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ABOUT BOOK: Be the Best Parent for Your Child Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. Proverbs 22:6, NLT   

How you parent directly impacts who your children are and who they will become. No one is naturally born a good parent. It takes hard work, determination, and passionate intention to raise our kids right. In the end, we can either parent on purpose… or idly sit back and allow everything else in the world to shape our children into the men and women they will become. In Purposeful Parenting, author Jean Barnes gives you six essential practices for successfully raising your kids. Learn how to:
  • Show your children that you truly love them
  • Use discipline to maintain life and freedom
  • Recognize the purpose and passions in your child’s heart
  • Help your child build good character
  • Empower your child to be responsible
  • Persevere through difficult times and never give up


Jean Barnes is a veteran educator and pioneer in teacher-parent collaboration benefitting children. She coaches parents and children to thrive using biblical wisdom, the best practices of psychology and counseling, and fifty years of insight as a public school teacher, counselor, educational psychologist, and mom. She lives in Coto de Caza, California.
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I've posted my review on my blog, Goodreads, CBD, BAM, Powells, DeeperShopping, and my social media sites. I have my calendar marked to post on Amazon and B&N on the 19th when they open reviews.

Thank you for sending me this book. It was well written and definitely helpful. I'm afraid my writing skills didn't do the book justice in my review.

My review:

"Turn Chaos to Calm, Stress to Sanity, and Confusion to Clarity."

The author takes a Biblical approach to explaining numerous scenarios and situations parents might find themselves in on the journey of raising children. There are only six chapters, but each chapter is packed with solutions, advice, stories, and thoughts. The steps are laid out clearly and the concepts are explained. The instructions to implement the steps are easy to understand and doable for a bewildered parent.

I really enjoyed this book. It is a huge book and will take some time to read, but it will be well worth your time. The author clearly knows and loves kids. This isn't one of those simple "do this and this will happen" types of books. Every kid is different, so the author has clearly taken this into account when writing the book. This is one of those books that I would recommend to all parents, regardless of their children's age.

I received this book free of charge from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.

Transforming challenges into life changing events while loving your children. This statement made by Jean Barnes tells exactly what is contained in this book throughout the 6 chapters. She has broken it down to Six Guiding Principles for you to use with six guiding steps for the children. 
Jean, being a psychologist , has insight into children and parenting that others of us may not have. After reading this book I really wished it had been around when I was raising my children. All the information is easy to understand, on a parenting level especially.
All of Jean's writing is spiritually based, she gives verses throughout that will help you understand. Parenting takes many things, but what I got most, is that Parenting takes God. This book is full of information that will keep you interested all the way through with many work pages to do also, and many other places to look up information.
I would recommend this book to all parents, new and old.
I received this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review

I left reviews on Goodreads, my facebook, Deeper Shopping and CBD. Cannot review on Amazon yet.

I have posted my review on Goodreads, CBD, Barnes and Noble, DeeperShopping and my blog, twitter and facebook. 

Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring out the Best in your Kids by Jean S. Barnes, is a very informative book. Includes God in each step of every day and includes lists to help each reader decide what type of parent they are. Some of the topics include discipline, giving children love, purpose and passion, developing character and responsibility and so on.

I love when I read a parenting book and my daughter asks if she can look at when I am finished. She is a great mother but, as we all know, help is always welcome, especially when surrounded by God's Word and His love.

I would recommend this book to any parent, grandparent or potential parents.

I was given this book by bookfun.org in exchange for my honest review.

      "Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids" is a great parenting book. It is so full of good ideas, scripture, instructions, solutions, advice, stories and questions that people of any age should be able to gain something from reading it.

       Jean S. Barnes, the author, has over fifty years of experience working with children and parents. She has taught in public schools and worked as a counselor. She has written a book that can help teach everyone how to be a parent. She recognizes that being a parent does not usually come naturally, but requires a lot of hard work and determination.

       "Purposeful Parenting" is broken into six chapters. They are very easy reading, and easily understood. The chapters cover loving unconditionally, discipline, pursuing passion, developing character, being responsible and perseverance. Each section is broken down into smaller, easy to digest sections. Barnes reminds us that all parents should be tapping into available resources for help. Teachers, schools and churches are usually available to provide teaching, training, insight and support. Also our family, but most importantly, God! When we allow God to be our greatest source of support we are doing something that is not only helpful for our children, but also for ourselves.

       I would recommend this book for parents everywhere, no matter the ages of their kids. The book is so full of wisdom, advice, and even some good common sense reminders, that it will benefit the reader.

       I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review. This review is posted at Goodreads, DeeperShopping, CBD, Facebook and Amazon.

“How you parent directly impacts who your children are and who they will become.”

Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids is a great parenting resource! Jean Barnes is an experienced teacher, counselor, psychologist, and mother. In this book, she offers six practices for use in successful parenting. They are:

Show your children that you truly love them
Use discipline to maintain life and freedom
Recognize the purpose and passions in your child’s heart
Help your child build good character
Empower your child to be responsible
Persevere through difficult times and never give up

Using a biblical approach, Jean shares knowledge, experiences, and recommendations for more purposeful parenting. Each of the practices she suggests is detailed, well written, and easy to understand. Purposeful Parenting is an enjoyable, insightful parenting resource!

I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for an unbiased review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this book and share my thoughts.

I have submitted my review on the following sites: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christianbook, DeeperShopping, and Goodreads.  

With over 50 years experience, including educator, psychologist & mother, Jean Barnes has written a book on raising children using biblical principals and common sense. With six easy to follow chapters she takes readers through steps that will help manage and guide children. "Purposeful Parenting: Six Steps to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids" is an excellent parenting resource for what every parent and grandparent wants...to bring out the best in our children. It is chocked full of wisdom, scripture, instructions, ideas, advice, and stories of experiences. Even as a grandmother I learned from it. It is engaging, humorous, enlightening, and yet serious. Any parent, new or seasoned, would appreciate reading this book. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I have posted reviews on Goodreads, cbd.com, & Amazon.

I posted my review on my blog at http://fivesavedbygrace.blogspot.com/2015/10/book-review-purposeful... . I also posted my review on Amazon.com, Goodreads, and DeeperShopping. Fantastic parenting book!

~Urailak (Living for God)
P.S. I'm sorry for having taken such a long time to post my review. I have been having trouble with my eyes (retinal tear in my left eye) so I've tried to limit my time in reading and on computer.

Purposeful Parenting is not a how to do it manual. It is more a book of examples that any parent can choose to implement for help in raising their children. There are six chapters and each one is full with stories, thoughts, and resources. It can be used by parents of children of any age group.

I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

This review will be posted on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Christianbook, and Goodreads. 


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