Do you have preschool children? Then this volume by Vicki Tiede and published by Pix-N-Pens could be a real help to you. I review this book from the perspective of a pastor and parent with 2 preschool children and 4 beyond it. So I have had some time and opportunity to try various ideas and both fail and succeed at parenting in this age group. My assessment is that this book could both really help a new parent or help tweak a more experienced one. It’s so easy to fail at being diligent and to need a reminder. You will get that and some new ideas as well here.
The book aims at providing “prayers and practical guidance for the preschool years.” It is broken down into the subjects of character that should most appeal to us: self-control, responsibility, respect, honesty, conscience, etc. That is the proper beginning place.
From there it turns to even more practical subjects concerning development and social skills. Finally, it ends where most parents want to begin: behavior! Mrs. Tiede has the proper order. Still, her advise here is creative and sensible. There are things we simply must deal with if we love our children.
The book fortunately doesn’t talk down to us and has a real spiritual tone. Every chapter ends in a suggested prayer.
The only drawbacks that I could see are that, strangely, spanking is not really discussed either in a positive or negative manner, or at all really. This book, I guess, offers other creative options to either replace or supplement spanking depending on you point of view. The author is a mother and so the mother’s perspective shines a little stronger. Still, I find it helpful.
God bless on raising those little gifts from God!
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.