17 August, 2015

Grandma Was Right After all!

Today’s parents are all but completely disconnected from the commonsense parenting wisdom of their parents and grandparents. The self-esteem parenting revolution has erased the practical insights gathered by generations of parents about the best way to raise kids. In this book, John Rosemond seeks to recover this wisdom by resurrecting what parents of yesteryear tended to say. Maxims such as “because I said so,” “children should be seen not heard,” and “you’re acting too big for your britches” are more than cute sayings for John. They are parenting principles, springing from a biblical view of the world. John makes the case that these principles from the good old days are just as valid today and will help parents to pass on values to their kids so that they can succeed at life. Grandma was right after all!

*My Review*
There are SO many different parenting books out there, and usually I don't read them all, but this one caught my eye. Growing up I remember hearing my grandparents say things like "because I said so", "Children should be seen & not heard", "You are acting too big for your britches", and the all popular "Life's not fair", and even heard my mom say a few of these things, but I never understood what they meant. I always thought they were annoying sayings and would say that I would never say them to my own children.

These sayings are more than "just" sayings. They are parenting principles branching from a Biblical view of the world. I try to parent the way I was raised, and how my grandparents raised their children(to an extent). 

Each chapter is about different maxims, at the end of the chapters there is a "The Bible tells me so!" with scripture, and "thoughts to ponder" I absolutely love this book, and would recommend this book to those who are looking for a parenting book to read! 

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

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