As a freedom-over-formula parenting book for moms, dads, and caregivers of all ages, Child Proof provides biblical insight and encouragement for readers who want to parent by faith. As an experienced counselor of children and families and an adoptive and foster mom applying the CCEF model of biblical change, Julie Lowe uses Scripture and biblical wisdom to teach caregivers how to know their children and specifically love them with the love of Christ.
Every family is unique, which is why Child Proof explores the need for parents to cultivate personal and intimate care for their children as modeled in God’s individual, personal, and fatherly care to his children. This child-rearing book lays a foundation of parenting by faith and progresses by teaching readers how they can know their own kids well and raise them accordingly. By discussing particular issues moms and dads might have in family life, Lowe demonstrates how formulas aren’t the answer, and parenting with biblical wisdom is best for a proactive rather than reactive approach to parenting.
Through Lowe’s personal and professional experience, moms, dads, and caregivers,as well as those helping parents—pastors, counselors, youth workers, and churches—will discover gospel-centered application rather than formulas for the ideal family, equipping guardians to be experts at knowing their own children so they can know Scripture and live it out personally in their homes.
By establishing a mindset rather than a model or a step-by-step “how to” approach to parenting, Child Proof empowers readers to come up with their own blueprint for their families through a biblical framework.
Publisher: New Growth Press
Publication Date: 2018
Introduction: When God Writes Your Story
Part I: The Foundations for Parenting by Faith
Chapter 1 – Freedom vs. Formula
Chapter 2 – Christ-Centered Parenting
Chapter 3 – Becoming an Expert on Your Family
Chapter 4 – Parenting According to the Needs of Your Family
Chapter 5 – When Rules Are Broken
Chapter 6 – Building Bridges to Your Children
Part II: Parenting by Faith Applied
Chapter 7 – Parenting a Difficult Child
Chapter 8 – Parenting an Anxious Child
Chapter 9 – Parenting a Child with Disabilities
Chapter 10 – When Your Child Says, “I Don’t Know”
Chapter 11 – When Your Child Says, “I Am Bored”
Chapter 12 – When Your Child Isn’t Thankful
Chapter 13 – The Importance of Role Playing and Practice
Chapter 14 – Technology and Your Child
Chapter 15 – When Your Child Breaks Your Heart