Episode 214 - Amber Lia, Helping Us Parent Gently
A former high school English teacher, Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom of four little boys under the age of ten. She and her husband, Guy, own Storehouse Media Group, a faith and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her blog at Mother of Knights (www.motherofknights.com).
Her Books we talked about:
Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses
Parenting Scripts: When What You're Saying Isn't Working, Say Something New
Gentle Parenting with Amber and Wendy
"Do you believe your struggle with anger stems from the wrong behavior you see displayed in your children? The knee-jerk reactions and blow-ups you’re facing are often a result of a bigger set of “triggers.” Some of these are external, like a child’s disobedience, backtalk, or selective hearing, while others are internal, like an overflowing schedule, sleep-deprivation, or perhaps your own painful experiences from childhood.
Triggers: Exchanging Parent’s Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses examines these common parenting issues that cause us to explode inappropriately at our children. Moving beyond simple parenting tips on how to change your child’s behavior, authors Amber Lia and Wendy Speake offer biblical insight and practical tools to equip and encourage you on the journey away from anger-filled reactions toward gentle, biblical responses."
About Parenting Scripts:
"You want to say the right thing when your children do wrong — trouble is most parents aren't sure where to even begin. Parenting Scripts is the much-needed resource for moms and dads who are desperate to speak life to their children instead of defaulting to the same old words and ineffective consequences. Focusing on the most ordinary and yet troublesome areas in our daily routines, Parenting Scripts helps parents to craft intentional and well thought out and prayed over words. When parents step back to consider their children's wrong actions, there's a chance they can plan the right reactions. In the margins of their busy day, Parenting Scripts leads parents to a calm place where they can pinpoint their family's bad habits and choose better ways of dealing with immature behavior — theirs and their children's. Laid out as a parenting book and workbook all in one, each of the thirty-one short chapters includes:
Parenting Script - main lesson, complete with a script to try at home
Scriptures - verses to apply
Prayer Script - prayer to pray
Make the script your own - empty pages to write down your own parenting script"