Unfortunately being a mom is not all gumdrops and butterflies, but it can come close, or so I’ve been told. As you know kids can be trying and tough and there are no two kids alike, so that makes this parenting job a bit tricky at times. I have three beautiful, precious little girls and while they can be the sweetest most lovable little ladies you have ever laid eyes on, they have a whole other side…trust me!
I wish there was like a free hot line you could call every time you are eyeball deep in frustration on how to handle a situation and then – POOF – Super Nanny appears and magically fixes all that ales us. (sigh) Commence real life. (as I slowly drag my feet back into reality)
Real life parenting is tough and ridiculously frustrating at times. You can totally get to a point where you think…ahhhh, I totally am a crappy parent. But no worries, we all have hit the rock bottom of parenting at some point and have to rebuild from the ground up again and again and again. These kids of ours can be PRETTY sly and really good at changing the game on us weekly, daily, hourly, oh my! And if you have more than one, they band together like a little army bent on driving mommy to her limit.
So we need tools! I just finished reading 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids and let me tell you, if you are looking for tools and tips to get to the HEART of the problem, this is the book for you mama! This book is a quick and easy read and you will want to dog ear like every page, because it is just brilliance at its best. What I have really started to do and change about my parenting has come directly from the pages of this book. It is my new arsenal to dig deep into what I am doing wrong.
That is what I truly love about this book, its not about what is wrong with the kids, but what am I doing to cause these problems within my kids. When I am having a melt down with my kids it’s like I can see myself doing it, I know its wrong, but why can’t I stop? WELL this will give you the tools that will help you to stop and begin to created a working, loving, respectful lasting relationship with your kids.
Dr. Todd Cartmell gives us 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids – Talking, Listening, Influencing, Connecting, Teaching, Encouraging, Correcting and Leading. Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. Todd will walk you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.
Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you, maintain a healthy relationship with your child, develop a nurturing home culture and correct behavior in lasting way. Sounds amazing right!
Designed for busy parents, this books breaks down each tool into five short chapters that include a summary tip and application questions. Use even half the tools in your parenting, and you’ll help your child flourish and your family thrive.
You can get 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids for 50% off from April 15 to May 15, 2016 Through Moody Publishers using coupon code GREATKIDS16. Head over and grab your copy today.
Disclosure: I received a copy of 8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids from Flyby Promotions in exchange for my honest review.
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 11, 13, & 15 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She’s passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within, that He alone can provide. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.