As you know I am a big fan of Linda and Richard Eyre. They are New York Times No. 1 bestselling authors and are the parents of nine children and, by coincidence, the authors of nine internationally distributed parenting and life-balance books. They now spend their time lecturing throughout the world on family-related topics and enjoying their grandchildren.
When I first became a mother I happened upon one of Linda and Richard Eyre’s books, “A Joyful Mother Of Children” and from that moment I was hooked. I loved the uplifting yet honest approach towards parenting they shared and I felt like I connected with them as I truly had a desire to be a joyful mother of children myself.
Recently, I had the opportunity to receive a copy of their new book "5 Spiritual Solutions for Everyday Parenting Challenges," which is available in Deseret Book stores now. I have to share that I was so excited to get this book in the mail that I have had to calm myself down and pace myself in my reading so that I did not devour it all in one setting!
As a mother who loves to include a spiritual focus in my mothering role, I really enjoyed the reminder, the application and practical every day insights that Linda and Richard share. With many years of experience and with many opportunities to teach, connect and learn from other parents I found their pearls of wisdom worthwhile and really a good read.
The 5 spiritual solutions they cover are:
Solution 1: Remember Your Children’s True Identity
(Give them the respect and individuality they deserve as children of God)
Solution 2: Remember God’s Parenting Patterns
(Try to emulate His divine example in how we discipline and how we motivate and how we love.)
Solution 3: Remember Your Direct Channel to the Father
(What prayer is more direct and effectual than a steward asking the true Father how to parent His children?)
Solution 4: Remember the Church’s “Scaffolding”
(The Church is our back-up for teaching everything from values to speaking ability.)
Solution 5: Remember the Savior’s Power
(We have the very Priesthood and power of God to bless and guide our children.)
This is one of those books that gives real practical application. I love to read parenting books where they share real life, everyday stories that actually happened in their own lives and their own homes, not some study that was done years ago. From these stores and experiences, I found myself as a mother wanting to include more of a spiritual focus within my family and being able to see from their insights how this could be done in a better, more planned way for our own unique family situation.
Most of my parenting skills and qualities I have learned have come through studying Scriptures and the teachings I have learned from attending church. I love that Linda and Richard remind us to not take this for granted and to appreciate what a blessing it is to us and to use it!
I am really excited to be able to give away a copy of Linda and Richard Eyre’s new book "5 Spiritual Solutions for Everyday Parenting Challenges," to a lucky Seven Cherubs reader. Here are the guidelines below:
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- Entries close 28th of March
Good luck xx