Motivate your Child ~ Review~

Say, you want a revolution?  A parenting revolution?   

heart approach

When you tell your kids it’s time to go; they hustle to it right?  Completing chores is a piece of cake; no fuss at all?  Right…..I know getting mine out of the house borders on insanity too often.  And encouraging independence, or team work, in our home and families, too often it comes with lots of grumbling and whining.  Too many times my husband or I have to tell them, remind them…I admit, even yell at them some days.

So how do we encourage our kids, not just to obey, but to do so, eagerly and willingly?  How can we create that heart of a servant, as Jesus has, within our children?  After reading Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, I do believe there is a way to make that happen.  This book is amazing, in is intentional in every way.  Of the many books I have read, this one is not only full of truth but it is also packed with practical ideas and strategies for reaching our children’s hearts.  Isnt that one of the things that matters most as we equip them for life?

Most parenting approaches only encourage children to ask the wrong questions in life: What’s in it for me? Are you going to pay me for that? What’s the minimum I need to do to get by?  We teach them to do based on a reward system that is external, rather than giving them the internal motivation they really need.
God’s Word gives us a better way to parent, one that builds strong internal motivation in children. When we as parents change the way we parent, kids change the way they live. This practical book explores a theology of internal motivation and real-life solutions to equip our kids for life.
You’ll learn . . .                                                                              Motivate cover
• how to parent while building internal motivation so that kids don’t have to rely on you to get things done.
• the four promptings of the conscience and how to coordinate your parenting to take advantage of them.
• ways to energize your spiritual training with fun and creativity.
• how to help children respond to mistakes instead of blaming, defending, or justifying.
The greatest gift you can give your child is strong moral and spiritual development—this book shows you how. Every chapter includes practical examples of families applying God’s Word to their issues.
Join the revolution!

About the Authors:

Scott Turansky has been a pastor and missionary for more than 33 years and is an author of several books. In addition to pastoring full time, Scott also conducts parenting seminars on Saturdays around the United States.  He is the cofounder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting and has co-authored four books.

Joanne Miller is a pediatric nurse with 26 years of experience and the cofounder of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. She is the coauthor of seven parenting books.


Special Offer for the Book’s Release

promo packageInterested in Motivate Your Child?  Act fast because right now the National Center for Biblical Parenting is offering an awesome bonus package for those who purchase this book.  But you have to do so before January 31, 2015.  It has audio and video resources as well as helpful tools for implementing many of the ideas in the book.

Everyone, I think, knows how much I love books and how in our home they are everywhere. Shelves and tables overflowing.  Now and then I admit, I have to do some purging and clean house but when I do,  Motivate Your Child is definitely a book that will be kept in its place to peruse again and again.  And I definitely look forward to utilizing the resources of the National Center for Biblical Parenting in the future as we train up our children in the way they should go.


This is beautifully written, an inspiration to all of us tired mommas (and dads too).  It is a reminder that discipling our children is serious business. And it cannot be done if we are not seeking God and His Word on all things in our homes. If our children are not taught how precious the Word of God is; if it is not in their heart and mind, most precious to them, a vital piece is missing in our mission field.  May we love them and lead them, in His way, always so that they not only hear but see what it means to be a Child of God.





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