“‘Home, sweet home’ is much more than a cliché; it’s a critically important goal toward which we should all strive as parents. Making your home a safe house is one of the best investments of time and energy you can possibly make. Joshua Straub shows how in this insightful book.” —Jim Daly
, president of Focus on the FamilyThe Definitive Guide to Intentional Parenthood
Parenting isn’t rocket science; but it is brain surgery. This simple theme serves as the cornerstone on which child psychology expert, Dr. Joshua Straub, constructs one of the most anticipated parenting books of year. Unlike most parenting books, Safe House: How Emotional Safety is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well
(WaterBrook Press, Oct. 20, 2015), takes a parent-first approach and invites parents to piece together the various parts of their own story in an effort to understand the way they relate to their children.
“While many parenting books are filled with techniques to get our children to behave better, sleep more, cry less, and so forth, my heart is first for you as a parent,”
Dr. Straub explains.
Dr. Straub draws from extensive research, his years of experience counseling thousands of families and undeniable Biblical truths to help parents:
· Foster healthy identity and social development in children of any age.
· Discipline in a way that builds true relationship.
· Cultivate responsible, self-regulating behavior in children.
· Establish a firm foundation of faith, morality and values in the home.
Dr. Straub’s voice is one of both an expert and
a fellow parent and accomplishes the almost impossible task of leading parents toward a new perspective without
leaving them with guilt or shame for the parenting mistakes they’ve made in the past. “Will we make mistakes?” Dr. Straub asks. “Absolutely. But realize this, you have what it takes to write a story full of beauty and joy for your kids. And it’s a good thing, too, because nobody has the power to write (and rewrite) our children’s life story more than we do.”
Complete with practical steps in each chapter and a Safe House Parenting Assessment, this groundbreaking new book is a must-read for any parent who is seeking scientifically based and
Biblically sound advice on how to become a more intentional parent. With incredible clarity, Safe House
gets straight to the heart of what children really need to thrive—an emotionally secure parent.
Praise for Safe House
“There’s no greater joy than raising children. There’s also no greater sorrow than when you don’t feel like you have what it takes to do it. Using the transparency of his own story, as well as his experience as a family counselor and dad himself, Josh provides a road map for making our homes the emotionally safest places in the world for our kids. Most importantly, you walk away with a true sense of encouragement that you really do have what it takes to write beautiful stories for your kids!”
—Candace Cameron Bure
, actress, author, producer, and mom
is a must-read and a humbling reminder that there’s no safety outside of God’s sovereignty. Thank you, Joshua, for reminding us that it’s never too late to raise kids who live, love, and lead well.”—Shelene Bryan
, founder of Skip1.org and author of Love Skip Jump
“To the exhausted parent, these pages are filled with hope. To the insecure parent, these pages are filled with confidence. To the parent trying to win your child’s heart before the culture does, these pages are empowering. Josh has created an insightful work-of-heart that will truly impact families for generations to come!”—Shannon Ethridge,
MA, life/relationship coach and author of 22 books, including the million-copy, best-selling Every Woman’s Battle seriesABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOSHUA STRAUB, PhD, is an author, speaker, and family advocate. He has trained thousands of professionals in Critical Incident Stress Management. Dr. Straub has used his experience and knowledge in the area of trauma to help people around the world, most notably in Rwanda to help communities recover from the 1994 genocide. Previously, he served as the Senior Director of Professional Development for the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is currently assistant professor at Liberty University Online and serves on the teaching team at Woodland Hills Family Church. He has been featured on media outlets including Dr. James Dobson’s FamilyTalk, FamilyLife Today, 100 Huntley St.
and washingtonpost.com. Dr. Straub and his wife Christi reside in the Nashville area and are the proud parents of a son and daughter.
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