The Family Toolbox reminded our family a lot of CharacterFirst! When you see solid Biblical Principles; you will also see unity. These ideas are timeless and I promise you, they work! This program has a DVD with two different videos for each lesson. One is an enactment of a fairly typical family conflict. The other is a chat/lesson on how the conflict can be properly dealt with and avoided in the future. These include PRACTICAL and USEFUL information that you CAN implement in your family.
- It Starts with the Heart
- Follow Instructions Well
- Handle Pressure Without Loosing Your Cool
- The Value of Correction
- The Importance of Responsibility
- Accept No as an Answer
- Deal with Your Own Anger
- Consider the Needs of Others
Another tool is a workbook for the family to go through with additional instruction and ideas for parents and some great discussion questions and verses for memorization. This program is intended for teens, but our 8 & 11 year olds were easily catching on to some of the concepts.
One of my favorite parts was in lesson 4, The Value of Correction. Dr. Turansky and Mrs. Miller shared a 3-step process we can all find very valuable. When we do something wrong ask: 1stWhat did I do wrong? 2nd Why was it wrong? and 3rd What can I do different next time I find myself in a similar situation? Even the 21 & 24 year olds could see the wisdom in those simple questions. (I often go through these steps myself… I just haven’t thought about it quite this way.) As you can see, this is something the whole family can benefit from. Especially if you find your family in repeated conflict, I encourage you to consider buying this. The little bit of time it would take your family to go through this and implement the very realistic suggestions would make a world of difference.
The Family Toolbox is a DVD/video-driven program that brings parents and teens together for constructive dialogue around significant issues of discipleship. Conversation is sparked by engaging video clips. Sixteen Life Success Principles are communicated through eight lessons that give parents and teens biblically-based, practical topics for discussion. The format grabs teens and gets them interacting.
The Family Toolbox has 8 lessons. Each one has a 1-2 minute scene of a family living life and experiencing common challenges in their relationships. A discussion guide prompts dialogue between parents and teens and a 10-minute teaching session for parents featuring Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN gives practical tools to use right away.
You can purchase The Family Toolbox from the Biblical Parenting site.
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