Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries

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JUNE HUNT is Founder and CSO (Chief Servant Officer) of Hope for the Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry started in 1986. The ministry provides biblical hope and practical help in 27 languages and over 60 countries. She also hosts the award-winning radio program Hope In The Night. . Her numerous books include Seeing Yourself Through God’s EyesHealing the Hurting Heart, and Bonding with Your Teen through Boundaries.

Combined, the broadcasts air on nearly 900 outlets worldwide. One of the world’s leading biblical counselors, June is also an accomplished musician, popular speaker and top-selling author dedicated to presenting God’s Truth for Today’s Problems.

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Review

As a mother of a tween and a teen, I was riveted by all the sound biblical/parental advice given in June Hunt and PeggySue Wells’ book Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries! I struggled to put it down. I am excited to share my thoughts on it as well as offer you a chance to win your own FREE copy of Hunt’s book at the end of this post!

The first part of their book is devoted to explaining what are healthy boundaries and their benefits. In the second half, Hunt and Wells discuss tough topics such as lying, anger, cheating, cliques, wardrobe, disrespectfulness, gossip, tattling, whining, homework hassles, peer pressure, substance abuse, stealing, tardiness, etc. Each issue is thoroughly reviewed with an example and prudent tips are given on how to handle each situation.

Each page spoke to me as a Mom, because I’ve faced and may face trials in our family. Hunt and teach us how to draw and maintain boundary lines in order to build strong relationships with our precious children. While reading the chapter on back talk, my daughter said something sassy and rolled her eyes at me as if on queue. I put my book down, and tried implementing their simple recipe for respectful communication…and it worked!. Now, I have the tool to maintain the behavior until it becomes part of her character.

One of my favorite chapters is about bullying. As a society, it’s become epidemic as evidenced on many talk shows, social media, news and self-defense classes offered. Hunt and Wells give practical advice on how to look for signs of bullying, and what to do if your child is being bullied or is a bully.

Like you, I want to raise my son and daughter with strong godly character. Using sound tools such Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries helped me to be a better parent. So, if you too are looking for practical tips with spiritual insight, I highly recommend Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries!

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this book review; just passing on a Good Read.

Giveaway!

Now it’s your turn to read Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries as we’re giving away a FREE copy. I’d love to hear from other Moms and Dads seeking to raise their children with godly character. Simply comment below on what boundaries you set and how do you implement/maintain them? Your name will then be placed in a drawing.

On September 14, 2015, we will randomly select a winner. The winner must supply his/her mailing address to us no later than September 21. One Free copy will then be shipped directly to the winner’s address provided.

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3 thoughts on “Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries

  1. As a parent, I honestly don’t understand how you can survive raising kids without some boundaries. With that said, I’ve got to admit that we never actually sat down and made a list of limits and boundaries for our kids to live by. I suppose that what worked in our house was the fact that both parents (my spouse and I) went into the this family adventure with a background of knowing what “common courtesy” is and trying our best to follow the Golden Rule of treating other people the way that you’d want to be treated. We’ve just tried to instill those same values in our kids by correcting their course when they started to stray.

    We’re not perfect, and our parenting journey continues, but I do have to say that it’s vitally important for parents to realize that children are NOT miniature adults who can connect all of the “logical” points that seem so apparent to most grown-ups. They need constant guidance when they are very young. As they get older, I think that we, as parents, have to use our best judgement about when to start letting them learn from experience because at a certain point, taking your parent’s word for it just isn’t enough anymore. Do I have all of the right answers? Hardly, but I do think that my kids are growing up to be some pretty good people and I’m very proud of them. If I knew all of the right parenting answers, I’d write a book of my own and fix all of the sad and broken relationships in the world. For now, we’ll just keep on following our instincts, letting our kids know that we love them every day, and praying to God that we’ll have a little guidance along the way when we feel like thumping our heads off the wall. 🙂

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