Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

I read a lot of parenting books. I grew up in a home that needed a lot of work, so I'm at least attempting to do some of that same work as E is growing up, rather than after some damage has been done. I certainly won't be perfect and I'm not saying that parenting books are the answer to everything, but I gain a few tips from each and hopefully that builds up to a decent amount of knowledge eventually. This parenting gig is HARD. 

I was sent The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler from Book Sneeze to review and was anxious to read something that was aimed, not only at my child's age group, but also based on God's word. Unfortunately, it fell a little short to me. 

The chapters range from Food Fights to Bedtime Battles and Tantrums 401. A lot of material is covered, but it's not exactly new material. There just isn't anything fresh and exciting about the topics talked about or even the way the information is presented. 

I did love the Scripture verses scattered throughout the text and the personal experiences of several moms and dads and different situations they were in with their children. 

There's absolutely nothing wrong with the book, in fact, I'd buy it for a friend's baby shower in a heartbeat. If I hadn't read a bunch of other books on the same subject, I think I'd really enjoy it, I just didn't find myself learning anything new. 

The book is a part of a series that includes different age levels, so if this sounds like something you may enjoy and you're looking for a book on babies or older children, author Erin MacPherson has those for you too!


javediqbal said...
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Danielle said...

Hi Amanda! If you're looking for other parenting books with a Christian perspective, I would suggest "Parenting is Heart Work" by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller. Dr. Turansky happens to be my pastor and has a lot of interesting things to say about parenting and families! He and Joanne are also the founders of the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Here's a link to the site (where you can also get some information about the book):

I'm not sure if it's different from other things you've read but it might be worth a look! :)