Thomas Nelson/Booksneeze Review The Christian Parenting Handbook

Overall, I felt this book was a little nugget of great ideas. Each little idea is just a few pages, which helped in reading it. If you just wanted to find one little nugget, you read a few pages. I was impressed at the all-reaching topics the author came up with. I found myself thinking, “yes, I need to try that!” with many of the suggestions.
One downfall was some of the concepts weren’t developed quite enough to really find some answers. For example, one idea was to use discipline over anger, but there wasn’t as many hands-on or concrete ideas as I would have liked to implement the concept.

I loved the idea that you need to change your child’s “heart” as you parent. Many of the problems your child gets tangled in, or you find as a parent, if you work on changing the inner core of your child, you will find more success. This is definitely a book I would go back over and read again, especially certain concepts. It lends itself to reading slowly so you can implement different ideas. The authors also specifically want you to read the book and take notes of what you can do in your own parenting strategies. Good read. 


Baby pumpkins

 There were a couple of really small pumpkins that the boys have been calling their baby pumpkins. Halloween afternoon before Ryan left for work, he carved them. Liam put his in his room and used it as a nightlight last night.
 Really, even though they were green cause they got started late, they still LOVED those pumpkins!

Preschool program, monsters and pumpkins

 Collin had a preschool performance last week. Due to past experiences, I was thinking he would not sing, randomly look around..... no! He sang EVERY song, was totally engaged the whole time, and did AWESOME!
 It was SUCH a proud moment for me. And all the songs and actions were so adorable, especially for someone like me that loves music.
 I took some videos, but they won't post for some reason. I'm already looking forward to the Christmas program in a couple of months. GO COLLIN! Once again SO glad decided not to send him to kindergarten. This preschool is PERFECT for him for this year.
 Ryan's super creative carving job this year was a boat. This doesn't even do it justice. It had flags, an ocean, and a pumpkin lighthouse in our front yard. It got comments from EVERY trick or treater.

 One day we painted silly monsters for an activity. We hung them up all around the house.

 Collin did his as a cyclops.

Hope everyone had a happy halloween!