"No other success can compensate for failure in the home" is a statement made famous by President David O. McKay, who taught Church members the importance of focusing on the family. At the age of 32, he magnified his responsibilities as a newly called Apostle. He had to learn to juggle world travel, heavy Church assignments, and his small but growing family. Later, as a member of the First Presidency, he spent a lot of time teaching and fostering both his children and grandchildren. He embraced a new type of fatherhood in which men were more nurturing and involved in their children's lives. He seemed to be ahead of his time in his parenting style and practices.
The book takes an unprecedented and in-depth look at President McKay's parenting and family life in his own home and invites readers to learn from his best practices. There are no other books available that take a contemporary parenting theory and apply it backward into history—in this case, taking a closer look at a modern-day prophet who advocated a prominent emphasis on families.
This intimate portrayal of life in the McKay family is uniquely available because of the author's extensive access to the journals of David O. McKay, which conveyed the prophet's deepest feelings, convictions, and experiences about parenthood.
|Size||6 x 9|
|Published||Deseret Book and RSC BYU 2017|
While this book is definitely geared more toward fathers and the struggles of fatherhood, I could see a definite benefit in applying it to my own parenting. It included lots of concrete examples and practical parenting tips and inspiration to help a parent focus on relationships over results. It's based on the teachings of David O. Mckay. I enjoyed learning more about his life and was so inspired by his approach to parenting and his relationship with his wife. (Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review.)
This topic is so overlooked by the world. I've been studying David O. McKay a lot lately and have been fascinated with his teachings on the topic of parenting. I won't ruin it for other readers by divulging too much, but this book is definitely something you should dig into. Great Book!
Author Mark Ogletree shares fascinating vignettes of LDS Church President David O. McKay as a father, who was happiest while at home with his family. President McKay promoted the importance of paternal leadership, sharing this popular quote: "No other success can compensate for failure in the home." What does success consist of? Just trying, teaching, praying, loving. Great book to motivate thoughts about good parenting!