Ready For Responsibility: How to Equip Your Children for Work and Marriage by Robert G. BarnesReady For Responsibility: How to Equip Your Children for Work and Marriage by Robert G. Barnes

Ready For Responsibility: How to Equip Your Children for Work and Marriage

byRobert G. Barnes, Robert Barnes

Paperback | December 13, 1996

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They're growing up faster than you'd ever imagined. Before you know it, high school will be behind them. Will your children be ready for the complex choices and responsibilities that await them as adults? Parenting authority Dr. Bob Barnes believes the time to prepare children for successful public, personal, and private lives is now, while they're at home. How? By giving them a "learners permit" : opportunities to develop the skills, experiences, and characters that will help them become good decision makers, good marriage-partners, and good communicators, employees, and money-managers -- and godly individuals whose Christian faith runs deep. In Ready for Responsibility, Dr. Barnes steers you beyond fearful and passive parenting styles to become a "training parent." Complete with practical questions and exercises, here's how you can give your children one of your greatest gifts as a parent: the means to succeed in life.
Dr. Robert and Rosemary Barnes are conference speakers and coauthors of Rock-Solid Marriage and We Need to Talk. Dr. Robert Barnes is executive director of Sheridan House Family Ministries, the author of several books, host of the weekly "Family Time Radio" program, and writer of a newspaper column on family issues. Rosemary Barnes is...
Title:Ready For Responsibility: How to Equip Your Children for Work and MarriageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.06 × 5.25 × 0.63 inPublished:December 13, 1996Publisher:Zondervan

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310201357

ISBN - 13:9780310201359


Table of Contents

CONTENTSIntroductionPart 1: Parenting for Tomorrow1. The Learner's Permit2. Children Are Growing Up to Be Children3. Sink or Swim?4. The Three Arenas of LifePart 2: Raising an Employable Child5. The ICE Plan6. Avoid Irresponsibility and Excuses7. First and Last8. Could Your Child Answer the Call?Part 3: Raising a Marriageable Child9. Preparing for a Partner10. Practice Makes Prepared11. They're Watching12. Purposeful Communication13. Prepare Them to Handle Money or Money Will Handle Them14. Sex Is Not a Four-Letter WordPart 4: Teaching the Decision-Making Template15. Raise the Standard16. Teach the Standard17. Conflict or Concert18. Most Likely to Succeed

From Our Editors

LDr. Bob Barnes offers practical suggestions and specific advice on how to teach children the skills that they need to be good employees and marriage partners. Using stories and personal anecdotes, Barnes talks about such issues as dating, allowances, manners, communication skills, responsibilities, authority, sex education and more. But not only does he give advice, Dr. Barnes also helps parents apply the insights and create their own specific plan for parenting