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224 pages
Nov 2005
Bethany House

Connecting With Your Kids: How Fast Families Can Move from Chaos to Closeness

by Timothy Smith

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Today’s families are running at breakneck speed trying to be here, there, everywhere – all at the same time. In an attempt to enrich their children’s lives, parents sprint from breakfast to bedtime. Yet what families need most of all is not activity, but connection, according to author and family coach, Timothy Smith.

In his revolutionary book for today’s parents, Smith offers solutions through finding each family’s heartprint, or pace. His book is divided into four sections: “Breathless Pounding” and “Checking your Pulse” explore the problem; “Discover Your Heartprint” offers tools for self-discovery; and “Making Your Heartprint Work” challenges families to put these ideas into action.

People pay the cost of jam-packed activity, says Smith. “The saddest consequence for fast-lane drivers is the detrimental impact their crazed pace has on their children.” He feels a passion for teaching parents to slow down, to rest, and enjoy life as a family.

Connecting With Your Kids is absolutely perfect for Sunday school classes and small groups. He includes equal examples of moms and dads, so it’s great for both genders. What makes the book so interesting is that it’s packed full of real-life examples and dialogue. You may even forget you’re reading non-fiction. Like reality TV, you’re there. – Heather Ivester, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Timothy Smith challenges life's frantic pace and offers helpful solutions to developing the perfect pulse for individual families. As families become increasingly busier, the stress puts a strain on relationships. But some active families have discovered a rhythmic pace, a heartbeat that works for them.

Connecting With Your Kids is a stethoscope to listen to each individual's pulse and develop a cadence as a family benefitting everyone.