Delight in Your Child’s Design

Delight Second Edition cover

Delight in Your Child’s Design: Second Edition


Every child is precious, but even good parents can become discouraged by frustrating aspects in their child’s makeup and personality. Add other complicating factors, including the hurried pace of life and learning differences, and even the best of parents can become overwhelmed.

Delight in Your Child’s Design will enrich the parent/child relationship by helping parents understand and appreciate the unique design, temperament, and abilities of each of their children by providing practical suggestions on how parents can convey their affection and appreciation through meaningful attitudes and actions.

From the Back Cover

You love your child, but do you sometimes feel frustrated, worn-out, or just plain overwhelmed?

Even as a “good” parent, you may become discouraged if you don’t understand why your child behaves as he or she does. Add other complicating factors, such as a busy schedule or a child’s learning difficulties, and you may feel disconnected.

But don’t give up. You can nurture a richer, more satisfying parent/child relationship. Laurie Winslow Sargent will help you identify and appreciate your child’s unique, God-given temperament and abilities. Her tips on relating to your child—no matter how much alike or different from you he or she is—will increase your confidence. And Laurie offers many practical suggestions that will inspire you to show affection and appreciation in ways most meaningful to you and your child.

You’ve been given an exclusive opportunity: the chance to nurture a child who is like no other. So learn to choose the child you’ve been given—and discover the joy of parenting all over again.


“While reading Delight in Your Child’s Design I yelled out two things (much to the dismay of the airline passengers seated next to me),  “I love Kristen, Ricky Neal and Patrick more than I did fifteen minutes ago” and “I wish I would have written this book.

You’ll be doing the Happy Reader Dance with me as you dive into Laurie Winslow Sargent’s charming writing style and discover scads of practical take-away suggestions for nurturing the one-of-a-kind temperaments of your children.

Delight in Your Child’s Design is an incredible resource for parents and is now #1 on my list of recommended reading both professionally and as a mom who loves to pass along a great read.”

Julie Ann Barnhill Julie is the author of Radical Forgiveness, Scandalous Grace, Til Debt Do Us Part, and the best seller, She’s Gonna Blow, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
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“In the middle of feeding, disciplining, refereeing, and taxiing our children, we sometimes forget to enjoy them. I am so thankful to Laurie Winslow Sargent for reminding us to make cherishing our children’s uniqueness a focused priority in Delight in Your Child’s Design.”

Lisa Whelchel Lisa is the best-selling author of Creative Correction, The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me and So, You’re Thinking About Homeschooling. She formerly worked as an actress in the television program The Facts of Life. Lisa now homeschools her three children in addition to writing.

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“Laurie Sargent’s refreshing new book Delight in Your Child’s Design will help parents enjoy each stage of their children’s lives, enable them to appreciate how God has uniquely designed their kids, and equip them to nurture them with love and acceptance.”

Cheri Fuller Cheri is a speaker and the author of numerous books, including the new School Saavy Kids series (Raising Motivated Kids; Talkers, Watchers & Doers; & School Starts at Home)

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“This is a great book.  I highly recommend it and wish it were on the must read list for every parent.”

Patricia H. Rushford Patricia is the author of  forty books, including What Kids Need Most in a Mom and It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Kid, with book sales totaling over million copies. She is also a registered nurse, writing instructor, and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling.

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“Laurie Sargent genuinely celebrates the strengths and differences in children, and offers so many practical ways for discovering what works!  Every parent can find hope, encouragement and hands-on strategies in Delight in Your Child’s Design–it’s a great resource!”

Cynthia Tobias Cynthia is the author of The Way They Learn, I Hate School! – How To Help Your Child Love Learning, and You Can’t Make Me (But I can be persuaded). She is an expert on learning styles and a coveted public speaker.


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