Unspoiling Your Children

The Reformed Reader

I’m not sure what to think of this: one of my favorite parenting books isn’t a Christian one.  I do, of course, believe we should raise our children in a distinctly Christian manner, centered around God and his Word.  And of course there are helpful Christian parenting books out there (some unhelpful ones as well!).  But sometimes Christian parents should remember that in God’s common grace, we can learn from those who don’t hold explicitly Christian views.  This book, How to Unspoil Your Child Fast by Dr. R. Bromfield, is a great example.

Even if we may not realize it, most of us who are parents today (myself included) spoil our kids to some extent.  We allow our kids to argue with us, we do too much for our kids, we cater to them too often, we side with our child instead of the teacher or coach, we do…

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