Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Review:The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

About the Book:
What's a mom to do when her sweet baby's smiles and snuggles turn to tears and tantrums?
This take on everything toddler—from throwing food to potty training to massive toddler fits—is filled with sanity-saving advice every mom wants to hear. Helpful tips include how to:
  • stop a tantrum in its tracks (or at least survive the tantrum without breaking into tears of your own)
  • discipline your child in a way that demonstrates Christ's redeeming love
  • make your marriage a priority when your kid is a squeaky wheel that always seems to need your time and attention
  • introduce your child to Jesus in a way that leads to authentic faith
  • convince a one-and-a-half year old that broccoli really is better than cookies—even if you don't believe it yourself
Moms will be entertained and encouraged by the amusing anecdotes and godly advice of this comprehensive, topical approach to parenting one and two year olds.
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About the Author:
Erin MacPherson is a mom of three who never does anything halfway. When she discovered she was pregnant she decided to write about it—but then kept writing. A former staff writer and editor for Nickelodeon, Erin now entertains parents on her personal blog as well as through freelance magazine articles, devotionals and speaking. She wants to come beside her readers not only as a confidant and Christian sister, but also as a best girlfriend who understands what daily life is all about.

My Review:
 I'm going to tell you parenting a toddler is NOT an easy task. Some days well most days I want to tear my hair out and run far away and hide under a rock. I know that if it wasn't for God I would have Never made it through 3 sets of terrible twos and I am now on the 4th and final set. Yes! we had so much fun the first time we added three more to it.  And I'm going to tell you this last child has been a doozy. He hasn't been an easy child at all. So I guess we are going to go out with a bang.

 The author has jammed packed this book full of advice and know how that she has learned along the way through trial and error. Relying on the one and only Saviour is a truth that we all can live with. And not only has she shared parenting wisdom she even shares things that we moms all need to acquire in our lives and marriages. Time with our spouse and trying to rekindle the romance.

I received this book free of charge for my honest review from the Booksneeze Blogger Program.