The bottom line...we love our children! We want them to excel in every part of life. We want them protected, healthy, prosperous, and whole. We want God's best and most blessed for them, so that they can be a blessing to others; touching hearts for the Kingdom of God. But, how do we do that? We do that by diligently confessing the Word of God, in faith, over our children. We speak His life over their lives, and believe the promises of God. It doesn't matter what the world says about our children. What matters is what the WORD says about them. And God's Word is a lifetime guarantee!
The myth of childhood is that it is a happy, carefree time. But typically it is neither carefree nor happy. Raising a Happy Child seeks to change this fact of human development. Why do children suffer this fate? What becomes of our lives is overwhelmingly a function of learned experience...from our family, our peers, and the larger culture...but first and foremost from our parents. The vast majority of parents are good people and would not do anything intentionally to harm their child. But parents are people who are a function of their own upbringing and learned experience. They have their own fears, frustrations, angers, and desires. And they see things through the lens of that experience and those emotions, which in turn impacts how they interact with their children and others. Raising a Happy Child seeks to provide parents with the means to step outside themselves, to be able to experience their child, themselves, and the world around them mostly free of these emotions, thus enabling them to provide their child at all times with the nurturing and love it needs to be happy and secure. This book also guides parents in addressing carious critical development issues that arise in the course of a child's life.
If you look at a Map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two Islands lying in the sea. They are England and Scotland, and Ireland. England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands. Ireland is the next in size. The little neighbouring islands, which are so small upon the Map as to be mere dots, are chiefly little bits of Scotland, -broken off, I dare say, in the course of a great length of time, by the power of the restless water.