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Joey and Carla Link always do a fabulous job of talking about parenting biblically and practically. Our family has found their new book to be no exception. The author’s discuss the basics of first time obedience—what it is, what it isn’t—and more importantly, HOW to teach it to our kids. The focus is not on outward behavior, but on reaching the hearts of our children. If you are struggling to understand and achieve obedience in your home this book is a must read. It’s a straightforward, easy read, loaded with practical tips and step-by-step instructions that can be used in teaching our children.
-Universal City, TX
This is a fabulous book for all parents….and a book that should be revisited time and time again as children explore the world of growing up!!!!! Joey and Carla Link touch on the most important tips to raise responsible and respectful children–my favorites being the explanations of what obedience does NOT look like and the importance of first time obedience and how to achieve it. This easy to read book is filled with real life examples and success stories. Readers will finish this book feeling empowered and encouraged in their parenting walk. My 4 children range from preschool age to teenager and “Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave” hits areas that all 4 struggle with from time to time!
This is a wonderful resource for parents with kids of all ages. I love that it is an easy read with a ton of practical advice! The parenting principles discussed in this book have been life changing for our family. Our children are ages 14 and 11 and they both wanted to read the book themselves to see what it was all about. It took our 14 year old less than a week to read it and when she was finished she said, “this is good stuff, mom!” Our family definitely gives it 2 thumbs up!
-New Albany, IN
We’ve followed the Links for years as they were refining their biblical parenting principles. We have a large family and have benefited greatly from principles they have consistently explained in understandable ways. This book offers solid advice from real world experience in applying basic biblical principles consistently and intelligently. A good addition to your parenting library!
-Twin Cities, Minnesota
The Link’s helped our family tremendously through this book. Their wisdom regarding raising our children is priceless. It really opened my eyes to the practical tools that we need every day. Honestly, I would rather buy this book for someone instead of lending it out because it is a consistent resource for us. Carla’s background as a social worker serves as an invaluable viewpoint on self-control sit time over time-outs and allowing freedoms. We love this book and are grateful to have it!
“Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave?” by JoeyandCarla Link provided my husband and I with practical tools to understand and train our children to become responsible for their actions and behaviors. It taught us how simple principles can have huge outcomes on how our children behave and respond to not only us as parents, but also to others around them. This book has truly revolutionized our parenting skills! It is a MUST HAVE for all parents of school-aged through teenage children.
“This book is an awesome resource for parents with children of all ages. Typical of the Link’s, this is a very practical resource that all parents should read. It has honest understanding, encouragement and practical instruction for parents to help them get their kids to behave. The authors also explain what obedience is and importantly, what it is not, in a way that helps parents get their children to obey. It encourages single parents and us that it never too late to change our parenting to make a difference in our children’s lives. It has lots of examples that we can all relate to as parents. This book is a combination of Joey & Carla’s wealth of pastoral experience in youth and family ministries. It contains much of the essential teaching and wisdom found in their Mom’s Notes presentations, but is just the tip of the iceberg compared to them.”
-Growing Families Australia
“I was encouraged by a friend to read this book. I am thankful that I took their advice. This book is very practical and useful in everyday living. It is great for all ages. They use great examples that really hit home and challenge us to grow as parents. Anyone who is looking for advice on parenting that is biblical, you can be confident in this book. I know you will be encouraged, challenged and blessed as you read this book.”
“My husband often travels for work, and I knew I had to step up my consistency when dealing with our kids. A friend recommended I read “Why Can’t I Get My Kids To Behave”, and I was so glad I did! It gave me hands-on, super-practical ideas to implement when my husband is away and I am thankful we work on them together when he is home. The information in this book is do-able and helps keep me sane when my husband is on the road. My husband and I are greatly encouraged by the changes we have seen in our kids already! Such a quick, easy read. You won’t regret reading this one!”
Reviews from Amazon.com
“I was attracted to the title “Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave?” because I have often wondered this myself. I was afraid I was picking up another parenting book that wouldn’t give lasting results, but I was surprised by the way they explained obedience and made it so doable. I tried what they suggested and it worked! They gave a new twist to solving problems every parent faces when dealing with disobedient children. It made me think about things like lecturing and nagging in a new way, and I can clearly see that I will not have different kids until they have a different mom! I have some bad habits to break, but just like they said many times, I am learning to take it one step at a time. I will be recommending this book to all my friends.”
K. Johnson Posted on Amazon
“I just finished reading this excellent book. As a parent of 4 children, I was eager to hear what the authors would say the problem is. They carefully laid out what obedience looks like and gave lots of examples. They also shared the right tools we should use as parents to get our kids to behave and what common wrong tools we use that thwart our efforts. I especially liked the importance that was given to the marriage relationship and to having your children apologize for their misbehavior. I would definitely recommend this book. I am encouraged to persevere in my parenting efforts!”
L. Nightingale posted on Amazon
“This book offers hope to frustrated parents. Its clear, step by step, method is easy to understand and implement. Obedient children are able to learn. Our home is more peaceful since mom is more peaceful.”
Daniel S. Brewer posted on Amazon
As an educational psychologist and facilitator of parenting classes, I am always looking for better resources for parents. Unfortunately, most parenting books describe the kinds of kids you want to have, but don’t really show you how to get there. This book, however, provides practical steps to get you from where you are in your parenting to where you want to be. I particularly like how the “what if my child won’t…” sections help break down behavior management techniques into even smaller steps so that everyone can find a place to begin successfully. I plan to recommend this valuable resource to every parent who asks me, “Why can’t I get my kids to behave?”
ADNorman posted on Amazon
Do you want to know how to get your kids to do their chores? Do you want to stop lecturing, reminding and nagging your kids? Are you wondering if it is worth disciplining your children when they won’t stay in a chair for a time-out? Then you should read Joey & Carla Link’s new book “Why Can’t I Get My Kids to Behave?” It is an awesome resource for all parents with children of all ages and would be an ideal resource for any Growing Kids God’s Way Class. Typical of the Link’s, this is a very practical resource that all parents should read. It has honest understanding, encouragement and practical instruction for parents to help them get their kids to behave. They also explain what obedience is and importantly, what it is not, in a way that helps parents get their children to obey. It certainly encourages single parents too and encourages us that it never too late to change our parenting to make a difference. It has lots of practical examples that we can all relate to as parents and then shows us how to deal with them.
This book is a combination of Joey & Carla’s wealth of pastoral experience in youth and family ministries. It contains much of the essential teaching and wisdom found in Mom’s Notes, but is not a substitute – so if you like this book we recommend that you get your hands on either the Mom’s Notes audio or written notes.
Alicia Bongers, Brisbane Qld Australia