Friday, May 7, 2010
Parenting Is Your Highest Calling (& other myths)
"Parenting is Your Highest Calling; and 8 other myths that trap us in worry & guilt" by Leslie Leyland Fields is a really good book. Seriously. If you are the sort who wants to read every good parenting book out there, you need to read this one. If you aren't into reading parenting books, read this one anyway! It is excellent.
The myths Leslie aims to bust are -
1 - Having Children Makes You Happy & Fulfilled
2 - Nurturing Your Children is Natural & Instinctive
3 - Parenting is Your Highest Calling
4 - Good Parenting Leads to Happy Children
5 - If You Find Parenting Difficult, You Must Not Be Following the Right Plan
6 - You Represent Jesus to Your Children
7 - You Will Always Find Unconditional Love For Your Children
8 - Successful Parents Produce Godly Children
9 - God Approves of Only One Family Design
The clarity of Leslie's writing is amazing. As I was reading, I was having "light bulb" moments, over & over again. I don't want to attempt to summarize her book. She says everything so brilliantly. I could never compare.
I want all of you guys to have this book. So, I'm going to give one away. In honor of Mother's Day. In honor of my baby's 1st birthday. In celebration of my reading so many books lately. Whatever. It's just a giveaway.
#1 - Leave a comment here, before May 22nd (midnight PST).
#2 - Make sure your comment has an email address so I can contact you to tell you if you have won.
#3 - For a second entry, become a follower of my blog.