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When Your Child Is Hurting: Helping Your Kids Survive the Ups and Downs of Life by [Whitwer, Glynnis]
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"When Your Child is Hurting offers wise and constructive advice. Whitwer takes the reader into 15 difficult situations, gently showing parents how to help their child grow and succeed through each. This is a valuable parenting resource!"
--T. Suzanne Eller, author of The Mom I Want to Be

"Glynnis touches the deepest part of a mother's heart with wisdom and compassion. When our kids hurt, we hurt. Glynnis speaks as a trusted friend who has walked this path--she tenderly speaks truth that we can start applying to hard situations today.  If there is one book I could recommend on this subject, it would be this one."
--Lysa TerKeurst, author What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, What Happens When Women Walk in Faith, and The Bathtub Is Overflowing but I Feel Drained

"In When Your Child Is Hurting, Glynnis gently equips parents with practical and biblical ways to help children deal with the bumps and bruises, disappointments and disasters, and perplexities and pains of everyday life.  She neither coddles nor controls, but rather demonstrates how to create a safe environment, which allows children to face the struggles of life head-on and realize their full potential as a man or woman of God.  Parents who read this book will have the needed tools to raise emotionally healthy and spiritually confident adults."
--Sharon Jaynes, author of Being a Great Mom, Raising Great Kids and The Power of a Woman's Words.

"When a child hurts, his mom hurts. Author Glynnis Whitwer tackles the tough issues of growing up with a warm, compelling style. Pointing both parent and child to God's Word for His counsel and to God's heart for His comfort, Glynnis offers real advice for what real life dishes up. When Your Child Is Hurting belongs on every parent's shelf."
--Rebecca Ingram Powell, author of Season of Change: Parenting Your Middle Schooler with Passion and Purpose

"When your Child is Hurting is a comprehensive guidebook for parents full of practical tips, stories from families around the nation, and Scripture. This book will reassure parents as they seek to understand and navigate their kids' journeys through the minefield of childhood."
--Mary E. DeMuth, author of Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture

"When Your Child Is Hurting is a needed resource for parents of all ages. As a mom of four children, I have faced my children's fears and disappointments right along with them and am so thankful for Glynnis' encouragement and insight. This book will have a positive impact on families of all types and give parents the tools they need to help their children through their own hurting times."
--Trish Berg, author of Rattled: Surviving Your Baby's First Year Without Losing Your Cool

"Glynnis has done a superb job of defining the everyday hurts our kids face and offering practical advice for helping them overcome those hurts. As a mom of three grown children, I can honestly say I wish I'd had this resource when they were still young. It's never too late, however. I'll pass it along to my kids so my grandchildren can benefit from the wisdom it contains!"
--Grace Fox, author of 10-Minute Time Outs for You and Your Kids and 10-Minute Time Outs for Moms

"Children today face so many difficulties and rejections. Whitwer helps parents practically address the hurtful issues by bringing grace and healing in a way that brings resolution to their problems. This is a valuable tool for parents."
--Sally Clarkson, Whole Heart Ministries

"From the tender dedication to the final page of chapter 16 author Glynnis Whitwer graciously communicates that Jesus is the best model we have for preserving through life's disappointments. Infused by real life examples, supported by memory verses, encouraging words, and discussion or journal questions When Your Child is Hurting is an essential volume to add to your parenting library."
--Dr. Patricia A. Ennis, co-author of Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God

"Glynnis Whitwer's When Your Child is Hurting is a terrific, well-written tome, that I can sincerely recommend to parents.
"When Your Child is Hurting speaks to the heart of every mom with empathy, examples, and exhortation. It's true; we all want to protect our kids from hurt but that prohibits them from experiencing the educational reality of life, developing character, or becoming healthily independent. The better--and the more reasonable--approach is to show unconditional love, support, counsel, and maturity. I felt the author wrote with compassion and, yet through stories, revealed her personal insights, shortcomings, and growth."
--Brenda Nixon, MA, speaker and author of the award-winning The Birth to Five Book

About the Author

Glynnis Whitwer is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries, a speaker at special events and women's retreats across the country, and the author of work@home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home. She and her husband, Tod, both work from their home in Arizona where they raise their five children.

Product details

  • File Size: 1975 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002N2YM2U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #850,118 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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