8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids Book Review

*Disclosure: I did receive this book free in exchange for my honest unbiased review. These are my opinions and experiences and yours may differ.*

As a first time mom I am always looking for ways to improve. I have areas in my parenting that I feel I do poorly at. I am horrible at disciplining and I tend to yell. I think the discipline part is because right now Christine is an only child and is spoiled. I love to get new insight on how to be a better mom.
This book is a great tool and was a pretty fast read. It is one I will go back to when I need advice again. There are 8 sections that cover different tools. Some of them are listening, talking, and even correcting. The last was my favorite because I really needed some tips an help in that area. 

About the Author:

 Dr. Todd earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He then moved to Columbus, OH, where he completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Wright State University at the Children’s Hospital. Since then, he has done his clinical work at Summit Clinical Services in Wheaton, IL, where he continue to see children, teens, and families on a full-time basis. 
He has written five parenting books (faith based), which you can learn more about on the Books page. He has presented many parenting workshops at mom’s conferences (Hearts at Home, MOPS International), MOPS groups, churches, and schools, which you can read about on the Workshop page. He has also recently developed a skill-building game for kids called The Flexible Thinking Game. 
In his free time, he enjoys doing anything with his wife, spending time with his boys whenever possible, reading, running, and playing jazz piano any chance I get. His Christian faith is an important part of his life and thinking, and he is continually thankful for God’s grace, of which he is an undeserving recipient. 

You can get a 50% off the book using the links below and the code GREATKIDS16.
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  1. I think I need this book. While I've been parenting for the past 20 years I still need to improve in a lot of ways and I tend to yell at times too.