Monday, November 26, 2007

For Parents Only by Shaunti Feldhahn adn Lisa A. Rice and GIVE AWAY!!

Feldhahn is known for unlocking the mysteries of relationships for men and women. Now she turns to a parent’s relationship with a child, particularly a child of the opposite sex. Drawing on the results of a nationwide survey of kids and teenagers, she explores questions such as:

* What do moms need to understand about the “tough and tender” boy who values respect over love?

* What do dads need to understand about their daughter’s need for affirmation?

* What are the six biggest pet peeves teens have about their parents?

Understanding the answers to these and other important questions can help parents make the holidays a time of celebration and unity, not strife and friction.

For Parents Only offers a unique look into a child’s mind and frees readers to communicate in healthier ways as they discover that understanding their kids may not be as complicated as they think.

I've never read anything by this writing duo, but this book is very insightful! The chapters are organized around common sense data collected and interpreted by the authors, and it is easily understood and referenced well throughout the book. I appreciate the fact that the authors recognize that there are exceptions to the norm, and that sometimes in spite of our best efforts, that we must seek professional help for our children. However, the ultimate source of our wisdom and parenting skills comes from our Heavenly Father, and they are not ashamed to make that clear in their writing.

As I said, this is my first read by these two outstanding authors, and I'm sure it won't be my last! As the mother of two teens, I'm sure I will be re-reading this one!

I have two copies of this book to give away, so please leave a comment between now and Friday and I will happily send you a copy!! You don't want to miss this book, especially if you have teens or pre-teens at home. Other tour stops include: God Uses Broken Vessels, Book Splurge , Ashley A Daughter of the King, A Peek at my Bookshelf and Edgy Inspirational Author for additional chances to win a free copy.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Friday is here, and traffic on this post was slow, so my blog associate over at Edgy Inspirational Author tossed a couple of names out of her drawing and into mine! So, these two books are on their way to happy homes!

Thanks Michelle!