Friday, October 24, 2014
Many books focus on prenatal development and the health of a mom-to-be. While Expectant Parents does touch on important issues of pregnancy, its core purpose is help expectant parents understand key issues related to the arrival of a new child in the home, offering practical assistance as they prepare themselves for long-term family success.
It’s often said that babies don’t come with an instruction manual. This book actually provides parents with information and practical steps for writing their own—as they work to create the kind of home and family they choose to build. This includes strengthening their own marriage relationship, setting plans and expectations for parenthood, increasing communication, and preparing for the new stage of their family life that is just ahead. Ideal for first-time parents, this book would also be helpful for couples wanting to explore and prepare for the emotional, physical, and spiritual life changes that come with the arrival of any new child into the family.
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My thoughts: Where was this book, about a year and a half ago? It would of been lovely to have something like this one hand, as we were awaiting the arrive of our first child! None the less, I still enjoyed this book immensely, and I was able to glean quite a bit from it. One of the subjects I would of liked to have thought about before having kids was just how lonely one can feel after making the transition of working full time to just being around my little one most of the time. It was hard! This book would of helped that transition go a lot smoother.
I like that this book has several different perspectives and is about finding the right way for you and your spouse (or, as a single parent) to to parent the wee treasures that the Lord gives us to shepherd and love. I look forward to sharing this book with my friends who are expecting!
I received a copy of this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.