Sunday, July 16, 2017

Book Review: Are My Kids On Track?

Are My Kids On Track?
The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach

Author:  Sissy Goff, David Thomas, & Melissa Trevathan
Publisher:  Bethany House
Pages:  294
Audience:  Parents
Genre:  Christian Living/Parenting

     Are My Kids on Track? asks the question that are on many parents’ minds.  Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan, all licensed therapists, take us through three important milestones:  emotional, social, and spiritual that will help parents determine if their children are on track.  Each milestone is explained through its stumbling blocks and its building blocks.  The stumbling and building blocks are identified and explained in detail for both boys and girls.  Some of the topics within each milestone discuss emotional vocabulary, perspective, empathy, reciprocity, identity, mercy, and ownership.  The authors even include a section at the end of each chapter that gives parents pracitical ideas on how to build on the topic discussed in the chapter.

     I really think this book is a great tool for parents.  It discusses key areas in children’s 
development that are very pertinent.  I think the authors’ give wonderful examples through their work with children and families.  Scripture verses were wonderful examples of how others in the Bible struggled similarly and give hope and encouragement.

     The African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” is true and I consider the advice from these fellow villagers (Sissy Goff, David Thomas, & Melissa Trevathan) to be very helpful.

Happy Reading!

Note:  I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.

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