Okay--anyone who knows me, KNOWS that I adore Tricia Goyer's writing. I've promoted two of her books here and will continue to do so as long as she lets me. :-D When the offer came along for her non-fic book, Generation NeXt Parenting: A Savvy Parent's Guide to Getting it Right I hesitated for as long as it takes to blink. I mean, come on--she's a brilliant writer, she has three kids, and Hello! What parent of this generation wouldn't want help. :-D
However, what surprised me is how kewl this book is. The back reads: This book is designed like a magazine (not because you miss reading Seventeen, but because no parent has time to read a book cover to cover)... How right they are!! I guess I shouldn't have been. After all, it's Tricia. But man! This book is chocked-full with suggestions, encouragement, quotes, and TONS of practical advice. My eldest daughter is 13, and I'm so relieved to have this book to turn to in helping me rear my children. Look at some of these chapter titles:
- Automatic Man: Making Room for Daddy - can you resist a title like that?? :-D
- I Don't Know Much: Parenting Advice Overload
- Sun Always Shines on TV: Tackling the Media Monster
- Danger Zone: Organized Activities: How Much Is Too Much?
- In My Dreams: To Compare or not compare (rk here: OUCH! LOL)
- I Wanna Break Free: Freeing Your Children from the World's Idols
Blurb from the back: Generation NeXt ParentingIf 70s and 80s bands (Run DMC), fashion (hot pink anything), and technology (music on cassette) bring back vivid memories, is the resource for you. Like secrets exchanged at recess with a trusted freind, this book offers helpful hints for raising your children during this exact time in history. Extensive research, input from hundreds of Gen X moms and adds, and a variety of Scripture references will help you navigate even the thoughest parenting dilemmas.
All I can say--is THANK YOU, Tricia!!
Oh--and guess what? So can you. Now is your chance to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY of this book by leaving a comment. Winner will be chosen November 1st.