Let’s face it—parenting is hard!
In fact, many parents agree it’s the hardest job they’ve ever had to do. Did you know there are specific reasons why some families do well and others come unglued? Wise Parenting: Creating the Joy of Family offers parents in all stages of parenthood the six essential ingredients that successful and joy-filled families all seem to have. This is more than just another parenting book—this is a book of hope, as well as a practical guide for success in some of the most difficult parenting areas.
For over three decades, Dr. Gil Stieglitz has worked with countless parents and teens involving family issues. He began to see a pattern emerge between families who “did it right” and the absence of that pattern in families who came apart. He, along with his wife, Dana Stieglitz, put this pattern into practice while raising their three daughters. Today, they share an uncommon depth of relationship and joy with each of them. Now they are passing this pattern on to you, so you can create a truly enjoyable family.
My thoughts: I really appreciated this book! It's just the right length for busy parents, not overly long, but also detailed with a game plan on how to raise children. I appreciated the wisdom that the Stieglitz's share from their time in ministry and nursing, as well as what they gleaned from raising their 3 daughters. This is an excellent book for parents, filled with true stories and backed by scripture verses. While I know that parenting is not a one size fits all, this book has a lot of great ideas. I highly recommend picking it up!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
About the Author
Dana Stieglitz has a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Samuel Merritt University. She works as Nurse Practitioner in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice located in Sacramento, CA. Together, they have raised three beautiful young women who exemplify the Six R’s in their own unique ways. For more information and to check out their other books, visit www.ptlb.com or Amazon.com.
More from Dana and Gil
I can remember thirty years ago, when my wife and I had our first child, we picked up a mentor couple who was there to guide us through the first few years of the parenting process. Their guidance and support made all the difference in our parenting, helping us to be more confident in loving, directing, and guiding our baby daughter.
As our other two girls were born, we went to more parenting workshops and gathered more mentor couples. We also read, studied, and devoured all that the Scriptures had to say about the parenting process, especially the book of Proverbs. Another time, when my sister thought I was being too strict with the girls, she recommended a wonderful book that was helpful to us. All the different advice these mentors gave us and the various resources they offered were invaluable. We would have been lost without their help, not knowing what to do in so many situations. It really does take a village to raise kids wisely.
I am confident that God will guide every parent if they are looking for His wisdom. I am hopeful that my collection of all the wisdom we received over the years, and the scriptural underpinnings, will help you in the stretching, delightful, marathon-process of parenting your children. We truly did have a great time. Our kids were not easy but they were wonderful. And just so you know, we actually did have a staff meeting every week to talk through the six key R’s to try and stay ahead of our kids. I hope that this book acts like a gentle encourager on your parenting journey.
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Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, September 13 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, September 13
Texas Book-aholic, September 14
Inklings and notions, September 15
Stories By Gina, September 16 (Author Interview)
For Him and My Family, September 17
Locks, Hooks and Books, September 18
Artistic Nobody, September 19 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 20
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, September 21 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, September 21
Sara Jane Jacobs, September 22
Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 23
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 24
Spoken from the Heart, September 25
To celebrate their tour, Dana and Gil are giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a set of parenting books!! (including W!se Parenting)
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.