Parenting the Ephraim's Child
4 Star National Review!
"Often parenting books present a 'formula' method for dealing with children who are quick to adapt, accept parental instruction and seemingly always do what is expected of them. I don't know any children like this, and apparently the writers found they were not meeting many either.
"Authors Talmadge and Theler write from the viewpoint of LDS women/mothers to explain that Ephraim's Children are covenant people whose attributes may lead to building the kingdom of god because of their characteristics and not despite them . . . . It is the writers' intent to aide parents toward understanding their children's temperamental traits as strengths needing refinement rather than as deficits needing eradication.
"As a parent who raised what we termed 'the strong willed child' back in the 1970s when my own oldest child was growing up I found myself smiling, nodding, and at times chuckling with understanding while reading of the trials and tribulations attendant to raising a child who is, shall we say, 'a bit determined.'
"Parenting the Ephraim's Child: Characteristics, Capabilities, and Challenges of Children who are Intensely MORE is a good book for parents whether or not they are LDS. Solid parent tested ideas are presented in easily understood language. Excellent choice for the home library and therapist library."
Molly Martin, reviewer
"I Love this book!! It opened my eyes to the strengths and gifts that have been given to my children. What seemed to be combative, distractable and completely frustrating behavior now not only makes sense, but can further be developed into strength of character and focused into positive action, and will become great assets in the lives of my children." ---- Amazon.com reader review
"I am enjoying the book tremendously--it's so nice to hear that these traits/behaviors that are driving me crazy are actually *positive*--it makes so much sense that the last days will require strong children. It makes coping with the dirty looks during sacrament meeting a little easier." ---- e-mom
"I have a wonderful mother-in-law that gave me the book last week for a birthday gift. She told me that she felt as though she was breaking a promise to herself that she would not tell her children how to raise theirs but she said that as she read her own copy she found that it explained her life completely of raising her own ten children. As I read the book, I started crying because it defined me, my husband, our five year old son, our two year old daughter, and our wriggly five month old daughter." ---- 3jedismom
"Parenting the Ephraim's Child has helped so much with my two children! They are very different from each other, but the practical advice given has made life much easier with both of them." ---- Lori-ann, UT