Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Formats Available: Hardback, e-book
BLURB from the back cover of the book
Whether it's a crying baby or a rebellious teenager, every parent has moments with their kids that they wish they'd been better prepared to handle - if only they'd known.
This book, published in conjunction with Focus on the Family, shares heartwarming and vulnerable experiences from well - known moms and dads. Their surprising, sometimes humorous, and always relatable stories of raising kids - and their warm accounts of the advice that got them through - will put your heart at ease as you learn to embrace one of life's most important assignments: parenthood.
I was asked to review this book by PRbytheBook and they sent me a physical copy in exchange for an honest review.
The book is a small hardback, what I used to call "Gift Book Size" when I worked in a book store. I like the cover it is appealing. The "byline" of "Incredible Insights from Well Known Moms and Dads" is very true of the book, there are some really useful situations covered in this neatly packages little book.
Though I do know Worthy Publishing publish Christian books and I had previously read The Best Advice I Ever Got On Marriage, I was still slightly unprepared for the amount of religious references in this book. I do say I don't read overtly religious books in my review policy but admit when asked and the book is on an interesting subject I find it hard to refuse.
I do admit I was a little irritated by so many references to different parts of the bible. I don't mind references to the bible but it seemed to be done in a pushier way in this book than the one on marriage.
Having said that I did enjoy reading the book. One particular section I enjoyed and agreed with was the part where it is said every child is unique. I know my cousin has two girls and they are as different as chalk and cheese. When I look around my family at my cousins who have siblings they are all unique people, just because they are siblings doesn't mean they will all have the same temperament, likes, and dislikes.
I could imagine the book to be a useful reference piece, especially when you are at the end of your tether,you can turn to the book for inspiration and help.
The moms and dads in this book are all religious people, doctors or pastors themselves.
I also liked the Nine Myths Of Parenting, their the "rules" we fool ourselves and yet also guilt trip ourselves into thinking should be followed.
On the whole though I think there are facts and suggestions most parents would benefit from, this book does seem more suitable/aimed at those who are quite religious.
I could imagine a church recommending this book to newly married couples and those about to embark on starting a family, and/or newly pregnant mothers. It would make a great gift book for a newly expecting couple, because the book is for fathers as well as mothers.
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