Saturday, April 29, 2017

Prepare your heart as a parent for your kids' independence

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Book info

About the book: 

With readings of encouragement and inspirational quotes, this devotional helps parents prepare their hearts for their children's independence, whether their kids are just starting kindergarten or graduating from college.

Parents let go of their children every day, even in ways they don't realize. The 52 devotional readings within shine a light on all the times readers have loosened their grip on their children and encourages them to continue to let go in life-giving ways. Written by a parenting and education expert, The Joy of Letting Go will comfort and inspire parents in all seasons of parenting.


About the author:
Dr. Vicki Caruana is the author of 20 books and the blog Apples & Chalkdust-named after her bestselling book that has touched the lives of a million educators around the world. Caruana is one of four parenting experts on "Starting Points," Focus on the Family's parenting DVD series. Formerly a public school teacher and a homeschooling mom, Vicki is now an assistant professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in New York. She lives with her station wagon loving husband, Chip, in Newburgh, New York and has two grown sons in Colorado Springs.
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My Review:
This is a book I will need to read many times, many, many times over the next several years leading up to the time that my children will be adults and heading out on their own.  "The Joy of Letting Go" is a nice little book that is divided into 52 short chapters, one for each week of the year.  Vicki points out that we are not letting our children go at the big milestones such as graduating high school or entering college, but really we are letting go of them each day of their lives beginning from birth as they meet each milestone.  This book is a great reminder that once I became a mother, I will always be a mother, but that role will change and grow with my child.  Each chapter ends with "thought pokes" that are great to reflect upon and help add extra insight from the reading of the book.  This is a great collection of devotionals that have me seeing transitions differently and the process of letting go not quite as scary.

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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