"Every LDS parent should read this book." — Stephen R. Covey
Parenting can be a struggle for everyone, but Latter-day Saints have access to unique parenting solutions. In this groundbreaking new book, New York Times #1 bestselling authors, Richard and Linda Eyre, teach us it's not just about parenting our children. It's about who we are as eternal families. The unique insights of our eternal perspective provide answers to common parenting problems and concerns such as sibling rivalry, peer pressure, rebellion, selfishness, lack of motivation, entitlement, and more.
Foreword by Stephen R. Covey
Perspectives — Worldly Challenges, Spiritual Solutions
Solution 1 — Remember Your Children's True Identity
Solution 2 — Remember God's Parenting Patterns
Intermission — Why It's Worth All the Effort
Solution 3 — Remember Your Direct Channel to the Father
Solution 4 — Remember the Church's "Scaffolding"
Solution 5 — Remember the Savior's Power
Epilogue: For Grandparents and Empty Nest Parents
I've only read the first part of the book and it has been simply outstanding. Such a great resource for any parent to have.
This book has truly awakened me to aspire to be the parent I could and should have always been. I can see the mistakes I have made but I see how to correct them as well. I am looking at our children in a different light now. Wonderful Book!
If you can only own one book on parenting, this is it. It should be a foundational book in your library that truly clarifies what it is to be a parent from an eternal perspective and how that knowledge empowers and inspires!
Loved every bit of it!
I started out just by loving the title! So many LDS parents are tired of the parenting ideas of the world. Of course our kids have most of the same problems as kids everywhere.....entitlement, addictions, too much technology, "problem" friends, and temptations of all kinds. But like the Eyres say, our solutions can be unique....and spiritual!
This book makes us see our children in a different light and gives us specific ways to use the truths we have (not to mention the Church and its resources) to raise righteous kids in an unbelievably unrighteous world. I love that Stephen Covey says "every LDS parent should read this book" and even Mitt and Ann Romney who apparently know the Eyres well weigh in on the back cover by saying that this is "A wonderful LDS parenting guide."
I highly recommend this book. It did not make me feel guilty, in fact, it made me feel empowered. I am going to give one to each of my married kids because I think it will help them raise my grandkids!
I am so thankful to have read this book. The perspective given really puts family life into focus. A reminder that family bonds and relationships are sacred and essential to our eternal happines.