Friday, August 8, 2014

I Need Some Help Here!

Author: Kathi Lipp
Publisher: Revell
March 2014
ISBN: 978-0800720780
Genre: Nonfiction / parenting

For every overwhelmed mom--there is help and hope.

It's easy to feel overwhelmed as a parent--and worried and anxious. There are so many areas of a child's life that can go wrong along the way. What's a mom to do?

With wit and wisdom, Kathi Lipp meets moms where they are and offers the most powerful hope they have--prayer--for both their kids and themselves. Chapters include

When Your Child Is Running Away from God
When Your Child Makes Poor Choices
When Your Child Is Struggling
When Your Child Is Left Out
When Your Child Is Different

Moms who are overwhelmed or simply need a little support will cherish this expert guidance on praying for their kids--from toddler to teenager--with boldness and confidence.

I NEED SOME HELP HERE! is a parenting book that I want to encourage moms not to read the whole book at once.  Like others have expressed before, read the first three chapters and then look to see which chapter applies to you. I read the whole book through and found it uninteresting in the areas that didn’t apply to me and my situations.

The book is well written and vital and will help many moms with many different scenerios, from bad choices (where I am) to being left out. Struggling. Different. Running away. Sick. Lacking character. Pick your topic.

This is a book for parents to keep on their shelves for when the scenerios change. The watching your child being left out at eight years old might turn into your child making poor choices with his friends at eighteen.  This is also a book for pastors and counselors to loan out to encourage moms. Just because your son stole a candy bar doesn’t make it your fault. It was his decision, his choice, you are not to blame.

If you are a mom with a struggling child, pick this book up and read the table of contents to see if the issue you need help with is covered. There are some helpful prayers and verses in the back to pray for your child, to pray for yourself, and some final thoughts and notes. $12.99 paperback. $7.99 kindle. 171 pages. 3.5 stars.

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