Thursday, December 22
Secure Daughters Confident Sons
I enjoyed this book although I found it to be more appropriate for parents of teens rather than parents of younger children. I found this great that the author touched on our divine natures of male and female. God made us each differently and that's a good thing. We each have different tendencies. God has a plan for each of us.
I walked away from this book with a point that I thought was great. We must look at our children as future men and women. I believe they must be taught and allowed to explore. Along with this there must be boundaries in place as well. I have found with my son that at different ages of his life he begins what I call "button pushing" if you will. This being said my meaning is this; when I feel he's pushing buttons it is again that he's searching for the break in his boundaries with me as his Mom. He knows I won't fall from him. He knows I'll be there. He pushes and pushes, putting me through the testing of this at different points of his life. I find this a touchy time sort of because it can play a bit with your emotions, but at the same time it is very important to make those boundaries strong. I do that and he stops pushing. I make sure I'm there for him even if he isn't seeking me out and those times he needs me I'm there even more.
The author laid the foundation that parenting styles are different from the Mother's style of parenting and the Father's style of parenting. Each are important that they create that balance for our children. While I haven't always agreed with some things that my husband does with our son; when I look at it with a different perspective I can see the value and end result our son is happy. I am thankful for a Wonderful Christian Husband, who is also my high school sweetheart. I know my husband can say the same with some of my parenting approaches with our son ~ he may not always agree or see the point. Our son has Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia and Hypotonia ~ so our approach with parenting can be challenging. I see it as an adventure daily and all through each day.
I would recommend this book to anyone with children or anyone thinking of having children.
I received a copy of the book: Secure Daughters Confident Sons by Glenn T. Stanton from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for review.
Grace & Peace,