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New book teaches readers habits to communicate with their spouse and children.

Joyful, Yet Effective Parenting

Effective parenting is not just an intellectual exercise but includes communication between caretakers and God.

Parenting is not brain surgery, but is infinitely more difficult if it can’t be appreciated as an opportunity, a gift from God, and the potential for joy ignored. That is why Dr. J. Keith Houff penned Joyful, Yet Effective Parenting: Pray and Laugh Daily ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61379-631-3; $22.99, hardcover, 978-1-61379-632-0; $7.49, eBook, 978-1-61379-669-6), a new title from Xulon Press. This riveting book develops in parents the skills and the attitude for more effective parenting by helping them to understand the consistency between neuroscience, attachment research, and teachings from the Bible that can transform family relationships.

“Readers of Joyful, Yet Effective Parenting: Pray and Laugh Daily will learn to establish and maintain a healthy and nurturing relationship with their child,” the author says. “To accomplish this goal, parents will develop habits and skills to communicate with their spouse and other caretakers of their child. Effective parenting is not just an intellectual exercise but includes communication between caretakers and God.”

The author holds a doctorate in counseling psychology and is a licensed professional counselor. He has worked in the area of parenting for more than 25 years. During this time, he developed a parent training curriculum and provided family therapy and parenting training groups for foster and special needs adoption parents. The information in this book was developed with the input and consultation of many effective parents.

Dr. J. Keith Houff currently resides in Staunton, Virginia, with his wife of 37 years, Sarah. They have three adult children and two grandsons.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Joyful, Yet Effective Parenting through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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