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"Different Children, Different Needs" by Charles F. Boyd

posted Aug 8, 2016, 5:23 PM by Kelly Griffin
If you have multiple children, you will find this book very helpful. If you are married, you will find this book very helpful and insightful. The basic premise of the book is that different people are created by God with different personality types. No one is all one or all the other, but most of us have a predominant type. Boyd describes four different types and provides some simple exercises to help define which one you are and which one(s) your child(ren) are. Nothing new here. This kind of analysis has been around for a number of years.

The real help comes in that Boyd provides solid, detailed instruction on where the four types conflict with each other and how to deal with those. The book is also rich in illustrations that are very helpful. It affirms that you may treat different children differently because they have different needs. He also devotes a helpful chapter to how these differences can erode or enhance a marriage relationship, depending on how they are handled. Loosely biblically based, but highly useful to parents with young children.