Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): The following is a review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

My son saw me reading this book and said, “It sure seems like you have a lot of books with similar titles laying around here.”

It’s true. I’m practically a parenting book junkie. I just want to do this right. I don’t want mediocre kids, I want great kids, who love the Lord, love their parents, love each other, and love the world. Every book I have bought offers a unique perspective.

8SimpleToolsForRaisingGreatKids_3D8 Simple Tools is a great book. The book is small, and so are the chapters. It’s great for busy parents. Each tool is broken up into bite-sized chunks.

The 8 Tools are:

Each chapter starts out with a story of Dr Todd’s own children or his clients. I love to see real-life situations to help me better know how to respond in my own life.

I admit that I teared up quite a few times as I realized mistakes I’d been making with my precious boys. But it’s never too late to turn things around.

Sure there were a few things that I knew already, but had I implemented them in our family? No. This is a little book that will get a lot of use. Lots of underlining and highlighting.

My only complaint about the book was that there wasn’t much scripture used in the actual chapters. There were lots of footnotes that listed verses, but I like them spelled out in front of me. I’m sure this was to save room and keep it a small book.

Aside from that, I strongly suggest every parent or parent-to-be pick up this book.

About the book:
“I love my child, but parenting is hard.”

Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Let child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.

Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:

Maintain a healthy relationship with your child
Develop a nurturing home culture
Correct behavior in lasting ways
Designed for busy parents, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship with your child will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in their heart, and ultimately, seeing them flourish.


Take a couple quizzes: http://www.8simpletools.com/assessment/
Official Website: http://www.8simpletools.com
Dr. Todd Cartmell’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Todd-Cartmell-193405444025914/
Purchase: at amazon, on amazon ebook, or at http://moodypublishers.com
SPECIAL DEAL: Free access to the HEARTS AT HOME “ESSENTIAL WORKSHOP COLLECTION FOR PARENTS” with every purchase: http://www.8simpletools.com/purchase-with-offer (so you not only get 50% off with the coupon code at http://moodypublishers.com, but also get access to a slew of freebies). Coupon for 50% off (only good at http://moodypublishers.com from April 15-May 15) : GREATKIDS16

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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