How will you respond when your child makes a decision you don't agree with?Parents and kids will never agree on everything but what can mom and dad do when that decision--whether a matter of preference, spirituality, or morality--is something they think is totally wrong? Author and speaker Brenda Garrison knows all too well that how parents respond will either build a wallHow will you respond when your child makes a decision you don't agree with?Parents and kids will never agree on everything but what can mom and dad do when that decision--whether a matter of preference, spirituality, or morality--is something they think is totally wrong? Author and speaker Brenda Garrison knows all too well that how parents respond will either build a wall or a bridge between them and their child.Brenda and her husband were forced to answer this question when their oldest daughter Katie abruptly moved out of the house with no means of support. It was not an illegal or immoral decision, but it was one that wasn't good for her. Their determination to keep an open door of communication is documented not only by their story, but by comments from Katie in each chapter as she offers insights from her own perspective.Also included are other family scenarios--everything from matters of preference to foolish, immoral, and even illegal decisions--as well as insights into different styles of parenting such as servant, checked-out, gotcha, scared, and controlling parents.With practical tips and relatable stories, Brenda shares how to model God's parenting style and explains the difference between the parent's responsibilities and the child's, then helps mom and dad discover ways to develop and nurture a relationship with their child that will last a lifetime....
|Title||:||Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don't Agree with|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don't Agree with Reviews
Every parent worries about their kids. We all worry about those teen years when we know we will lose control and our precious perfect little children will grow up and step into the real world. They will hate us and think we know nothing. How can we help them through that and make sure they are making good decisions? How can we as parents get through it knowing that we did everything we could? My son is only 5 but I know time will fly and we will be in that situation before we know it. That is why I wanted to read this book.I found this book to be interesting and helpful. While I am not yet there, I found some useful information and some great ideas to help me NOW so that I am ready for later. I also loved that the Author's daughter Katie helped and put in her own side of things. That was interesting to me.What I did NOT like was the positioning of the stories. There were some great stories about other kids and the things they went through and how their parents dealt with it but instead of going through the whole story, she did part of it and then came back to it in a later chapter. She did this with multiple families and I got confused. I am very lost on who was who. I loved the stories being in there because that makes it more real however I wish each story had been completed before another one began.To see the rest of the review, please visit my blog..... http://libbysfunbooks.blogspot.com/20...
The book for review is ‘Love No Matter What” by Brenda GarrisonThis novel falls into the genre of family and relationships, parenting and general.What you will find inside are ways to love your child no matter what. Let’s face itbeing a parent is not easy and our kids do not always follow the pattern we have in mind for them.The author’s daughter who is mentioned throughout the book and on certain occasionswe hear her side of what was going on depending on the topic of the chapter. The book doves into a lot of emotions that can occurred when dealing with our child. This can be from the decisions they make that we don’t agree with. How this world is not all about you as a parent but your child and family as well.One of the chapters I liked was labelled, “What in the World Am I Doing Wrong?” I believe a lot of moms can relate to that. How we need to let go and let our kids fly. It does not mean we approve of what they are doing but to still love them to let them know you are there for them. The book is sprinkled with personal stories from a variety of families and the problems they came across. At the end of the book the author mentions where they are now and what happened. I did like that for we do get curious as readers to know the ending of books like this.At the end it has questions and reflections that we can go over ourselves to see where we are in our lives with our family and children.The book seemed to drag a little. This may be because there was a lot of suggestions being tossed at us. It was a book I had to put down a couple of chapters at a time. It does not take away from the book but for me it was not one I could read in a day or two due to the contentAs a parent I felt a lot of what was being said and have already used one of the suggestions toward my son. It worked and I am grateful for that.This book was received for free in exchange for two honest reviews from BookSneeze
Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don’t Agree With was the perfect book for me to read as the mom of tweens/teens. Because one thing you learn when your kids get older is that … newsflash! They’re not you! As my oldest said when she was a toddler to my dad when he offered to bring her food from a buffet: “Papaw, I have my own ideas!”As they get older, they have more and more of their own ideas. How should parents deal with it when those ideas are different from ours? And sometimes not just different, but possibly immoral or illegal? That’s the question this book attempts to answer.The author explores the topic with Biblical references and also by referencing her experiences with her own daughter, who even contributed various anecdotes to the book.I found the book just okay. The information given was fine overall; it just wasn’t a “wow” for me. And at times I felt a bit exasperated at the author. First, I’m not sure how wise it was of her to write a book about “problem kids,” basically telling us that one of hers was such a child. Then at the end, she gives updates on the many families she mentions in the book. One child is in homeless, another chronically unemployed. Her own child? Will soon graduate with a master’s degree and recently gave the parents hand-made cards telling them that they’re her heroes and how she loves them. Way to rub it in to parents whose kids are in the far country!Eh, I could take or leave this one.
This is absolutely THE BEST book I've read on parenting kids who are strugglers. This is not a how to parenting book, in more techniques etc., but this is how you, as a parent react (or don't) when issues come up. This is written by a mom who has walked through it and many other stories are told throughout. This is a Christian book, but not a 'beat you over the head with Scripture' book. This book is phenomenal.
This is a really strong book on some detailed stories of young people's problems. I think that they didn't touch on some problems that young people deal with NOW. Too many people writing/speaking at the same time. I like that they use Bible verses and real stories/people. Read it yourself.
if you have a child, and they continue to make decisions you don't agree with, you need this book.