I became a mother in December 1996. It’s hard for me to remember what it was like back then….what was going through my mind as I held my first daughter and began my journey as a mom.
Since those first, new days of motherhood, I have spent years (15 of them!) trying to teach my kids the skills and principles they needed to become responsible, happy, respectful people. I could keep adding adjectives. I want so much for my children – there’s so much I hope that they can learn and experience – but mostly I want them to be GOOD and I want them to be HAPPY.
Parents’ Guide to Creating Wonderful People
Jennifer Berryman, a clinical psychologist, author, and mother of two daughters, recently released the book Parents’ Guide to Creating Wonderful People – How to help your children live happy and meaningful lives.
Ms. Berryman addresses several key topics in a parent’s quest to help their children grow up happy and well-adjusted in the book’s chapters:
- A sense of self
- Coping with stress
- Coping with crises
Honestly, these are all issues that I need to work on personally, and I was grateful for Ms. Berryman’s selection of such relevant topics, with advice for parents of babies to late teens.
What topics are YOU most concerned about right now? I know that my parenting concerns and questions have evolved through the years. When my kids were little, I looked forward to the day when they were older….and now that they are older, I realize that parenting doesn’t get easier. The questions don’t go away – they just change.
Win a copy of Parents’ Guide to Creating Wonderful People
We’re giving away Jennifer Berryman’s excellent parenting book, Parents’ Guide to Creating Wonderful People. To enter to win a copy, leave a comment here with your best parenting advice OR your most pressing parenting question to which you would like to know the answer!
Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Parents’ Guide to Creating Wonderful People, but the thoughts expressed here are my own.