Jerry Braza uses the analogy of a garden, as well as wisdom from many different beliefs and cultures, to teach us how to cultivate goodness in our own minds. By doing so we create optimal conditions for developing “mindful relationships” with those we love.
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Book Summary: How To Hug a Hedgehog
Raising teenagers does present new parenting challenges. This book is helpful in identifying some of the hard things teenagers are going through and what we, as parents, can do to help them.
Book Summary: The 2 Minute Marriage Project
Children are hugely impacted by their parents’ marriage, good or bad. With that in mind, each chapter of Poelman’s book focuses on a different principle of strong marriages and includes several two-minute challenges that aim to strengthen marriages by making them more meaningful, intimate, fulfilling, and fun.
Book Summary: Parenting with a Story
Author Paul Smith firmly believes that everyone has a story to tell and that children learn best from stories, not lectures. He gathered more than 1,500 personal stories from around the world and selected the very best to create Parenting with a Story, a collection intended to aid parents as they teach their children important values.
Book Summary: Drops of Awesome
Looking for a simple, fun, inspiring way to recognize all the awesome things you do? Check out this great journal!
Book Summary: The Happiness Project
With a straightforward tone that is both reassuring and inspiring, Rubin reassures us that with focus and dedication, finding greater happiness is totally achievable.
Book Summary: Good Pictures Bad Pictures (with a giveaway!)
No one likes to talk about pornography. No one wants to talk about pornography. But Jenson and Poyner’s book resolved my feelings of fear connected with this difficult subject, and replaced them with a feeling of empowerment. For the first time, I feel confident talking about pornography with my kids.
Book Summary: The Thankful Heart
Through experiencing this book, you will learn how deliberate gratitude can change every texture of your life.
Book Summary: The End of Absence
This book isn’t meant to be a prescription with 10 easy steps to living a healthy digital life; it is more of a meditation of both life before and after the Internet, and the very real consequences that come from each of us literally having the Internet in the palms of our hands.
Book Summary: Peanut Butter Principles
As parents, we all wish we had been given an Owner’s Manual when we left the hospital with our first-born child, and probably each child after that–each model has it’s own unique characteristics and requires a little different approach, right? This book is packed with principles that we can teach to our children that will “stick to them like peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth.”
Three Books That Changed My Life This Year
Looking for some great books that can positively shape your life? These are three of my favorites…excellent reads for every deliberate mother.
Book Summary: A Survival Guide To Parenting Teens
Joani Geltman’s Survival Guide covers 80 known problems that parents are likely to encounter while raising teenagers. She draws on her large pool of experience to give parents short and effective, valuable, and even fun-loving solutions that will help them understand and communicate better with their teens.
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