Foreword by Elisabeth Hasselbeck
"I cannot thank Jeannie Cunnion enough for being a gift to, and an honest vulnerable voice of, parents. I have found both solutions and peace in Jeannie’s writing. It is honest, fresh, not preachy, effortlessly selfless, and wonderfully humble.
In every bit of Jeannie’s book is every parent. Join me in reading it over and over again."
what people are saying
Actress, Singer, Playwright, Songwriter and co-host of the Today Show’s Fourth Hour
"Parenting the Wholehearted Child offers freedom to burdened moms. Jeannie has beautifully explored profound principles and broken them into doable pieces. I feel capable and empowered."
author of In This House, We Will Giggle
"Jeannie helped me understand that my goal can’t be to raise kids who make me proud. Rather, my goal needs to be to help my kids cultivate a relationship with Jesus who can captivate and shape their hearts."
New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"My friend Jeannie has written a parenting book that will set you free. As a result I now find myself being more patient, more forgiving, more loving (and enjoying my children more!) because I’m not relying on the way they turn out to validate me."
Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and author of One Way Love
about the book
Are you exhausted from the pressure to be a perfect parent raising perfect children in this imperfect world? Do you ever wonder, “How did these precious children get stuck with a parent like me?” If so, let these grace-drenched pages saturate your heart with God’s unfailing love while also equipping you to be a vessel of God's unconditional love to your children.
With authenticity, conviction, and a lively sense of humor, Jeannie guides parents on a transformative journey into raising wholehearted—not perfect—children, who live from the freedom found in being wholeheartedly loved (and liked!) by God.
Parenting the Wholehearted Child equips parents with Biblical wisdom and practical ideas to teach children they are fully accepted by God, not because of anything they do or don’t do but because of everything Jesus has already done for them.
Woven throughout the book is the good news that it is God’s extravagant grace, not a parent’s perfect performance, that transforms the hearts of children.
more reasons to read parenting the wholehearted child
"In our age of meritocracy, people are ever-striving to feel worthy. This divinely-inspired book helps parents protect children from the achieve-aholic treadmill by building a foundation of God’s unmerited love and wisdom into their child’s life."
Author, Fired Up or Burned Out
"Parenting the Wholehearted Child is an essential guide for parents who passionately want to lead their children to the heart of God. It is a book that will surely be a blessing for families everywhere."
Author, If I Could Ask God Anything
"Parenting the Wholehearted Child is a breath of fresh air for those of us in the parenting trenches. Many times I’ve read advice on parenting only to close the books after a few chapters, feeling worse than I did before. But Jeannie has provided the tools we all can use in teaching our children about grace and God’s love for us all."
award-winning author of Southern fiction
"Jeannie’s wisdom left me with this life changing truth: transformed parenting comes from transformed parents. Every parent who reads this book will discover deeper personal freedom and grace-based tools to love their kids in a whole new way."
MOPS Coordinator, Speaker, Writer
"Jeannie Cunnion guides the reader through everyday moments with her children, and she makes the word 'wholehearted' come alive as an honest, vulnerable and extraordinary way to both parent and live."
NYT Bestselling novelist
"As a Dad, I read Jeannie’s humble wisdom with a greater appreciation for my wife, a wholehearted desire to spend more time with my children and hope that it is not too late; by the grace of God I can be a good Dad."
Author, Breakout, and Senior Pastor, Trinity Church, Greenwich, CT
"Parenting the Wholehearted Child is the best book on practical Christian parenting I have ever read – hands down. Her approach to Christian parenting is practical, accessible, psychologically sound, and developmentally sensitive. I wish I’d had this book in hand when my children were young!"
Senior Fellow, Trinity Institute, Greenwich, CT
"Jeannie’s writing is like having coffee with a wise friend who truly loves you. Parents of young children will laugh often as they follow her path through biblically-supported best practices for raising great kids. I wholeheartedly recommend it."
Center for Hope and Renewal
author of Christ in the Chaos