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    Walker Moore(Author)

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It's no secret: something has happened to America's families. Dramatic shifts in our culture mean that what was once an acceptable way to produce mature, capable adults has now all but disappeared. In Rite of Passage Parenting, family expert Walker Moore explains how that happened. And after concisely assessing the problem, Moore teaches you how to build into your children''s lives the essential experiences every child needs: (1) an authentic Rite of Passage, (2) Significant Tasks, (3) Logical Consequences, and (4) Grace Deposits from parents, grandparents, and other caring adults.
Walker Moore writes from years of experience as a minister, family speaker, youth culture specialist, and father. He knows well the damage to self-reliance, self-worth, values foundation, and identity that missing out on these essential experiences can cause. In Rite of Passage Parenting, he shows you how to prevent the damage and help your children move toward adulthood in a healthy way.
If you are concerned about the effects of the current cultural chaos; if you notice in your children a lack of responsibility, the lack of a good work ethic, disrespect for authority; if you are worried that your children may experiment with false rites of passage-profanity, smoking, drugs, alcohol, body piercing, or sex-let Walker Moore show you how to provide the four essential experiences most children are missing.

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  • PDF | 272 pages
  • Walker Moore(Author)
  • Thomas Nelson (May 6, 2008)
  • English
  • 7
  • Christian Books & Bibles

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  • By Sarah Belle capozziello on July 18, 2007

    We don't have kids yet but there were so many concepts throughout the book that apply to relationships across the board. The concept of significance hit home immediately and it seems as though I can't get away from it... in some respects this might be the best 'leadership' book I've ever read! Definitely a must read... and I expect it will be in many of our family & friends' stockings this Christmas!

  • By Kristie on August 23, 2012

    I want to start by pointing out that this is written by a youth minister and there are a lot of references to Jesus. If you are unable to get past that then don't bother. That said, I got it from the library & despite skimming through some of the paragraphs, I think it is worth reading.I think the idea of kids needing to be useful is important. I tried it out by having my 2 yr old help feed the pets. He put the bowl with cat food down for the cat, and I gave him the scoop to pour in the dog's bowl. He was SO EXCITED to help out.He talks about (as the title suggests) rites of passage and their importance. I don't know about his explanation of *why* it's important. But the fact that it IS important does ring true for me, and I'm considering how I can incorporate something for my young teen step-daughter.There is also a chapter about logical consequences that I'm about to start. Logical consequences are ... logical LOL, so I'll probably enjoy that chapter.Even if you are not christian/religious I still recommend getting this, perhaps used or from the library.

  • By Kent W. thompson on March 3, 2010

    In his well written and easy to read book, Moore tackles the topic of providing meaningful rites of passage for today's youth. The author is either unaware of the recent brain science regarding human development or he has chosen to ignore it. One of the contradictions in his book comes from his dismissal of the concept of adolescences. He then writes of the nine year path to adult privileges.His perspective is conservative/religious and falls short of examining the information society where today's youth are growing up. His focus is on the shift from the 1950s agrarian culture in America to the industrial revolution. That aside, he rightly notes the need for meaningful experiences in aiding youth to know when they have crossed into adulthood.A good read for those able to sift information and storytelling in order to "try all things and hold fast that which is good."

  • By J. Kennel on September 23, 2010

    This workbook goes along with the book, Rite of Passage Parenting. The books have an extensive Biblical theme, including prayers, attitudes of godliness, and referencing the Bible as the standard throughout. The workbook has directions for a facilitator, so that this can be used in a group setting or by parents alone. It covers a six week period of training and experiences, helping your child learn about attitudes, finances, caring for a home, and becoming an adult.Each week or session of the six sessions has goals to achieve or master the theme, such as logical consequences. The workbook is full of simulator tasks to take your child through so that they can end up doing significant tasks, such as keeping track of finances, making purchases, keeping their end of a contract, and many more.It helps a family see what has worked so far, what needs minor changes or additions, and also how to correct and/or add skills that have been neglected, ignored, or just overlooked. Very helpful book to use on its own or with the main Rite of Passage Parenting book. Parents can hone their skills at teaching, guiding, training, and leading their children into adults who truly have the skills to thrive when they leave home. Great reference for a home library. Two thumbs up!

  • By Mandi Harris on September 17, 2016

    This book was recommended to me by our Missions Pastor, and I was so glad I purchased it. I am always looking for practical parenting tips, and enjoyed the real-life examples Pastor Moore used to drive his points home.

  • By Dennis P. Carey on September 29, 2015

    Terrific. Absolutely terrific. The best.

  • By Beretta on December 27, 2014

    Excellent book, message and Author!!!

  • By SMRT on September 26, 2007

    Having two children, ages 12 and 9, this is great information! Not only does the author describe the current challenge many parents face, he goes on to offer many parenting ideas you can actually use!Since we are not given a "users manual" when our kids are born, this book is really full of helpful, practical ideas. I plan to give this book to many of my friends as gifts.


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