With All Due Respect by Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock.
Little description: With All Due Respect is a handbook for parents navigating the difficulties of the tween and teen years. Roesner and Hitchcock help parents identify what successful relationships look like and give easy-to-follow lessons in enforcing rules, communicating lovingly, resetting relationships, overcoming fears and exhaustion, and handling rebellion. Each day features a story every mom can relate to, down-to-earth questions to think about, and a prayer to launch an action plan. As a result, the reader gains new skills and perspective, greater strength, and an ability to live out faith daily as never before. With All Due Respect is for all parents seeking not only to connect more deeply with and positively impact their teens and twins, but also to grow more deeply in faith through the process.
Genre: Christian Living/ Religious
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My thoughts: 5 stars out of 5
This book is a dare journal that will challenge every parent to step into happy relationship with their teens… I am just going to retrace the book content, because it’ll reveal the key points.
First it talks about the expectations parents have for their families, especially for their teens. The dare starts with a challenge for each parent to assess their parental interactions, revisit their childhood, focus on God’s vision, push the reset button, to be careful with the words, communicate respect early, stop yourself, take care of the temple, counter the culture, refrain from casting blame, speak the truth, parenthood perspective, leap outside the comfort zone, encourage, humor when things get hot, stay out of God’s way, practice thankfulness, be true to your word, offer compassion, give your kids grace, take time to listen, coach the kids through the conflicts, parent ahead, talk your kids through disappointments, drop the comparison, invite their friends in, separate your identity, avoid the blame game, respond with calm, remove the mask, deal with the person before the issue, respectively consider your kid’s request, model friendship to your kids, respect the rites of passage, teach your kids to self-process, be sensitive to other parents, release yourself from worry, encourage self-discipline, point out what is right, be a relationship architect.
Provided by BookLook Bloggers as a complementary copy for my opinion and review.