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Recommended Books & Resources


The following books have been pivotal in developing seminars, blog posts and impacting our youth programs.  Purchasing them through the links below will result in Project Patch gaining a very small affiliate commission from Amazon without affecting your cost.

Mindset By Carls S. Dweck

Dr. Dweck researches and presents on the idea of fixed versus growth mindset.  This book is key in helping kids struggling with perfectionism.

Raising Accountable Kids by John Miller

This book teaches accountability and asking questions that lead to action.

Entitlement Cure by John Townsend

Dr. Townsend walks us through the process of understanding our entitlement and how to serve others who are acting entitled.

Necessary Endings – Dr. Henry Cloud

This book is more about business and ministry but also is the basis for my teaching on the three types of people, the wise, foolish and evil.  This book like others from Dr. Cloud and Dr. Townsend offer clear teaching on boundaries and consequences.

Love and Respect In The Family – Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

This book is a phenomenal guide to breaking the crazy cycle and getting your family moving together toward energetic and helpful interactions.  This book is a must read for every parent.

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (Before 25) by Dr. Jesse Payne

This book provides an excellent introduction to brain development as well as factors that can risk development and integration.

Smart Money, Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruz

This book focuses on helping your kids with money but also has a lot to say about personal responsibility and teaching kids in the home so they are prepared for adulthood.

The Gift of Imperfection by Brene Brown

This book captures Dr. Brown’s research on shame and perfectionism.  It is a powerful book with research, stories and encouragement.

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting by Brene Brown

This is a CD and is also available on Audible.  This presentation captures how perfectionism and people pleasing can get in the way of raising our kids.  A very interesting and helpful presentation.

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons By Dr. Meg Meeker
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

These two books provide an excellent view of the powerful role parents play in the development of their kids.