Motherhood is hard work.
I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly second-guessing my work choices, schooling choices, parenting choices, you name it! You may have read about a bit of my struggle in my post, Where is a Woman’s Place? I’m still trying to figure it out, and it seems like I go through a “what is my purpose” crisis every month!
There are a few things I’m clear about. I want my kids to love God and I want them to know they, themselves are deeply loved. In the midst of the daily grind, however, sometimes these goals get buried in “getting things done” (ugh). Sometimes the frustrations of not enough time, kids who don’t listen “the first time”, and pressures from deadlines or upcoming events crowd those happy feelings of motherhood right out the door.
Can you relate?
I’m always on the lookout for books that might help me get this parenting thing figured out, so when I heard about the book, No More Perfect Kids, I was eager to give it a look.
The author, Jill Savage has an amazing line-up of motherhood centered books including her latest title, No More Perfect Kids. She wrote it with Dr. Kathy Koch as a follow up to her well received book, No More Perfect Moms.
In No More Perfect Kids, Jill pairs a principle of good parenting with a story from Dr. Koch’s psychology practice. The real life stories drive the principles home and remind the reader of how important every parent is in the life of their child.
The book urges it readers to steer clear of perfectionist standards and tendencies (because in reality, perfect can never be attained) and instead, to encourage excellence in their children. Check out a few examples of the difference found in Chapter Two:
This is a terrific book for new parents and parents who are suddenly realizing that this whole “raising kids” thing might not be going according to plan. There seems to be a lot of overlap between this book and No More Perfect Mothers, so if you’ve read that one already, you might want to pass on this one. It’s got some great reminders about the value of every child and raising your kids to be the person God created them to be.
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About Jill Savage and Dr. Kathy Koch
Jill Savage is an author and international speaker who helps moms be the best they can be. As the Founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, Jill has led thousands of moms to keep their priorities straight and their heart in tune with God. She and her husband, Mark, have raised five children.
Dr. Kathy Koch, a well-known speaker and author with a Ph.D. in reading and educational psychology, is founder and president of the nonprofit organization Celebrate Kids. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators.