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A Focus Series

Key parenting principles

An introduction to some fundamental parenting strategies

The first and most essential requirement for effective parenting is to ensure that your child always feels a close emotional connection to you. You know that you love your child to bits, but your child may not always sense that. Your child needs to be able to feel your love on their side of the relationship. On this page you’ll learn about attachment, that is, how to maintain that close relationship with your child. Plus, you’ll learn some additional principles that apply to other important areas of parenting.


Maintaining a close emotional bond with your child

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How We Love Our Kids by Milan and Kay Yerkovich

The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Created to Connect study guide by Karyn Purvis and Michael and Amy Munroe


Maintaining a close emotional bond during discipline

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The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Created to Connect study guide by Karyn Purvis and Michael and Amy Munroe


Building emotional intelligence and resilience

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Are My Kids On Track? by Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevathan

What Am I Feeling? by Josh and Christi Straub


Bringing out the best in your child: Character and academics

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Start With the Heart by Kathy Koch

Growing With Broadcast Bundle - book and broadcast featuring Kara Powell and Steven Argue

You Can't Make Me . . .  by Cynthia Tobias


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