8.12.2006

A GREAT read!!!

Sadly, I am not a librarian (always my dream job!) nor am I a book reviewer, but I do love to read. These days I don't have near enough time to read, but I am so glad that I made time this weekend to read the book "Teen-Proofing" by parenting expert, John Rosemond.

Since we are smack dab in the middle of that "scary" stage of parenting known as "adolescence", I figured it would behoove me to gain as much expertise and insight as I could before I truly needed it. Although Rosemond is not a christian as far as I know, he does write from a biblical perspective and often quotes scripture and uses biblical examples in his writing. His commonsense, no-bull approach to parenting is refreshing and eye-opening. In fact, we plan to put some of his wisdom to the test on our own teenager this very weekend!

From the book jacket: "The author demonstrates how Mom and Dad can avoid the pitfalls of becoming dictatorial "Control Freaks", skirt the potholes of turning into permissive "Wimps", and enjoy the freedom and rewards of parenting in a controlled (but not controlling) and relaxed manner."

So, if you have teenagers now--or ever anticipate having them--and if you can tear yourself away from the newest James Patterson best seller or can wait to crack open Nora Ephron's latest book (bleck!), this is a must read! I'll let you know (or I imagine you will see for yourselves) in about fifteen years if the VeStrands were successful at "Teen-Proofing". This time, the "proof", as they say, will be in the parenting.

2 comments:

Beckyb said...

Time to start reading - we are only 1.5 years away - where does the time go?!?! Thanks for the recommendation!

TheBeckers said...

Thanks for the info. Will go and get that book today!!! With one already a "teenager" and another in just 6 months, I need all the help I can get. Hope it works! Let me know how it helps you guys!
Lord help us through the next few years!!!