they draw from Gregston’s expertise, parents will become better equipped to:
• Respond constructively to the inevitable conflict
• Recognize when their teen’s behavior is rebellion and when it’s not
• Avoid words and actions that provoke their teen
• Create a safe environment that promotes truth and open communication.
For parents concerned about their teen’s behavior, this book provides practical insight and the skills they need to see their family survive the challenging teen years.

When Your Teen Is Struggling: Real Hope and Practical Help for Parents Today
Author : Mark Gregston
Publisher : Harvest House
Price : RM33.30
Mark Gregston, founder of Heartlight Ministries, offers vital help to parents of teens who exhibit destructive or unhealthy behaviors and actions. With biblical guidance, encouraging stories from his ministry, and a fresh message of hope, Mark helps parents:
- look beyond behavior to the heart of a teen
- recognize how kids stuff the void God wants to fill
- have proper expectations for themselves and the teen
- create a belief system and effective rules in the home
- set boundaries and nurture a sense of security
An ever–increasing number of families face these life storms. With expertise and compassion, Mark offers them the knowledge and understanding they need for their journey from struggling to success.

Teenology:The Art of Raising Great Teenagers
Author : Jim Burns
Publisher : Bethany House
Price : RM38.40
Raising a teen is not an easy job. The challenges parents face can be overwhelming--"What happened to my sweet-tempered kid?" "How do I help her make better choices?" "I'm afraid my teen is going to walk away from his faith." "How do I teach my teen to stay pure?" "Is this teen behavior normal? " In Teenology, author Jim Burns covers all these issues and more. His no-holds-barred approach tackles even the most sensitive topics, providing parents with the answers and advice they need to raise their teens to become responsible adults. An invaluable section on common problems and solutions addresses everything from curfew to bullying to pornography and beyond. Don't overlook this must-have resource.

Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow
Author: Gregory C.Keck & Regina M.Kupecky
Publisher: NavPress
Price: RM46.10
The world is full of hurt children, those who have suffered trauma in the early years of life. These are the unfortunate children who have been removed from their birth families due to abuse, neglect, or poor parenting and now need to be taught how to relate to others and bond with their new parents or caregivers. Whether you are an adoptive parent, foster parent, grandparent, teacher, or caregiver, the tools, techniques, and knowledge you'll find in Parenting the Hurt Child will help you provide the care necessary to help your hurt child heal, grow, and develop. If you're discouraged and feeling hopeless about the difficult job ahead, do not despair. Hope is here and you can get started today!

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours
Author: Dr. Kevin Leman
Publisher: Revell
Price: RM35.85
Raising children these days can be daunting. But if anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's Dr. Kevin Leman. Equipping parents with seven principles of Reality Discipline--a loving no-nonsense parenting approach that really works--this internationally known psychologist, author, and father of five shows parents how to - understand why children misbehave and what to do about it - foil finicky eaters, turn off temper tantrums, and minimize sibling rivalries - set suitable allowances, curfews, and privileges - and much more Real-life examples, questions at the end of each chapter, and a discussion guide for individual or group use make this book an engaging read for parents, teachers, and child care providers. With over a million copies in print, readers can't go wrong with this classic and continual best-seller-now in a fun, new package.

Teenagers:Biblical Wisdom for Parents
Author: Ann Benton
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
Price: RM30.00
'Under that hoodie, behind that eye make-up, there frequently lurks a human being of immense charm, affection and wit.'
Ann Benton admits that, when her children were teenagers, she enjoyed 'the very best of parenting years'. Yet, from her experience and that of others, she is all too well aware of the frustrations, pitfalls and difficulties that parenting teens can bring.
The Bible book of Proverbs points to wisdom as the key to health, happiness and prosperity. The author points out that the job of parents is not first and foremost to make their teens successful, but to make them wise.
With honesty and wit, Ann shows how Proverbs can speak directly into real life, however messy, today.

How am I Smart?: A Parent's Guide to Multiple Intelligences [Paperback]
Author: Dr.Kathy Koch
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Price: RM35.10
Has your daughter come to you in tears, asking, "Am I smart'" Or has your son wanted to know, "How smart am I'" Dr. Kathy wants children to ask an even more important question, "How am I smart'" When parents determine ways children can be smart, they'll better understand their own children's educational needs and how they learn best. This must-read reveals roots of behavior struggles and relationship conflicts, and their possible solutions. Would you believe that knowing your children's intelligence strengths can also help you raise them to know, believe in, love, and serve God' With great detail and positive insight, Dr. Kathy unfolds the eight different ways intelligence manifests itself through the "multiple intelligences." This practical guide gives you valuable ideas and pays rich dividends for you and your children.

Faith Begins at Home: The Family Makeover with Christ at the Center
Author: Mark Holmen
Publisher: Regal
Price: RM31.50
In the past, faith was a central part of the family's home life, passed on from generation to generation. Today, the reality for many families is that faith is no more than one-hour, drop-off Christianity, if it is present at all. What does this mean for the faith of our children? How will they come to know Christ? And how does a family put Christ at the center of their busy lives?

The Danger of Raising Nice Kids: Preparing Our Children to Change Their World
Author: Timothy Smith
Publisher: IVP Books
Price: RM38.40
Nice is not enough. We are raising a generation of "nice" kids. Nice kids are well behaved and look good on the outside, but they often lack courageous character inside. Offering practical wisdom gleaned from his experience as a parent and family coach, Tim Smith helps you move your kids from simply polite to truly compassionate. He targets nine key qualities children need but often lack and shows you how to build them into your children by modeling core values and biblical practices. Your kids can be--and indeed, are meant to be--kingdom builders who help bring God's light and life to others through their decisions and influence. "Being nice won't help them stand apart," Tim says. "We need to strategically train our children to engage and challenge the popular views of our culture." Here is a clear, down-to-earth resource that will help you do just that. But be prepared for change--in you, in your kids and in the world.

Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
Author: Gary Thomas
Publisher: Zondervan
Price: RM35.85
Parenting is a school for spiritual formation—and our children are our teachers. The journey of caring for, rearing, training, and loving our children will profoundly alter us forever.
Sacred Parenting is unlike any other parenting book you have ever read. This is not a "how-to" book that teaches you ways to discipline your kids or help them achieve their full potential. Instead of discussing how parents can change their kids, Sacred Parenting turns the tables and demonstrates how God uses our kids to change us.
You’ve read all the method books. Now take a step back and receive some much-needed inspiration. You’ll be encouraged by stories that tell how other parents handled the challenges and difficulties of being a parent—and how their children transformed their relationship with God. Sacred Parenting affirms the spiritual value of being a parent, showing you the holy potential of the parent-child relationship.