Featured Author: Hal Runkel
Book: Scream-Free Parenting: Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool
A licensed marriage and family therapist and a former pastor, Hal Runkel has provided some advice to equip parents with all they need without resorting to coercion, force, fear, begging, bribery, or screaming. In his book, he exposes a pivotal truth: "No one, not even your kids, can make you feel or do anything. They can't push you over the edge." Before you ask the question...he does have kids of his own (lol).
The book exposes that one of our biggest enemies is our emotional reactivity. It is what happens when our anxiety gets the best of us, and we act in ways that are actually contrary to our intentions. As parents we are called to launch our children into adulthood with the best examples of being adults. So our emotions and our relationships, how we act and take care of ourselves, does really matter.
Our primary responsibility as parents is to create a Christian home that nurtures our children's self direction. How do we want to relate with our kids, regardless of our past influences or their present behavior? Hal Runkel prompts parents to truly investigate the "whys" behind our responses to our children's behavior.
Get a copy of this book and start your journey to scream-free parenting!