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Nurturing the Leader within Your Child

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For years the parenting question I have often pondered is what was the parenting style of the Hebrew children’s parents? As you will recall from the Book of Daniel:  Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego) were taken away at a young age but exhibited a faith in God that many adults struggle with even today. How can I as a parent raise children who will not bow their knee to any of the world’s distractions?

Dr. Tim Elmore’s book, Nurturing the Leader within Your Child, first opened my eyes to the prospect of raising children to be leaders. No matter the calling placed on their life by God, our children need to have the skills and understanding of leadership. From a Christian perspective, Dr. Elmore gives practical tools to encourage character growth and mentoring opportunities in the family. He also helps parents recognize teachable moments and shares key qualities and skills leaders must know. Parents with any age children will benefit from this book.

Other resources available from Dr. Tim Elmore include his website Growing Leaders and Habitudes along with his blog.

209614: Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to KnowBy Tim Elmore & John Maxwell / Thomas Nelson

How do I bring out the best in my child? What can I do to help my children reach their full potential? Why is it important to encourage leadership in my child? John Maxwell protigi, Dr. Tim Elmore, answers these questions and others in Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child. Using a survey of over 3,000 students, he enters the minds of today’s youth to understand their desire to affect their world, their way.Beginning with a foreword by John C. Maxwell, the book is in four unique sections (What You Need to Know, What They Need to Know, When to Seize the Moment, How to Pass it On). Dr. Elmore gives practical tools for bridging the generation gap to foster character and growth in your children. Offering a list of fundamental qualities every leader must possess, Dr. Elmore helps parents and youth workers recognize teachable moments and equips them to structure an individual mentoring plan for each child. Finally, he offers evaluation methods for recognizing progress.

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About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

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Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

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