The Rent Collector reminds us that hope and redemption can be found in unlikely places, and that happiness comes not from our possessions but from our connections to the people we love.
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Like so many other parents, I am intimidated by the idea of explaining and talking about pornography with my kids. Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr provided a springboard for this discussion and opened a road of communication about a very real problem.
I liked that this book taps into our natural tendency to think “How did my parents handle this situation? Was I like this as a kid??” It helps you think through your experiences to identify the cause of your parenting style and see if a change needs to be made.
Good Pictures Bad Pictures is an easy and powerful tool that I believe can make all the difference in protecting our families from addiction. I would love it if every family owned a copy of this book. Think of how many innocent children would be saved!
As preschools and kindergartens focus more and more on skills and readiness checklists, on worksheets and pre-determined crafts, our small children are missing some of the magic of early childhood.
I realized that while I had been motivated to change and grow, the methods I had tried were simply too big and not focused on making small changes.
This book is certainly not a book about motherhood, but the implications for us as women and mothers is obvious.
Being in control of life simply is not possible: kids get sick, plans get cancelled, job layoffs happen. While the unknown can be scary, being mindful can bring us peace. This book takes the somewhat overwhelming task of beginning a mindfulness meditation practice and makes it accessible for all.
I know my sleep directly affects my abilities as a mother. And although there are many aspects of sleep completely out of my control, this book taught me that there are things I do have control over.
This book has empowered me with the knowledge and tools to become the person and mother that I want to be.
Most of us experience difficult circumstances at one time or another in our lives, and our need for support can be literally like needing air to breathe. But even in good circumstances, we still need others! This book teaches us that needing others is not shameful, but wise.
When many things demand my time and energy, I can easily become stressed. This book helped me not only understand stress and why it occurs, but also helped me to find constructive and healthy things to do right in that moment so that I can keep my cool and calm down.