Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Discovering Your Children's Gifts

I found a new book for parents to read, "Discovering Your Children's Gifts" by Don and Katie Fortune. I first discovered the Fortunes with their adult version of the book about 15 years ago. I'm fascinated by the way God has gifted us to be so uniquely different, and I'm excited about having this new tool for parenting.

Here's how the authors describe the book on their website:

Discover Your Children's Gifts: A parent's handbook to recognize and develop your children's God-given gifts

Biblical handbook to help you discover . . .
How gifting formulates a child's personality
How to encourage development of your child's gifts
New insights for effective communication
How to enhance your child's education
Ways to work well with teens
Insights for those who work with children

Did you know that your children's behavior patterns and personality traits are influenced by their motivational gifts? Maybe you're troubled because you son seems to be almost too "picky" about choosing friends. This is often the mark of a perceiver. Do your daughter's teachers claim she is a "daydreamer"? Most likely she is a compassion person.

In Discover Your Children's Gifts, Don and Katie Fortune help you recognize and develop your children's gifts. Based on Proverbs 22:6 and Romans 12:6-8, this fun, eye-opening workbook gives clear direction for identifying your children's personality gifts and helping them reach their God-given potential.

The book offers 4 different test levels - for preschoolers up to teenagers. I wasn't really impressed with the test for preschoolers, but I loved the primary test that I took for my 6-year old. I feel better equipped to encourage him in his growth & development.

Happy reading and pondering!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an excellent book that highlights the role of identifying early strenghts in children for future academic/professional success.

The author suggests that all parents should be the first to seek those natural abilities in their child and look for ways to enrich their development.

This book also inspired me to start an educational consulting business that specializes in assessing for early strengths/talents in children.

Just do a search for 'brightdvp' to see some of the articles we've published regarding this topic.

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